Tuesday, 18 October 2011

204 AWI troops for $1.98!!

Way back in the early 1970’s I remember seeing this add in a comic book. Back then I thought this was simply awesome and hassled my Dad for ages to send away for them. Eventually he did and after several months they arrived. The figures were rubbish really but I was still very glad to have them. They are all gone now but I still remember this add very fondly and the many battles we had with these guys. I now have a 15mm British army and a 28mm Continental army painted up and a 28mm British army still to paint. Here are my two French units that cost more than $1.98 for each figure.  Front Rank figures and GMB flags.

Probably use this chap as a marker.

The Royal Deux Ponts infantry regiment was made up of German soldiers in French service. I stared painting this unit about 3 years ago. It has been an “on again, off again” thing that has finally come to an end last month. The light blue coats and the colourful flag should make this unit stand out on the table. 

My other French unit is the Soissonnois Regiment. This unit was painted a couple of years ago and I struggled with getting all that white done. Me and white don’t really get along too well.