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Wednesday, October 28, 2009

OLD GLORY 2nd Edition Pre-Painted and VICTRIX Metal 28mm

Hi All
It's been a long time since my last entry on the Blog; (work keeps getting in the way of my social life). Anyhooo, I thought I'd share with you some pictures of some OLD GLORY 2ND EDITION (OG 2nd Ed) Pre-painted miniatures I recently aquired a few months back, (before my car blew up)!
Well, they aren't ALL OG, the two mounted officers are the very nice VICTRIX French Mounted Colonels. I painted the two mounted Colonels myself.
Now Old Glory (OG) have a reputation of producing figures that are either very good, or very bad. Their 2nd Edition figures though are, in my opinion very nice. I don't think they are as good as PERRY's, but for the price they are pretty good at "bulking" out your line.
I think they were sculpted by the same chap who does the very nice SASH AND SABER 28mm figures.
The Pre-painted figures also are rather good value for money, with 20 painted "center" company figures setting you back $70.00 USD, or 8 "flank" company or "Command" figures costing $33.50 USD. Now they are not painted to what I'd call SHOWCASE or MUSEUM standard, but certainly a good to very good WARGAMER's standard. Bottom line was I happy for what I paid? YES.
Will I buy more? Hmmmm,... well I hear REINFORCEMENTS BY POST may well be doing a similar deal with the OG 2nd Ed figs, so when I see what they look like I'll spend my hard earned on what ones take my fancy,...
BELOW: French 36th Line Regt with a Mounted VICTRIX Colonel.
Notice the beautiful VICTRIX Colour (flag). It's as good as any flag you'll pay a couple of dollars for and you get about 8 of them FREE with a box of VICTRIX Plastic 28mm French infantry!!!

BELOW: The Eagle bearer, drummer and Officer of the 36th Line Regt. A much better look at the VICTRIX flag in this picture.

BELOW: The Grenadier Company of the 36th Line. I did repaint the Pom Poms and wings on the Grenadiers, (as the red was to subdued for my liking).

BELOW: a closer look at the Mounted Colonel of the 36th. The photo has made the horse look a lot "whiter" than it is, and has blured / blended the shading. This miniature looks a bit nicer in the flesh than this photo actually shows, (honestly).

BELOW: The Mounted Colonel and his charges of the 27th Line! The VICTRIX metals are beautiful miniatures. I'd rate them the equal of the PERRY's, (and that's saying something)!

BELOW: the 27th and 36th Line Regiments advance!

(BELOW) Old Glory 2ndEd Pre-painted figures as viewed from behind:
I based the figures on VICTRIX 40mm square bases.
Feel free to leave a comment!


JasonB said...

I have been thinking about getting some of the prepaints......did you order them from OG directly and are you a member of the army? Did postage wipe the discount out?
They look really good and the colonels are lovely!

Trailape said...

Hi JasonB
I am a Army Card holder and I did buy direct from OG. No postage wasn't to bad to Australia, but I always insist they send using USPS, (not one of the Private Postal services). Also, I bought some other items, so to postage was spead across several items.

Docsmith said...

Hi Trailape
Long time since we last met - an Elan game I think at Cancon with you as my artillery CO (of course). You also once wrote a great article on blackpowder guns for my old mag 'Kriegspieler' once upon a time... Great to see the Victrix mounted officers - did you get them thru Olympian here (OG?)? I got a box of the Victrix French from Dean myself and have just made them up, prior to painting. Bit of a fiddly task with plenty of breakages and much bad language but (mercifully) plenty of spares so I got an entire brigade in a box - 4x14 bttns & a 4 figure cmd (grenadier of course!) They are a pain to make but I'm looking forward to painting 'em as no two poses are exactly alike, so they're the best animated of any around. Used a few Perry 'bits' for arms etc too - they fit in nicely. Just got a few boxes of the new Perry cuirassier too and they look alright next to the Victrix figures. Whole lotta painting to do. Hope you and your expanding tribe are well (#4 on the way eh? Just like me - a sucker for punishment - but don't we love it?) Take care.


Trailape said...

Hi Brad
I actually got my VICTRIX as part of a subscription to Wargames illustrated! I also purchased some direct from Victrix in the UK.
Do you still have a copy in softcopy of that article I wrote?
If so can you email a copy to me?

Docsmith said...

I have seen a hardcopy of your article. If I can find it again I'll make a PDF of it.