Sunday, October 17, 2010

Die preussische Armee kommt!

I was looking at David's blog here, where he shows some pictures of the new Warlord plastic Prussian Landwehr.  Given the fact that Warlord aren't charging for international postage at the moment (and with me living in Japan, that is no small consideration), I decided to order a few boxes just to get the project started.

Now, I know these are not the last word in historical accuracy or sculpting finesse- I'd have to take the Calpe route for that.  

But these will paint up easily, and being in plastic means it will reduce the amount of weight I have to carry to the game with me.  And frankly these are inexpensive enough so that I won't agonize about spending an inordinate time over them, which should translate into getting them ready and on the table in a relatively short period of time.

And right now we need numbers as the French are outnumbering the allies considerably!

It also means more money to spend on the more expensive things like hussars and artillery, which will be from Calpe.  The line infantry I will hold off on getting for a while, to see what the Perry offerings are like when they are released.  I expect they will be very nice indeed if their other sets are anything to go by.