I purchased a copy of British Grenadier! as soon as it came out. I had bought a couple other sets of Revolutionary War rules, but neither really tempted me to start painting an army. I had been playing General de Brigade, which I think is an excellent system, and I thought it would translate well to the wilds of North America.
This was my second period in 15mm. I already had large ACW armies for Fire and Fury. I bought a bag of Old Glory Hessians at my local hobby shop, and I did not like what I found. That must be Old Glory's "scurryingest" range.
At the time, Musket Miniatures had one of the few complete (with pictures!) manufacturer's web stores. Hard as it is to believe, just six years ago it was tough to buy figures direct from the manufacturer, and most web stores had almost no pictures. Most of my 15mm Civil War troops were from MM, and I had enjoyed their clean sculpts. I bought one pack of their figures to see how I liked their AWI range.
Musket Miniatures British Grenadiers
They were not at all what I was looking for. These elite grenadiers had spindly legs, strangely pinched faces, and rather anemic bearskins. Clearly I wouldn't be happy with a Musket Miniatures British army.
I asked some gamers more experienced in the period, and they suggested I try Minifigs.
Minifigs British Grenadiers
These figures had exactly the look I wanted: solid, elite infantry. The faces have good proportions, the bearskins are suitable impressive, and pose itself communicates a certain swagger. These guys are marching tall. I was sold, and I still love Minifigs to this day.
Minifigs Casualty Marker
I did buy a few more Musket Miniatures figures, and I found that most of their AWI line is passibly good. My American militia have a few MM figures, and I do like MM's casualty figures.
This is one of my older armies, but it's one I'm especially proud of. I won "Best in Show" for my Freeman's Farm setup ay my local IPMS show back in 2004. My painting has certainly improved since 2003, but I still think this is a great looking army. I'm thinking about posting more pictures of my Brits, but they really don't compare with some of the lovely 28s you see online. If you would like to see more of this army, leave a comment and let me know.