The line infantry make up the bulk of my AWI British army, with ten of the fifteen close order infantry units. Eight of my line infantry regiments are Minifigs. The other two are Jeff Valent.
Minifigs British Line
The Minifigs are very attractive figures, although I would have prefered a marching pose. The muskets are held far in front of the body and at a slight angle, making the figures difficult to rank up. Each figure wears a backpack, and I carefully painted the regiment numbers in Roman numerals.
The Jeff Valent British infantry come in two poses, and both are good. The advancing figures hold their muskets more across their bodies, making them easier to rank up. I really like the firing poses. Something about the soldiers' stances make them seem very realistic to me.
The only thing I don't like about the Jeff Valent line are the cast flags. They're a bear to paint, and I don't think they look as good as the paper flags.
Like you, I really am fond of the Jeff Valent firing pose. Both the American and British figures in this pose are excellent. I have several units of both in my AWI collection.ReplyDelete