Monday, August 31, 2009

Old Glory Second Edition AWI Americans (2)

In my last post, I showed the first stick of painted Americans, and I commented on the oddness of the faces. I'm happy to report that the rest of the faces are, at least marginally, better.

But as you can see, they're still not really good faces. For $.60 each, they're pretty good figures. But they're far short of the Perry figures I have my eye on.

So how would a regiment of these figures look on the table? I'm not going to base them yet, as I plan to mix these men in hunting shirts into units with men in coats, but here are the 20 figures arrayed as a regiment.

I'd say they look the part. I'm building the American army at Freeman's Farm, which is a medium sized battle. I'll probably still use Perry for that army, but I'll certainly use some Old Glory figures to add onto that force for larger fights. They do look good all ranked up, and by mixing their four codes, I'll be able to produce suitably ragged looking units.


  1. I have a mix of OG and Perry figures in my collection and I like the OG figures just fine. I think they're an excellent value, and if you mix in the Perry figures they make for great 'filler'. The big difference is for the faces you do need to do a bit more work on the OG figures around the eyes. This blog entry of mine shows what I do for the OG eyes:

    You've done a great job on these hunting shirts. I'm always a bit shy about using greens on mine, but you've done it perfectly. I particularly like the shading of the tassled areas of the coats. I've never been able to make that look right.

  2. Allan, I'll have to pay more attention to the eyes on my next batch. I don't usually paint them in, but these figures may need that treatment.