|Essex, Matchlock and Blue Moon|
As some of you will know, I'm in the middle of painting up both sides for the French Indian Wars. My collection is mainly made up of Essex figures, FreiKorps, MiniFigs and the recently re-released Matchlock. Then all of a sudden there's a brand new range from Blue Moon, after reading some of the reviews I was quite saddened to here that they were not that compatible with other ranges, being closer to 18mm. After admiring them for a couple of months, with a few Essex figures in my pocket i bought my first pack from Old Glory at Salute, I was going to buy the Indian villagers pack to go with my newly constructed longhouses, but for some stupid reason I forgot to go to the stand, by the time i got there they'd sold out!
Anyway I bought one pack of their Compagneis Franches de la Marine, the figures were the subject in my last post. I must say that I was very pleased with them, mostly because in my opinion they fit in well with my other figures, which is kind of bad news really, as now I might just have to buy some more!!! I've included a few comparison photos, to give you their scale against other makes.Marine
|Essex, Blue Moon, Matchlock and MiniFigs|
|Essex, Blue Moon, Matchlock, Blue Moon and MiniFigs|
I've included the next two photos to show you the leader of my French Marines, the figure is from Matchlock, I believe he is supposed to be a rendition of Captain Daniel-Hyacinthe-Marie Lienard de Beaujeu, better known just as Capt Beaujeu, who was the commander of the French forces at the Battle of Monongahela. He is a great figure, and is just what the Blue Moon pack is missing, an officer in undress.
My last photo are the first of my French dead, as I'm going to use a skirmish based set of rules, I thought I better get some casualties, these figures are from another manufacturer, Irregular Miniatures. The figures are from their Marlburian range, the French uniform hadn't changed much between the periods, so I think I can get away with it!!!