|The new Portuguese artillery set from Hagen Miniatures|
Sometimes it's a curse keeping abreast of the latest developments in our hobby! If I wasn't a member of Benno's Forum or followed History in 1/72, then I would still be living in blissful ignorance of developments in areas where my collection has gaps, viz. the Portuguese artillery above.
I can justify to myself ordering a set of the Portuguese gunners as there is a glaring lack of figures for this important British ally in 1/72nd scale. What I can't really justify is the "oooh, shiny!" impulse buy of the new British infantry on offer from Hagen as shown below.
The tattered marching infantry are right up my alley. I love the assortment of headgear they are sporting; that's what I try to do with my head conversions, but these are ready-made with an assortment of shakos, forage caps and a bare head.
|Tattered Tommy Atkinses.|
The dynamic action poses of the light infantry figures just cry out to be painted! I love the light-bob officer resplendent in his hussar's pelisse, directing traffic with his light cavalry sabre. I'll probably mount them on 2" round bases as skirmishers
|Dandy officer and light bob.|
|Skirmishing light bobs.|
(All images courtesy of Hagen Miniatures website.)