|Heavy French and Italian cavalry|
So, having painted all of the above in this last few weeks I thought I’d give you a brief comparison.
|Steel Fist again, remarkable figures- side-show Bob leading the charge.|
|Earlier Italian Knights from Steel Fist|
All of the Steel Fist figures look BIG. Nothing wrong with that, and they are the same size as Perry medievals.
|Eureka again, very varied and clever designs|
There are basically 3 or 4 head variations on 2 body types. Then the horses......I’ve never been a huge fan of Foundry horses, to much shaggy pit pony for my liking. I bought 7 different mounted packs of the Gendarmes....and there is only 1 barded horse type and 4 unarmoured horse. However, I can live with that, what was a bit of a shock was the casting quality. It was bloody awful. Massive lumps of flash, mould lines, the works. 24 figures and horses took me about 4 hours to clean up and assemble, which is a bit poor, and after all, Foundry are charging premium prices for 30 year old sculpts. I bought them on a deal which was great, but if I had paid full list price for them I would have been disappointed. Compared to the more modern figures their age is showing, but, they paint up as fine as they always have.
|Another view of Wargames Foundry|
|Foundry head on|
All of these figures were a joy to paint, and I’m really pleased with them, I set them off with a bunch of Pete’s Flags, which, let’s be honest, always make average painted figures like mine look brilliant.
Flags, faces and bases....that’s all you need.
|All banners from Pete’s Flags.|