Foundry and Perry Napoleonics

A break from Britains! Some Foundry and Perry Miniatures 28mm Napoleonics. Foundry figures are great, the Perry castings are amazing. The depth and angles they’re able to get in their casting – it’s astounding.

The downside to Perry, I’ve found, is that their detail is so fine and so small it can be hard to pick out with a brush. They sculpt three times larger than the finished product, allowing them to get all that detail. As with those beautifully detailed 1/72 plastics, the details are there but sometimes so small you can barely get a highlight on them.

Some French voltigeurs taking pot shots at an advancing Austrian squad.

The scruffy French veteran in the back, still wearing his 1806 issue white uniform, slew several Brits and an English officer in a skirmish game several years ago. I was glad he lived up to his looks!


Here’s some medievals, mostly Perry Miniatures with Crusader Miniatures for the Latin knights.

Byzantine cavalry, from Perry’s Crusader range Armenians and Seljuks. The only converting is adding height to the two middle figures’ helmets.

Seljuk cavalry, also from Perry’s crusader range.

Dismounted knights from the Latin Kingdom of Constantinople. This was the short-lived crusader state that was established after the sack of the Byzantine capital in 1204. These guys are from the later days of that kingdom before its fall to Nicean Byzatine forces in 1261.