Saturday, June 14, 2008

New Arrivals!

A long delayed package has arrived at my home, thanks to the generosity of a fellow wargamer who was thinning his collection. The same gentleman from whom I bought the earlier Spencer Smiths has turned up a large batch of unpainted ones. Photos to follow, of the SSMs as well as the Minot and RSM figures also included in the lot. As usual, click on a photo for a larger view.

First up, we have a batch of Spencer Smith grenadiers, complete with a pair of drummers and a mounted officer. I actually need 1-3 more of these to finish off this battalion properly.

Next, we have a "cavalry squadron" formed of a mixture of 1 Mounted Officer, 5 Dragoons, and 8 Charging Aide-de-Camp figures. There are a half dozen total mounted officers, one of whom will be joining my existing Musketeers probably, and the last few are undetermined.

Next up, we have a batch from Barry Minot's AWI range in plastic, a mixed handful of figures comprising 3 light infantry, 2 Highlanders, and 2 regulars.

Also from Barry Minot's AWI range is a group of 16 British Grenadiers, who will hopefully find some useful service to perform.

And lastly, we have yet another group of RSM95 figures. I'm guessing these are the firing versions of the Austrian Grenadier, but can anyone confirm?


Stokes Schwartz said...

Hey Jonathan,

The SSM's are great. What a catch! Have you thought about making up numbers with a few of the newer metal castings? You need so few that it wouldn't cost much and no one would know the difference once painted.

Best Regards,


Bluebear Jeff said...

A great big "BRAVO" to the gentleman who passed these figures onto you.

Even if we don't know who it is, isn't it nice to know that there are such kind people out there?

-- Jeff