I was not going to let trivial little historical inaccuracies etc stop me from painting up these figures. I was most surprised and pleased at just how well the Warlord Games Polish Vistula Legion Painted up.
In the box you get 5 x Plastic French Sprues and a variety of metal heads. You get 4 x Command figures cast in metal. It does not come with instructions and a complete Napoleonics newby like me had to work out what a Fusilier, Voltigeur and a Grenadier was and what head to give them. A bit of research online and I figured out what is on the sprue. I have captioned the images below with what parts in the box set are for Fusiliers, Voltigeurs and Grenadiers.
|Soldiers Left to Right - Voltigeur/Grenadier, 3 x Fusiliers|
|Backpacks Left to Right - Fusilier, Fusilier, Voltigeur, Grenadier, Fusilier|
|Heads from top to bottom - Drummer & Officer, Grenadiers in Czapkas, Voltigeurs/Grenadiers, Fusiliers|
These chaps paint up lovely. I first thought the marching pose was kind of boring however they look great ranked up and you can easily pick out the details. The plastic is cast well and needs minimal clean up. You only need to glue the head and backpack on so assembly is fast and easy.
I would highly recommend these figures and are great value.
|Polish Vistula Legion Command - Sapper, Colonel, Officer, Drummer|
|Polish Vistula Legion Grenadiers wearing Czapkas|
|Polish Vistula Legion Fusiliers in Shakos|
|The first 20 painted|
|Polish Vistula Legion Drummer|
A quick final note. In the latest Analogue Hobbies Painting Challenge my drummer ended up making one of the top entries for the themed round of Musician.
|Polish Vistula Legion - So much swagger|