Monday, January 23, 2012

War of 1812 Infantry

I've magnetized all 8 of my completed Infantry battalions and added flags  to 7 of 8 of the battalions (I ran out of flags for one of the British battalions).

The British flags are from Vaubanner Graphics and the US flags are from Iain over at Flags of War.  Both sets of flags are very nice and were easy to put on.


The flag poles for the US figures are simple brass rod and the Battle Flag Flags's where very easy to install.  Battle Flag uses a thick style of of paper which is very durable but does require a bit more glue and water to both hold down and make pliable when adding the folds.  You can see the thickness of the paper given the white edging of the flags.  No worries a slight amount of black wash will take the edge of that.

 All the British infantry figures are Perry plastics and use the standard plastic flag poles.  The Vaubanner flags are a bit oversized and needed some notches removed at the top on bottom of where the flag wraps around the pole so they can fit in place.
Both companies have nice selections for the War of 1812 and are very good choices for flags.

Next up on the Painting table - US commanders, A US Militia unit and some US artillery and then the Glengarry Lights.

9 comments:

Hein said...

Those look great. Love flags.

The Angry Lurker said...

That's an impressive collection sir and nicely done as well....

Flags of War said...

They look great mate

Ubique said...

Great looking figures (I'm seriously jealous).

Regards,
Matt

Steve-the-Wargamer said...

Magnificent! Just lovely...

DeanM said...

Whoah! Impressive battalions! Hmm, so is this historically accurate - the 4:1 ration Brits v. Americans? Best, Dean

Docsmith said...

Beautifully done Miles - love to see you do Lundy's Lane (using BP of course)

Cheers,
Doc

jmilesr said...

Doc:
I'm planning to do Lundy's Lane this summer - all of the British and Canadian Battalions should be represented by then. After that it will be a refight of the Chesapeake Campaign so I can also use some of my Langtons!

Dean: I'm afraid the ratio is thrown off by my slow painting - only 3 US battalions painted me vs 7 painted by MMPS and a friend I need to get back to the workbench!

RazorOne223 said...

Stop it with the new era's and armies...I don't have enough money...lol Every time I see stuff on your blog or others it makes me want to start new armies. great work!

Cheers

Eric