My two new and combined projects are 28mm Sicily and Italy WW2 and Napoleonic Peninsular. I say combined as the terrain will be more or less the same for both but the little men that fight on it will be totally different obviously.
I will start off with some 95th Rifles for the Peninsular War, these figures are from both Perry and Alban miniatures. Alban Miniatures are no longer trading and reverted back to a private collection in January 2016 which is a shame as they are very nice figures, perfectly proportioned (1/56th scale) and the quality of the casting really shows with no flash or any filing needed.
My collection is going to be mostly Perry Miniatures but I was lucky enough to be given a handful of the 95th Rifles and a couple of dozen French Voltigeur figures (more of these in a future post). Alban Miniatures being 1/56th are more or less the same height as Perry Miniatures but being proportionally scaled are slimmer in build. This for me is fine with skirmishing figures and individual officers/characters but I would keep formed units separate due to the slight size difference. Here is a couple of pictures of Perry and Alban Miniatures for you to make up your own mind.
Alban Miniatures also do some great character figures from the Bernard Cornwell Sharpe series and they even brought out a Sharpe and Harper special edition figure with the launch of the first Sharp Practice rule book from Too Fat Lardies back in 2008.
To give you an idea of their range of figures you can check out their website albanminiatures.com although as mentioned above, they are no longer trading.
I was chatting with Paul Hammond and he informed me that if he had enough interest from people wanting to buy figures from Alban Miniatures then he would consider sending a batch off to be cast.
If you think you would be interested then contact Paul Hammond at firstname.lastname@example.org
Back to the 95th, which are all Alban apart from two plastic Perry Miniatures.
These are two different sets of Sharp and Harper. The figures on the right are slightly smaller and I think might have been made by a different sculptor as they came free with the original release of Sharp Practice from TFL.
The 95th command set.
Harper on the left with his seven barrelled rifle.
A couple of little tasters from the WW2 Sicily and Italy project that I have been very busy on. More of that in a future post.
As with all my posts, I will be finishing off with a link for anyone interested in going on the waiting list for my book SETTING THE SCENE to contact www.kerstinsmith1234
and once I have enough interest I will do a third print run.