A couple of weeks ago, I mentioned to another club member that I had a collection of 15mm Napoleonics at the back of my cupboard; the usual mix of British and French Waterloo era minis. He said he had a collection and the next thing I knew we were arranging to dust them off and get them on the table for Black Powder. I found my French tin pretty easily, but still can't put my hands on the tin of British - haven't seen them since we moved house 5 years ago. Trying to remember where I had packed them set me off on a trip down Memory Lane and I recalled ordering them back in 1992 or 3 as a set of Minifigs packs from the Guardroom - a shop in Dunstable I think, that used to advertise in Miniature Wargames magazine. I also added some Battle Honours Riflemen and a pack of Battle Honours (not Lancashire Games as I first thought) British infantry the following year at a Napoleonics show in Bridgenorth.
As I can't put my hands on the painted British, I could find the unpainted bag of Battle Honours British infantry, so thought I'd dig them out and have a try at painting Napoleonics for the first time in 20 years. Just two bases of four infantry in firing pose. On the whole, I found painting these a nice change from the usual drab colours of ww2 and modern soldiers and they seemed to paint up well compared to my memories of 20 years ago; perhaps my patience has improved or my eyesight has deteriorated. One or the other. Anyway, I probably won't win any prizes, but I'm really pleased with the result. So much so that I'm going to pick up a few more packs at WMMS and work on them on and off as a break from moderns.
Thanks for looking.