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Parkfield Miniatures

United Kingdom

Napoleonic Peninsular foot
As Delivered

Barrett Scale: 24½L/M
Mixes best with: Probably most of the older ranges that cover this period.
Long Review: Yet another period that my info is very shaky on. I will judge these figures purely on their sculpting and what I have been able to glean on the period in a (very) short browse on the web and a few dimly-recalled memories in assorted wargames magazines.
Simon has proved that he can maintain consistent sculpting- over the various ranges I have seen (as well as stretching from early figures to later figures), the ranges all seem to be very consistent in terms of size- no scale creep here. The poses are very "standard", and look right for what I know of the period. There is some flash, but not a great deal, and it should be fairly easy to clean off.
Other than what I've seen in films (the Hornblower series, and one Sharpe!), I know very little about the period, so to my eye the figures look quite acceptable. I certainly couldn't tell you if the rifleman is suitable for anywhere other than Spain in 1812 (I recall overhearing comments like "but the cuff-facing is tisted, so he's only suitable for 15 March 1814" made by Napoleonics players), but he does look rather like what I've seen on Sharpe. The Frenchman looks enough like the illustrations I've seen in the last few days to convince me. The poses are workmanlike, and should look quite decent once painted.
Commentary: Good figures which should paint up very easily.
Historical Accuracy: Four Average.
Pose Quality: Four Average.
Sculpting: Four Average. This set is showing their age in terms of the sculpting style.
Casting: Four Average. There is a little mould slippage and some cleaning, but not excessively so.
Sources: These figures donated by Simon Lee.
Sculptors: Simon Lee.
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Napoleonic Peninsular, as delivered

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