Today I’ll enter new territory with my first “Unboxing” article! So come and join me to have look at the plastic Napoleonic French Line Infantry from Warlord Games.
The box contains 28 plastic French infantry (including optional heads for Grenadiers and Voltigeurs), a metal command group, and a full colour background leaflet containing several flags. The set costs 18 british pound, so just under 30 US-$.
The miniatures come in seven identical sprues and a little bag with the parts for the command group.
The sprues are very smartly designed with injection points positioned in way that they minimize the work you’ll need to put into the miniature during assembly. Mold lines are present, but very small and in places where they are easily removed without destroying details.
There are eight heads in every sprue, four for Line Infantry (to the left) and four for Voltigeurs or Grenadiers (to the right).
The command group consists of two officers, a drummer and a standard bearer, again with different head options. The inclusion of a small metal rod for the standard is a nice extra.
Every miniature is build out of three pieces: body, head and backpack. Assembly is as easy as it could be, I am sure you can put together the whole unit in less than 10 minutes.