The AB Figures range of Napoleonic miniatures comprehensively covers all the major participants involved in the wars of Napoleon from 1798 to 1815. It was always going to be a monumental task to cover every nation and troop type involved, with such an array of uniforms and changing military fashions over some two decades of fighting, but what few omissions there are in the range are being steadily filled by sculptor Tony Barton.
With this release of new AB Figures we are pleased to finally resolve one of the more glaring absentees – in the form of Hungarian infantry wearing the 1798 to c.1806 helmet. Collectors recreating an Austro-Hungarian army for the momentous campaign of 1805 and the Battles of Ulm and Austerlitz will be very pleased to see these, as they can now field correctly helmeted Hungarian battalions along side their helmeted Austrian units. (Helmeted Austrian figures are already available). Until now the range has only contained Hungarian infantry wearing the later shako which was issued in a rather piecemeal fashion – initially to Hungarian regiments – from around 1806 onwards. The new Hungarians in helmet include multiple variant rank and file as well as an officer, drummer, and standard bearer. Now is your chance to be General Mack and take the war to Bonaparte… or perhaps not!
The French Chasseur casualty set contains ten figures (four horses and five riders) in a variety of distressed and terminal states. Never let it be forgotten that war is hell! These Chasseurs are wearing the later short tailed kinski jacket of the post 1806 period. Casualty figures are especially suited to rules sets like Lasalle which require ‘casualty bases’ as game markers. This set joins the existing French cavalry casualty sets for the Cuirassiers and the Dragoons.
The Spanish cavalry are all new figures and replace the old Spanish cavalry of the same product codes. The new figures incorporate all the latest research on Spanish heavy cavalry uniforms during the Peninsula War and are more accurate than the old figures. Troopers, an officer, trumpeter, and standard bearer are all included.
The Prussian ADC figure is a useful addition for generals with 1812-1815 Prussian armies who use gaming rules that require the bearers of orders to be represented on the tabletop. Alternatively he will just look good as one of those extra figures people like to embellish their ‘command’ bases with, or you could assign him a command of his own, such as a Light Cavalry Brigade – seeing as he is resplendent in his Hussar uniform.
Here are the codes and details for the new figures.
AB Figures 15/18mm NEW Napoleonic miniatures Sculpted by Tony Barton