The photo does emphasise the crispness of the Van Dyck figures compared to other companies, although they all seem to paint up well.
When it comes to the WSS Pendraken has a very comprehensive range that are well sculpted. They also have a beautifully sculpted League of Augsburg range, and as a result of client pressure the LOA commanders have also been issued as a separate pack in tricornes to go with the WSS range.
Unfortunately the Irregular range is not up to the same standard, but does have some very useful items such as limbers with horses in single file.
Indeed they are beautifully cast figures. I have a number of his WWI Belgians. Unfortunately his development of ranges is incredibly slow. Only one more code of Belgians have appeared in the last two years, and the Belgian armoured train has been promised for as long as I have had contact with that company. If you really want to get into using this company for 10mm WSS you may have a very long project on your hands.
For the record, I game in 10mm and add the battalion gun to the fourth base - I use four 25mm frontage bases which gives me the exact width for the 15mm play sheet. Unfortunately 20mm squares would prove too fiddly. Besides, aesthetically this works for me:
Once again a set of rules that work. Why fix them? Americans will have to do what we do - if you can’t get it here buy it from abroad. I use American, Lithuanian, French, Spanish and Polish products in my gaming.
About 20 to 30 years ago I used to get my knickers in a twist about these sorts of details, until I decided that playing a representative game was more fun and less stressful than trying to produce exact replicas of armies.
Have now received the books. They are absolutely sumptuous, and fortunately have been translated from the C18th French into modern English idiom, making them a very good read. The maps, sketches and tables at the back came as a surprise. I was expecting about 20. There are over 200 in each volume - about 1/3 of each book. So far it is proving an easy and enjoyable read. The dust jacket artwork by Peter Dennis is pretty stunning as well. As a fan of the SYW Austrian army this has been a real find. Amazing to think that the pair of them are less than a Black Powder rule book.