Sorry, didn’t look at the photos as I was too busy feeling brassed off about Flickr now looking for more money. Doubt very much I will reach 1000 photos before I push off to explore the rest of the universe, but even so it is rather depressing.
I rather like those Mars figures, particularly the cavalry officer, still optimistically wearing 3/4 armour!. They have an almost impressionistic look to them which seems to work well for those figures.
Previously said this and will reiterate - you want column attacks play Napoleonics. You can also have ordre mixte and ordre mince, not to mention squares and huge grand batteries as well as masses of skirmishers - all very not C18th.
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.