No...... they take some beating - coloquial for they are difficult to beat. A few years back when driving my son to his new digs in Leeds I asked him to get me there without going round the houses. Consequently he guided me through the commercial and industrial districts - it took ages.
Like you Featherstonefan I wanted to do WWI August 1914 in Belgium but couldn't find the best figures for it in 10mm, so went back to 15s (Peter Pig, TSS) and the same happened with ECW, even though I never expected to buy any new 15s other than ACW.
The annual Pendraken painting competition has just opened and the first post on the infantry unit thread is a beautiful French regiment from the battle of Rossbach. Difficult to believe they are only 10mm scale.