Did I mention that I was also doing SYW in 10mm? Yes, still going ahead with that as well. I used my Old Glory Army card to also get a sample of several Austrian 10mm packs to see how they will stack up against the Pendraken figures. Overall, I am fairly happy.
They come in strips of five, rather than individual castings. This means 20/stand rather than 16 for the Pendraken figs. (Which are both slightly larger, and also have wider bases.) I prefer the figure density I am getting, although the dynamic poses for the Pendraken figs suggests I might get a few units worth to sprinkle across the force.
My first couple stands are some combined Grenadiers done with mostly red facings. Each stand represents a battalion. I did one with white gaiters and the other with black to build in a little contrast. The figures paint up nicely en masse, and I plan on adding some differences with the colors of the gaiters, as well as mixing in some Hungarian units.
Red lapel, red vest. red turnback
Red lapel, white vest, red turnback
Red lapel, white vest, white turnback
As above, but with Blue replacing red.....
This is part of a more long term project as I build both sides of the primary antagonists for my own collection.