Black Powder – Polish Vistula Legion / Review

Hey! Today I would like to share with you short review/unboxing of Polish Vistula Legion.聽

Box is important – I saw so many producers who still do not understand it. Luckily Warlord Games is not one of them. On box we have lovely graphic on front and picture of painted unit & historical brief on back. Unfortunately cardboard is very thin and it鈥檚 easy to tear/bend it.

Inside we have 24 miniatures and pack of heads for conversions. On one of Black Powder facebook groups I received information that heads are not 100% historical correctly and it is hard to assembly full, proper unit. I am not purist so no salt on my side. 馃檪

All minis come in 5 plastic sprues with body, backpacks and heads (we will not use them). Unique command squad is casted in metal. As you may see, main part of Vistula Legion is repacked from French Line Infantry box.

Quality of plastic minis is very good. Plastic injection points are in good spots and it鈥檚 easy to remove them. Mould lines are light and easy to remove too.

Metal models and heads are fine. Mould lines are light, tiny and easy to remove.聽Of course there are some problematic spots, but with good file and steady hand it will be not so hard 馃檪

Command squad has a lot of details and nice sculpts – especially musician. We can talk about proportions of human body, hands but… I am ok with overall design.

Plastic parts are very solid and hard. It is not easy to even bend the gun so you should not be worry about it. I like number of tiny details on whole miniature – it will be a nice challenge to paint it! I am not XIX century warfare specialist but everything looks close to real unifroms and gear.

It is worth to notice that inside the box you have no bases. I decided to use laser-cut HDF bases (you may see them in my previous Black Powder post about Napoleon Old Guard).

I hope you find this short review as useful. If yes – please let me know in comments section 馃檪 In my workshop i have dozens of nice boxes and if you like this version of unboxing… Anyway – below you have last picture of whole assembled unit.

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5 thoughts on “Black Powder – Polish Vistula Legion / Review

  • Fajna recenzja, mam jednak pewn膮 uwag臋 co do zgodno艣ci historycznej figurek 馃槈 Francuska piechota liniowa, kt贸ra jest podstaw膮 tego zestawu, mia艂a zupe艂nie inny kr贸j mundur贸w, ni偶 nasza Legia Nadwi艣la艅ska. Na figurkach wida膰, 偶e maj膮 d艂ugie, si臋gaj膮ce niemal do kolan po艂y frak贸w, natomiast z przodu s膮 g艂臋boko wyci臋te, robi膮c miejsce dla wystaj膮cych spod spodu kamizelek. Jest to kr贸j typowy dla armii francuskiej przed 1812 rokiem. Legia Nadwi艣la艅ska natomiast nosi艂a kurtki tzw. kroju polskiego- kr贸tsze, z po艂ami si臋gaj膮cymi ledwo po艣ladk贸w oraz bez wyci臋cia na kamizelk臋. Podobne, chocia偶 nie identyczne kurtki maj膮 plastikowe figurki p贸藕niejszej piechoty francuskiej od braci Perry. Mundury Legii bardziej wi臋c przypomina艂y to, co prezentuje ta grafika: http://www.skh.wat.edu.pl/images/stories/artykuly/barwaLN/49.PNG
    Ja osobi艣cie nie by艂em w stanie zdzier偶y膰 niezgodno艣ci historycznej tego zestawu. Rozwi膮za艂em ten problem, kupuj膮c zestaw francuskiej piechoty w p艂aszczach i u偶ywaj膮c g艂贸wek Legii 馃槈

  • Dodam, 偶e akurat czapki z tego zestawu s膮 stosunkowo najpoprawniejsze historycznie 馃槈 Du偶y plus nale偶y si臋 te偶 za to, 偶e Warlord nie wcisn膮艂 do grupy dowodzenia chor膮偶ego- Legia Nadwi艣la艅ska nie mia艂a w艂asnego sztandaru a偶 do 1813 roku, kiedy ju偶 jako pojedynczy Pu艂k Nadwi艣la艅ski by艂a zlepkiem r贸偶nych oddzia艂贸w wykrwawionych w kampanii 1812 roku.

  • These are Duchy of Warsaw Infantry, but not Vistula Legion, a very different unit.

    Often confused though.

    I do enjoy your reviews and hope you will do more!

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