43rd Monmouthshire Light Infantry – 28mm Victrix

My latest battalion for the British Army of the Peninsular War. The 43rd (Monmouthshire) Light Infantry were part of the famous Light Division under General Crauford.

These are 28mm Victrix hard plastic multi-part miniatures. While I enjoyed the assembly and the actual painting, I have not enjoyed plastic figures as much as I thought I would.  I have another two battalions on the go and once they are finished I won’t be going plastic again – unless I have absolutely no choice.  I am pretty careful and I managed to break three bayonets that I just could not glue back on, necessitating the removal and replacement of whole muskets and arms.  I have a crap load of these guys – like seven boxes, so I guess I will have spares for a long time.

Anyway – on with the battalion.  The flags are GMB – rushed to me in about a week from the UK to NZ.  The eagle-eyed amongst you may spot a couple of Perry bodies and backpacks.

43rd LI 1

43rd LI 2

43rd LI 3

43rd LI 4

43rd LI 5

43rd LI 6

43rd LI skirmishers

8 thoughts on “43rd Monmouthshire Light Infantry – 28mm Victrix”

  1. Very nicely done 🙂

    Your comment about the bayonets is interesting in that I had the same problem with Victrix French as well, I found them quite brittle compared to the Perry plastic ones, which are much more sturdy in comparison, but yes, given the choice its back to metals for me.



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