Category Archives: War of 1812

War of 1812 – American Militia (Old Glory)

Old Glory War of 1812 American Militia. I planned to use these same figures for Canadian Militia with the addition of a cloth tied around the arm to distinguish them from their US counterparts. These are lovely figures – probably my favourite of the entire War of 1812 range produced by Old Glory. Figures have good animation, and you get a good variety of poses in the classic 20 figure pack. I brought five of these packs – so a lot more militia for me to paint. I was thinking that these same figures could be used for almost any civilian militia in the horse and musket era. Specifically Spanish and possibly Portuguese. Flags are variations on Warflags offerings.  These were painted back about ten years ago. I am sure I could do a better job today – but I still like them in all their shiny (old) glory.

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The horn blower is a figure from the old Foundry French Revolution range that included a trio of characters inspired by the Delacriox painting “Liberty Leading the People”.
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Gear is ammunition and forage bag – simple to paint.

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Kentucky Volunteers – War of 1812 (Old Glory)

More from the 1812 archives box.  Kentucky Volunteers from Old Glory. These miniatures are very cool – good poses and crisp castings.  From what I remember from ten years or more ago, they were pretty easy to paint. Like most of my research I relied on memory and seeing a few pictures online so no real apologies for the accuracy or otherwise of their garb. I am not even sure they carried standards but wanted some so there you are.

I think they were designed with skirmishing in mind but I thought they made a great firing line.
Converted standard bearers. There were none in the Old Glory bag so it was off with some muskets and on with flag staffs.
The flag is pretty much of my own invention. I looked at some militia flags online and that is what I ended up with.
The US flag is from Warflags if I remember correctly.
More buckskins.
I was doing these bases with the edges cut off – one of our old gaming buddies had AWI armies based like that and I really liked it at the time so copied it.


The Mounted Kentucky Volunteers. One thing about Old Glory ‘Bags o’ Troops’ that I don’t like is the cavalry bags. You get ten figures. I would rather have twelve. While OK for War of 1812 which didn’t see much use of cavalry, it would be annoying doing regular Napoleonic cavalry units under most rule systems.

These mounted figures are however very nice. Good poses – riders seem relaxed in the saddle. The animation is fantastic.

The whole unit.
The Commanding Officer.
Advancing in skirmish order.
Front view.

US Infantry War of 1812 (Old Glory)

From my ‘What I discovered in a box’ archive.  Two regiments of American regulars. One in the familiar grey and one in brown.  These are Old Glory figures. The usual mix of really good poses and a few of the traditional Old Glory “animated” figures.

You may notice that the first regiment pictured has a rifle regiment flag.  I know it is the wrong colour but back in 2004 I didn’t and I cannot be buggered changing it.  One day perhaps.

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American Rifleman – War of 1812 (Old Glory)

With the Woolshed well on the way to being wargame friendly once again, I thought I might do some posts on my War of 1812 Yanks.  I painted these way back in about 2003 I think it was. I paint in a different style now but I still like these guys. A bit glossy, colours not quite right and not much shading – they are what they are.  I do remember how proud I was of the freehand ‘US’ on canteens and backpacks. Nowadays you can get decals for that. Time marches on…..

These miniatures are Old Glory figures from their excellent War of 1812 range. There are some really nice models in this range. I have bags of them unpainted in my lead mountain.  They are at the smaller end of 28mm but stand up well alongside newer ranges.

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