The last month I have been rereading books on the War of 1812. I've also been thinking of how I could wargame the war. I have now decided instead of trying to find out of production figures for the project which would in all probability take years to collect, to use Miniature Figurines War of 1812 figures. They are handsome, well proportioned figures.
It dawned on me that it is possible that I might have some second generation Minifigs War of 1812 militia that I purchased over 20 years ago. The old 2nd generation figures that I own have thin rectangular bases; the new 3rd generation figures have thicker bases that have a more geometric shape. The old militia figures did have officers, which now I can't find. I foresee a long search though thousands of figures.
|I've started some outside painting of Minifigs War of 1812 militia to see if this is the direction to proceed with.|
|3rd generation Minifigs militia with what I think might be a 2nd generation militiaman.|
|On the left is a 3rd generation figure base; right is what I believe is a 2nd generation figure. I have bought newer Minifigs with the rectangular bases; possibly 2nd generation figures that were good enough not to need to be resculpted?|