I guess like more than a few I have looked with interest at those stunning books released by Grand Tactical Rules 1870, 1859 and 1866. Although aimed at 6, 10 or 15mm, 80% of each book is about the historical background and look simply awesome. I got the 'itch' after seeing those amazing books, and I just had to replay some of those engagements but I only do 28mm and I wasn't aware of a suitable range (excluding Foundry, who are just way too expensive especially if buying from o'seas) so the idea and my enthusiasm cooled.
Well I came across a post today on another site that mentioned a company that I had never heard of before called Helion & Company Ltd. making 28mm figures for the APW so I went and had a look and I was very impressed.
Apparently this company had produced a similar range in the late 90's but then stopped, however the current range is an all-new range, using a new designer, new mouldmaker, and new production facilities, and not a re-release of the old figures.
They seem to be quite active as well, with news posted only last week and a list of future plans.
The figures are priced at GBP8.5 for a pack of 8, but shipping is free world wide, they also offer unit packs of 32 figures including command for GBP30.00 and there is a 'loyalty' scheme which effectively gives you another 5% discount. You can't complain about that at all can you!
Some pics of their range below,but check out their site for yourself.
If this was earlier in the year I would dive in and get some today but at the moment with the WG/Perry Prussians and Ehmke's Wurttenbergers on the immediate horizon I am going to be a bit tied up for the next few months but these would be nice for xmas to make a Sharpe's practice sized large skirmish game with say a 100 or so per side.