Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Irregular vs Waterloo 1815, Infantry of the Risorgimento

The photo above compares three plastic figures from Waterloo 1815 (A,C,E) with two metal Garibaldians from Irregular (B,D). Click on the image for a larger version.


Manufacturers’ Designation and Number of Poses:

The Irregular models come from their “Garibaldi” range. They are catalogued as follows:

B: NGAR1 Garibaldian Infantry Running (to be confirmed)
D: NGAR3 Garibaldian Infantry Firing

The “Garibaldi” range currently comprises 12 types, several of which include multiple variants. This includes 5 Garibaldian infantry poses, and one cavalry figure. For the Neapolitan forces, Irregular offers 4 infantry poses, 1 cavalry, and an artillery crew with gun.

Figure Characteristics:

Height (measured from sole of foot to eyes): 18mm.
Body Build (from 5 categories): C (Average).

Availability and Cost:

Irregular’s metal figures are currently available, and can be ordered directly from the manufacturer. The figures can be ordered individually, or in larger numbers at discounted prices. Where variants exist, they are delivered randomly. Cost for foot figures: 50p UK for a single figure, £10.00 for a pack of 24, and £40.00 for a large pack of 100.

Notes on the Samples:

The Irregular models were generously provided by the manufacturer.


Manufacturers’ designation and Number of Poses:

The plastic figures are from Waterloo 1815’s box AP 015 “Italian Bersaglieri, 1859.” This set includes 48 figures in 12 poses.

Figure Characteristics:

Height (measured from sole of foot to eyes): 22mm.
Body Build (from 5 categories): C (Average).

Availability and Cost:

These figures are currently in production, and can be obtained through hobby shops or online distributors. For instance, at Hannant’s a box of these figures costs £8.50.

General Notes:

See the side panel lists for websites of the manufacturers, distributors and retailers mentioned above. To convert cost figures to your currency, use a site such as, also listed in the side panel.


Conrad Kinch said...

Hmm...I have quite a few of those Waterloo 1815 Figures and some rather mongrel looking Garibaldini that I got from somewhere. I don't think I'll be looking to Irregular for reinforcements.

EY said...

While I've said a lot of less than flattering things about Irregular miniatures, I have to admit that they do have the occasional sculpt that is rather nice. One thing I've noticed though is that many of their so-called 20mm figures are actually closer to 15mm.

As for the Waterloo Bersaglieri, I have to say that this particular set has the highest proportion of "hey steve" poses that I've ever encountered.

Plastic Hussar said...

Thanks for the comments. I agree that Irregular does have a nice broad range with many excellent figures. However the small size will frustrate some gamers (especially if they don't check out this blog first).