At last, the three sample FIW figures are done.

By Ross MacFarlane

Here is my review of some of The Day of Battles <POD> 40mm French & Indian War range (also available in 25mm) Over all it is favourable and I had no issues with the French private but some minor quibbles with the lace on the British, something that may have been already rectified judging by pictures on their website catalog.


A Sergeant and private of the 47th Foot confront a private of the Compagnies franches de la marine.

A Sergeant and private of the 47th Foot confront a private of the Compagnies franches de la marine.


I suspect that grey or brown gaitors would have been more accurate but I like the look of the black and some regiments did wear them.

I suspect that grey or brown gaitors would have been more accurate but I like the look of the black and some regiments did wear them.

My Numbers

I had a hard time deciding on a rating for these ones but balancing what I liked with what I didn’t, I ended up rating them 4/5.

First the Pro’s: The figures are a good match in size and style to various popular 40mm ranges. The bodies and heads look too thick to me but so do 90% of other ranges and many gamers prefer it so I’ll accept it. The resin takes paint well, is easy to trim or modify and seems to hold well with super glues. Having some separate parts, heads, some arms and weapons etc., helps those who like to customize figures.

“Editors Note”  I may have accidently sent Ross a Prussian figure or perhaps they all do look a bit alike.”

Read the rest of Ross’ Review at his Blog

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And on the 40mm Facebook Page


About Ross

Born and raised in the suburbs of Montreal, 5 years in the Black Watch of Canada Cadets, 5 years at the Collège militaire royal de Saint-Jean followed by 4 in the navy. 25 years with CPC in IT simultaneous with 23 years running a boarding kennel. Inherited my love of toy soldiers from my mother’s father. Married with a pack of Italian Greyhounds and 3 cats. Prematurely retired and enjoying leisure to game, maintaining our 160 yr old farmhouse and just living.

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