Occasionally you will come across these 'periods' in wargaming that seduce you with terrible figures and a setting that is non too deep... BUT you cant help yourself be drawn to it anyway.
For me this is represented by Flintloque and its spin offs Deadloque and Slaughterloo! All games of Napoleonic Fantasy inspired by the Bernard Cornwell Sharpe novels.
I picked up a Deadloque pack out of curiosity and sat down to paint the figures which on first glance all looked like comic book cariacatures with hands the size of their abdomens and such like..
However after painting some of these figures up I was totally hooked. These figures have a certain panache that you will not be able to find on any other figures by any other manufacturer... and its a style that lends itself to interesting painting. The oversculpted elements of each miniature really lends itself to shading and highlighting and when painted the whole effect is one of aesthetic contrasts giving, what I believe to be, a really attractive and more importantly an INTERESTING set of miniatures to game with.
So, whilst Flintloque originated with the Fantasy retelling of the adventures of Sharpe (or Sharkey as it is retold in Flintloque), this Black Powder fantasy world broadened its horizons to include a lot of the Emperor Napoleons other exploits... one of these being the doomed 1812 Russian adventure. In Flintloque this misadventure is represented by The Witchlands campaign where the Elven Emperor Mordred invades the Star Wraiths kingdom... and gets roundly whooped, abandoning his army to freeze in the snow... hounded by Vampires, Liches, Werewolves and of course masses of the Undead!
Here are my miniatures which I painted for the game