In the pic right below you can see how I painted 15mm French Napoleonics almost exactly 1 year ago.
And here you can see the ones I painted last week.
Now side by side, as you can see night and day.
Now granted the old ones are Fantassin and the new are AB
And the bases are better, so it might help the "illusion"
But I think most people will se there realy is a BIG diffrence.
Infact as it is now, I realy don't want to play with the old ones, I don't want them on my table, the simply look crummy.