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fff200801 Dec 2009 1:44 p.m. PST

Does someone know of a range of 15mm SYW pioneers, sappers, miners, engineers and/or the like ?

anleiher01 Dec 2009 2:02 p.m. PST

Roundway, I believe.


Personal logo timurilank Supporting Member of TMP01 Dec 2009 4:15 p.m. PST

Within the Old Glory SYW line, it is possible to find a pioneer within an infantry pack (Prussian or Austrian). I have made mine from extra artillerist and officers. A cart with tools is also a nice addition to your Engineer group.


Personal logo Dye4minis Supporting Member of TMP01 Dec 2009 10:51 p.m. PST

Without having to spend more for figures you don't need, I suggest the Minifigs engineers at work pack. They are bare headed, in pants and shirts with rolled up sleves. 4 poses times 3 each in a pack for $5.50. Good for anybody that…well, wears pants and rolls up their sleeves when they are hard at work! 8>)

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Hope this helps.

Tom Dye

fff200802 Dec 2009 1:22 p.m. PST

Hmm, the Roundway list looks interesting, not only for the pioneers etc. Does someone know what these are like? (and do they sell in Europe?)

anleiher02 Dec 2009 3:28 p.m. PST

I have purchased the Roundway figures. the ones I have are in a variety of poses, in shirt with hat, two figures with a connecting beam on their shoulders, one figure directing the work; mind you---that's off the top of my head. I am at the office, not at home looking at the figures.

I was quite pleased.

Dave Crowell28 Dec 2009 2:57 p.m. PST

Excellent. These will find use for me. I too have done the convert from artilery men, but purpose built engineers will be just the thing.

For those who do 40mm (like me) Doug at MSC has intimated that 40mm Engineers and Sappers will be joining the Trident AWI range.

Why are the most useful types always the hardest to find?

Supercilius Maximus30 Dec 2009 12:02 p.m. PST

If you are UK-based, Museum Miniatures and Hallmark (the latter available via Mgister Militum) can provide you with a superb range of carts and wagons, including pontooons.

Mal Wright Fezian31 Dec 2009 3:52 a.m. PST

I have Museum Miniatures siege engineers etc plus a few from a couple of other brands I cant remember. I'm very pleased with them, especially as there are a good variety of positions and types of tools in use. Wheel barrows, facines and even coats hanging on the handle of a shovel, make them a treat to paint up. Some have their sleeves rolled up and most are only wearing a shirt. They are a bit slighter in size than other 15mm but it really doesn't matter as my teams are all working together on the same bases. I always use them as the lead groups when doing siege of field works.
I liked them enough, that I have enough for three 12 figure battalions, one each with my Piemonte-Sardinian army, French and Austrians. The other figures are painted to correct nationalities to give an army specific look. I also have command groups for each nationality.

I figure that if I'm going to do some sieges, I might as well do them right!

Brownand15 Sep 2019 12:18 p.m. PST

An old post but are there now some 15mm SYW pioneers, sappers, miners, engineers and/or the like ?

Rusty Balls18 Jun 2020 2:50 p.m. PST

Resurrecting this post – looking for 15mm figures for siege figures. Miners, sappers, engineers, laborers etc..

Any decent figures out there?

Thanks in advance!

Midgetmanifesto07 Oct 2020 9:53 p.m. PST

I just found some that might work with magister militum:
pioneer//labourer party

Wheelbarrow and men (no picture of the men)

Brownand04 Nov 2020 4:35 a.m. PST

Aren't these the old halmark figures?

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