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Ilkley Old School Inactive Member16 Dec 2010 6:03 a.m. PST


Just bouught some of the new HaT 1/32 Napoleonic figures on a whim. The figures look very good. I plan to paint some up for gaming and I was wondering if anyone is doing this.

Bob in Edmonton16 Dec 2010 7:59 a.m. PST

A friend ran a game or two with 1/35 Naps using Songs of Drums and Shakos. This skirmish game was well received.

We've also used 1/32s for a Command and Colours Ancients adaptation (the proper game just shipped from GMT last week).

Dave Gamer Supporting Member of TMP16 Dec 2010 9:43 a.m. PST

The designers of Volley and Bayonet have played out large battles like Borodino using 1/32 (54mm).

Also there's a guy who does AWI in 54mm. Some pics from 2007:

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79thPA Supporting Member of TMP16 Dec 2010 10:57 a.m. PST

I've thought about some for a DBNish game, but I've got too much other 54mm stuff that I need to complete.

dwight shrute16 Dec 2010 11:14 a.m. PST

the old airfix ones are superb …

salute in 2011 has an enourmous acw 1/32 demo game

Personal logo andygamer Supporting Member of TMP16 Dec 2010 11:46 a.m. PST

Players at Stratford, Ontario's 2009 Hot Lead convention use them for gaming too:

(Sorry, it wasn't my game so I don't know what rules were used. And I also support the use of the Volley & Bayonet rules for 54mm gaming.)

allthekingsmen16 Dec 2010 3:13 p.m. PST

How about these pics?


We have yet to do Continental Napoleonics (having done War of 1812 in America so far), but our new French infantry will make it possible.


14Bore16 Dec 2010 4:13 p.m. PST

Has anyone ever had a GI Joe, not the modern action figures, but original's that were around a foot tall? And had a French Tirailleur uniform made for them and used them? I'm kiding of course but how could you ever have more than a skirmish with them without needing a football field for a area? the pictures look great by the way

Marc the plastics fan17 Dec 2010 4:29 a.m. PST

I think they will work well with Lasalle. The units are standard sized, and I reckon 8 figures will fit (double rank) on a base between 80mm and 100mm wide (compared to my 25mm stands which are 60mm wide).

And modern 28mm figures are struggling to fit on a 15mm wide base per figure. remember, 1/32 figures are bigger, but mostly upwards – the footprint is not too scary.

So the game is definitely bigger, but no beyond "do-able". And Lassalle uses the idea of base widths for measurement, and encourages you to scale your table so that the troops start reasonably near to each other.

If not, there is always the garden.

And HaT have shown pics of new French (both pre-post 1812 uniforms), and there is a 1.32 blog on their website, so come and join in please, as we need to tell (sorry, "encourage") HaT what to make.

Ilkley Old School Inactive Member17 Dec 2010 6:01 a.m. PST


Thanks for links.

Marc I have visited HaTs forum not yet joined. I have Lasalle and have just painted a few HaT 1/72 figures 1806 Prussians as Spanish.

For the 1/32 I am inclined to go for single basing although I had thought of 55mm square bases with 4 figures.
I will be making my 55mm bases using 2p coins sandwiched between card with tetrion filler to cover the gaps. This gives a nice heft to the base. In fact my 1/72 are based on 40mm square with 4 1p coins as the filler.

I am also doing a small WSS project with some of the other Ilkley Lads using Zvezda excellent GNW figures.

I seem to have been bitten by the plastic bug.

14Bore17 Dec 2010 6:19 a.m. PST

what kind of ground scale is used? and is so large muskets yet alone cannon canfire across the board?

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