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Personal logo Fergal Sponsoring Member of TMP26 Jan 2012 12:45 p.m. PST

Alright, this ain't my first rodeo. I'm interested in the War of 1812, I've got every Osprey on the war, I'm a 28mm guy and have my eye on Kuckleduster for figures, I'm a Sharp Practice fan for the rules. Everything's check so far.

Now, where do I go to find some really great painted examples of Wo1812 figures? This is usually the thing that get's me going the most on a project. I can usually find a nice blog with some great closeups or something similar.

So is there some online eye candy dealing with this war out there that I can't find? Anything with lots of painted miniatures? When will Tarleton's Quarter get around to covering this period?

Connard Sage26 Jan 2012 12:47 p.m. PST

Where to start with War of 1812?

You could invade Canada…

epturner Inactive Member26 Jan 2012 12:48 p.m. PST

Kunckleduster's website.

ATKM's website (but ignore the siren song about 54's)

Or, do a Google search for "War of 1812 War Games" and click on "Images". Lots of blogs with eye candy.


epturner Inactive Member26 Jan 2012 12:48 p.m. PST

Tried it twice. Didn't work. Next…


therrisok Inactive Member26 Jan 2012 12:50 p.m. PST

Third times the charm!!! LoL…

Schlesien26 Jan 2012 12:57 p.m. PST

Title should have read "Where to continue with War of 1812."

Personal logo Pictors Studio Sponsoring Member of TMP26 Jan 2012 12:57 p.m. PST

There are two museums that are worth visiting, one is on an island just North of Toledo, the other is in Erie, Pa. All the inspiration you need.

Then you will need to start buying the ships.

zippyfusenet Inactive Member26 Jan 2012 1:01 p.m. PST

That's a fine museum they have in Erie. Touring the Niagara is a blast (She's original! Not a reproduction. At least, a couple of boards are original.) And watching her go out under full sail is…stirring. Even for this old cynic.

epturner Inactive Member26 Jan 2012 1:02 p.m. PST

Personally, I'd like to continue it in Hawaii. But I seemed to have not won the lottery this winter.

So sad. So very sad.


David Manley26 Jan 2012 1:17 p.m. PST

"Where to start with War of 1812?"


Personal logo Fergal Sponsoring Member of TMP26 Jan 2012 1:23 p.m. PST

So…I'm guessing no online resources out there with painted figures?

@epturner, I've been all over the Knuckleduster website and can't find much in the way of painted inspiration? Got a link? I've been to the blog and there are a dozen picks there, but was hoping for more.

Mako11 Inactive Member26 Jan 2012 1:24 p.m. PST

"You could invade Canada…".

Nah, it's too cold there.

Rumor has it they're doing the reverse invasion for the warmer climate, and cheap real estate.

Do you have a fleet of War of 1812 vessels yet?

If not, you are behind the curve, and there are several options, e.g. the paper vessels and free rules; resin ships from and rules from Thoroughbred; resin ships from Old Glory and Sailpower, or small scale metal ones.

epturner Inactive Member26 Jan 2012 1:28 p.m. PST

Well, you COULD start with bateaux, because you'll need them to cross the Niagara and invade Queenston Heights.

Which is, amazingly enough, how I'm beginning my War of 1812 project. With side stops to Maguaga and River aux Canard along the way…


Poniatowski Supporting Member of TMP26 Jan 2012 1:28 p.m. PST

Here is a link to a forum with some nice pics. I am not tooo keen on the figures though, but they are very well done.


epturner Inactive Member26 Jan 2012 1:33 p.m. PST

I am, unfortunately, at work. Since I work for The Man, we are not allowed to look at bloggy things, else our productivity may be in jepoardy.

The way I get around such paternalistic restrictions, is by going to Google, typing in said "War of 1812 War Games", click on images, and various things pop up.

I can click on the pic to make it bigger, but I cannot visit the site, nor will it let me post the link.

I can tell you Bob Barnetson, who is on TMP, has a lovely site with some things. Ken Cliffe from All The King's Men has some lovely things in 54mm. Including pictures of games he's run. There are some others out there, but I cannot get at them right now, because of my guv'mint 'puter.

Sorry, best I can do right now.


DeanMoto Inactive Member26 Jan 2012 2:17 p.m. PST

Tried it twice. Didn't work. Next…


Exactly, I was going to say, is that even historically accurate? grin

Grizzlymc Inactive Member26 Jan 2012 2:21 p.m. PST

Stock up on white paint

Dave Crowell26 Jan 2012 2:53 p.m. PST

Google reenactor sites. They are usually as accurate as wargames figures. ;)

CooperSteveOnTheLaptop Inactive Member26 Jan 2012 4:20 p.m. PST

Don't give up the ship.

the trojan bunny26 Jan 2012 6:34 p.m. PST

For 28mm eye candy look here: link

allthekingsmen26 Jan 2012 6:50 p.m. PST


Here's the page for our 1812 line in 54mm. Perhaps not your scale, but maybe inspirational.


Here are some links to games in progress. Just look for the 1812 ones amid a few other periods.


FusilierDan Supporting Member of TMP26 Jan 2012 7:24 p.m. PST
nevinsrip Sponsoring Member of TMP26 Jan 2012 9:33 p.m. PST

To my mind, the Old Glory War of 1812 figures are their best work. They are the equal of the very, very good Foundry line. My collection is loaded with both.
I have also stocked up on the new Knuckleduster line which is proving to be every bit as good as the first two I mentioned.
I would also add Galloping Major who made fantastic Indians which are great for both sides the period. Conquest, too.
Lots to choose from, and most of the figure lines are exceptional.

spontoon27 Jan 2012 6:05 p.m. PST

Check Don Troiani's face Book Page.

Bosco05 Inactive Member28 Jan 2012 6:39 a.m. PST

My friend Ernie staged an War of 1812 game a little over a year ago and there are some very nice pictures of his War of 1812 campaign


I've started a US War of 1812 army but my mini's are nowhere near as nice as Ernies.


As far as mini's go – I prefer the Perry plastics for British (and they do double duty for the Peninsular) and Knuckleduster for US and Canadian forces


spontoon28 Jan 2012 10:19 a.m. PST

Where to start? Michilimackinac, of course!

corporalpat Inactive Member10 Feb 2012 11:40 a.m. PST

There are two museums that are worth visiting, one is on an island just North of Toledo, the other is in Erie, Pa. All the inspiration you need.

Don't forget Ft. Meigs just south of Toledo in Perrysburg. Plus, if you can come there May 18-19 to Drums on the Maumee you can get in a game or three!

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