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Crocus25 Apr 2012 6:56 a.m. PST

I have stumbled upon Tin Soldier's range of Wars of the Roses miniatures and think they're lovely. Having just bought Kingmaker from ebay I am getting ready to invest in some of the little darlings. They will also double for Game of Thrones armies and so to keep focus and look pretty I want to use the Peter Pig command groups, amongst others, these being my previous favourites: do they go? Or is the height/chunkiness difference too great?

I intend to use that clever fellow's (forgotten his name but a whale of an adaptation – go and look!)WARRWYCKE adaptation for DBA, found on the DBA Yahoo group, for both games in a sad anorak solitaire sociopathic frenzy while the kids are in bed, repeatedly and at length. So I don't want my little men to offend my eye.

Personal logo miniMo Supporting Member of TMP25 Apr 2012 7:13 a.m. PST

I have a bunch of Tin Soldier's Hoplites and Conquistadors, these ranges are a lot taller and chunkier than Peter Pig. It's a pretty safe bet that their WotR ranges wouldn't be compatable.

Yesthatphil25 Apr 2012 8:41 a.m. PST

I only have some TS artillery. I have used the weapons but the figures are to big to use with any of the other Medievals in my collection* (and I generally find a few tricks to achieve compatibility) …

I wouldn't combine them with PP.

*collection is Mirliton, Black Hat(metal Magic), Essex, Museum, Outpost, Peter Pig, TTG, Touller, Corvus Belli, Minifigs, Irregular, Roundway, etc.

Personal logo miniMo Supporting Member of TMP25 Apr 2012 10:23 a.m. PST

Just put some side by side -- the TS Conquistadors are quite compatible with Old Glory late medievals.

platypus01au25 Apr 2012 7:34 p.m. PST

Tin Soldier's Medievals are taller and chunkier than Peter Pigs's figures. As miniMo said. The horses are sculpted in a very different way, but with WOTR you will not need many.

Essex will mix well with Peter Pig, and I suspect Tin Soldier will mix with Old Glory. Also, the old MiniFigs will mix (the infantry) with TS.

My 15mm WOTR army is a mix of Tin Soldier, Minifigs and the odd Gladiator (Now Black Hat) and Irregular.

Wim Oudshoorn is the person who wrote Warrewyk. And a damn fine game it is.


Crocus25 Apr 2012 11:59 p.m. PST

Thank you for your wisdom gentlemen.

Platypus do TS and Black Hat combine well then? I like the latter range and am inclined to have diverse minis in units.

Thank you also for giving Mr Oudsoorn his due credit. That combat ratio translation into DBA army sizes completely blew my mind and opens up Britannia to easier tabletop representation. He takes common ratios, 1-1, 1-2, 2-3 etc and converts them to comparative tabletop armies, 12-12 elements right up to 8-16 for 4-1. Inspired!

madaxeman27 May 2012 2:42 a.m. PST

Tin Soldier and Peter Pig are almost at the far ends of the spectrum for 15mm medievals in terms of bulk and styling, and are pretty far apart on height as well – they just look totally different

The Black Hat medieval minis I have look to be just about the best match out there for Tin Soldier medieval;

Black Hat : link

Tin Soldier : link

Wim Oudshoorn20 Jul 2012 6:17 a.m. PST

Hello everyone and happy wargaming:

I am "that clever fellow" who wrote the rules for Warrewyke". That was years ago and unfortunate life events have separated me from both my set of rules and figures years ago. I am not entering back into the arena and asking for your help to locate a copy or downloadable version of my own rules Warrewyke, the first printing of which was called Protector of the Realm.

Thanks all

Wim Oudshoorn

bobblanchett04 Aug 2018 6:41 a.m. PST

Gidday all.
Someone elsewhere was asking about DBA WOTR campaigns..

I did manage to exhume from the web a copy of Warrewyk amongst others..

They're all here.

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