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Frank the Arkie15 Sep 2012 1:26 p.m. PST

Having acquired plates and other information about the Republic of Rome's army 1848 – 49 on a recent trip to Rome, I'm on a hunt for suitable figures.

Legio Heroica is tempting, but incomplete. Aude has a great line, but I'm not sure the price is right. Apart from that, I don't see anything for this specific time period out there.

I could make Pendraken 10mm work with "paint" conversions – but opponents for a Roman Republican army, in the form of French or Austrians, doesn't seem possible in the Pendraken line (the Crimean French are a natural possibility, but incomplete).

Am I missing anything? Again, there's plenty out there for 1859 and later, but not much for 1848 – 49. Any ideas?

vexillia Inactive Member15 Sep 2012 1:59 p.m. PST

Mirliton? Try (25mm) or (15 mm)

Martin Stephenson
Vexillia Limited: Wargames Miniatures & Accessories

simone Inactive Member15 Sep 2012 2:10 p.m. PST
Frank the Arkie15 Sep 2012 3:30 p.m. PST

The Mirliton figures are very enticing – but I think they're for 1859 and later, not for 1848 or 1849.

Simone, Aude does have a good range, but my Italian is almost nonexistent. Maybe I should give them a try.

One other possibility – the Minifigs 15mm Crimean War range – the French and Sardinians could be adapted, with figures from the Civil War range for Garibaldi's troops… any thoughts?

ancientsgamer Supporting Member of TMP15 Sep 2012 10:10 p.m. PST

Install the Google translation bar. Or you could PM me or Simone. Simone's command of Italian is better than mine but my first language was Italian too.

Interestingly, I can't get some of the product links to work… hmmm.

mashrewba Inactive Member16 Sep 2012 5:01 a.m. PST

Irregular have a 28mm line.

simone Inactive Member16 Sep 2012 9:24 a.m. PST

Web page is very slow to load, but there are pictures of the figures.
Click on "Prodotti" and then 1848 Risorgimento, wait few seconds and it should work Books and Figures are mixed together
For 1848 is the most complete series, for 1859 I would do Mirliton.

RudyNelson16 Sep 2012 11:44 a.m. PST

Back a decade or so ago, I used to sell a lot of the Mirliton Italian Ind. castings. They were very nice.

Frank the Arkie17 Sep 2012 5:52 p.m. PST

Thanks to all that responded. I haven't read anything good about Aude's customer service. So, I'll probaby use Minifig's Crimean War French and Sardinians, plus American Civil War types, to get as close as possible. Pendraken's 10mm 19th Century ranges are still a possibility, too.

freecloud Inactive Member19 Sep 2012 1:45 a.m. PST

We've been doing 1848 Hungarian Revolt, Hungarians vs Balkan forces there is quite a lot of Austrian stuff around, and for my Balkan lot I've done quite a bit of small conversion of the Perry Zouave & command sets, I think their ACW stuff lends itself to your period as well.

See link here of our stuff


I think the Irregular stuff works too

What rules are you thinking of using?

Frank the Arkie19 Sep 2012 6:25 p.m. PST

Freecloud, that's a great blog.

My preference, for space reasons, is to go either 10 or 15mm. I am leaning to using the Minifigs mentioned above.

As to rules, I the Neil Thomas 19th Century set really appeals to me. I'll either have to game solo, or with a nephew who's very interested in wargaming, and the Thomas rules are easy enough to work in either case.

freecloud Inactive Member21 Sep 2012 1:43 a.m. PST

@Frank IMO the 1848 uniforms are so gaudy, they are crying out for 28mm :-)

I think the 1848 period really lends itself to big skirmish/small battle scenarios.

Will look for the Neil Thomas rules.

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