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KTravlos02 Oct 2014 12:06 p.m. PST

Taking the cue from a very nice thread in the medieval section, do you all have some pics of you 19th century armies you want to post on this thread? Especially the less well know wars and non-European wars.

DontFearDareaper Fezian02 Oct 2014 12:55 p.m. PST

Ok, I'll bite. Here is a unit of Askari Miniatures Russian infantry for the Russo-Turkish War that I finally got around to painting up. evil grin


War In 15MM02 Oct 2014 1:23 p.m. PST

The truth is I have never run away from a little self-promotional vanity, so for those interested, you can see my Sudan and Rorke's Drift collections at and link

War In 15MM02 Oct 2014 1:25 p.m. PST

I forgot to include my Little Bighorn collection which can be seen at link

Atomic Floozy02 Oct 2014 7:45 p.m. PST

Here's the first wave of my Foundry Tribal Warriors army:


Oh Bugger03 Oct 2014 1:04 a.m. PST

You can see some of my Tai Ping and Indian Mutiny stuff at Irregular Miniatures.

Clays Russians03 Oct 2014 6:03 a.m. PST

Mine are basic clean painting, no I don't do eyes, buttons, bastion lace or all those annoying straps, but hey, they have good clean lines and don't look like they were painted with a "q-tip". Now how do I post images?

John Watts03 Oct 2014 6:50 a.m. PST

Some of mine are on the 15mm Indian Mutiny etc page at Irregular Miniatures –

cameronian03 Oct 2014 8:10 a.m. PST

Light Mounted Regiment of Mexico; Mexican-American War 1846

28mm 1st Corps.

KTravlos04 Oct 2014 9:07 a.m. PST

Thank you gentlemen and ladies! But I must have more! We must have more! MORE!

Lion in the Stars04 Oct 2014 10:40 a.m. PST

@Claysrussians: First you need to post your pictures on Photobucket or Imgur or another place (blog will work if you have one). Then you can get the image location and paste that here on TMP. You may want to apply a bit of code, by putting the web address of the picture inside "img tags ([ img ] photo web-address [ /img ], but remove the spaces)

I use Photobucket.

This is about all I have painted, a couple small 'troops' of the 12th Bengal Cavalry:

Got lots more in the queue, though.

vtsaogames05 Oct 2014 3:26 p.m. PST

OK, some old photos from a re-fight of Coulmiers, November 9 1870.

French infantry attacking


Bavarian cavalry charge


Bavarian infantry


Hmm. Copying the image URL from Photobucket and pasting it used to show the picture here. Wonder why it doesn't now.

mashrewba06 Oct 2014 9:20 a.m. PST

I know these have been aired before but hey…

KTravlos06 Oct 2014 10:22 a.m. PST

Excellent! Excellent I say!

Oh Bugger06 Oct 2014 10:51 a.m. PST

Some of my Sikh Wars stuff here.


ChrisBBB2 Supporting Member of TMP09 Oct 2014 1:04 p.m. PST

More Franco-Prussian, I'm afraid – more obscure armies some other time. Here's a pic that shows my 6mm scale French achieving a nice mass effect:

0 Ducrot's 2nd Army musters around Vincennes by bbbchrisp, on Flickr (See if you can spot the beached monitor and stranded railway gun.) And here's what the little chaps and their German counterparts look like close up:
13 Repulsed counter attack – Isnard does just enough for French wagons to get on the hill by bbbchrisp, on Flickr

KTravlos09 Oct 2014 9:18 p.m. PST

Excellent! This shall be a page to show to people to lure them into the pleasures of playing in the age of steam and rifle, of nations vs empires, and wild and mad expansion!

Murvihill10 Oct 2014 9:03 a.m. PST

Funny, when I think of "Army" I think of a mass of mixed units that together make a cohesive force for a specific nationality. That said, here's my TSATF Mahdi Army:

There are 5 melee units in the center, two rifles at the ends of the front row. The back row has the two "Fuzzy Wuzzy" units and two cavalry units.
Here's a typical unit: 12-13 swordsmen, 5-6 javelins, 0-1 rifle, 1 officer, 1 flag or musician.

Here are the cavalry, they're from the HAT El Cid range:

The camels aren't as impressive. The riders just aren't exciting to me and seem a little small:

And the artillery. It's Strelets Turkish Artillery. This is a good deal because you get 14 artillerists and two cannon, so I painted 8 as Egyptians and cut some of the equipment off the last six, painted them with faded uniforms and some replacement clothes and added two Dervishes as slave drivers. In effect you get four artillery units in one box, two Egyptian and two Mahdi slave units: link

My figures have never been anything to win prizes with, but now that I'm near-sighted I can't see any detail anyway so who cares?

Personal logo John the Greater Supporting Member of TMP10 Oct 2014 9:19 a.m. PST

From the Battle of Tuyuti:


You can't go wrong with Paraguay vs Brazil, Argentina and Uruguay!

KTravlos10 Oct 2014 11:38 a.m. PST

Grand grand! Intoxicate us sirs and dasmels!

Reviresco Sponsoring Member of TMP10 Oct 2014 5:55 p.m. PST

My Reviresco French Naval Landing Party.

KTravlos14 Oct 2014 7:45 a.m. PST

My friends, I cannot believe that such a good thread (of course I am petting my whiskers) can only garner 22 posts (4 of them me being insane) while bad threads get 100! Come now! We must do better! I have ordered 10mm Russians for 1877 and thus hope to contribute myself, but for the time being I fear I must intrude upon you!

Durando20 Oct 2014 5:53 a.m. PST

Here is a unit of Greek Irregulars for 1822


Clays Russians22 Oct 2014 12:18 p.m. PST

i would but 1. I paint very plainly in clean colors (i shake a lot) and 2. I dont know squat about putting pictures into this site. shame too, have about 900 Crimean War now.

KTravlos23 Oct 2014 4:23 a.m. PST

Clays the best way is to create a blog for free at blogger and just upload the pictures there and link to here. Or copy image url and paste here.

mashrewba23 Oct 2014 11:35 a.m. PST

Just started rebasing my FPW 15mm from silly little bases to big'uns.
The painting isn't great but there are thousands of the sods…

Royal Marine24 Oct 2014 1:59 a.m. PST

15mm Goodness: link

britishlinescarlet224 Oct 2014 11:49 a.m. PST
Royal Marine25 Oct 2014 3:04 p.m. PST

Did you mean:

and link

Mark Strachan25 Oct 2014 5:35 p.m. PST

There are a few images of my Austro-Prussian War armies, including some from a game on the Italian front


britishlinescarlet226 Oct 2014 12:21 p.m. PST

Thanks Royal Marine….that's what happens when you have a gut load of beer and then try and work the internet…..

KTravlos26 Oct 2014 12:30 p.m. PST

Bravo! Let our board be a bastion of war-gaming in a sea of utter inanity!

britishlinescarlet226 Oct 2014 1:22 p.m. PST

Well…as I am now sober here is a few more…..




Royal Marine26 Oct 2014 2:39 p.m. PST

Worth the wait. It's good to post sober ;-)

ChrisBBB28 Oct 2014 2:14 p.m. PST

Specially for the op – my 6mm Greek army for 1897 (did I see you once refer to it as "The Unlucky War"?):

Greek 1897 army by bbbchrisp, on Flickr

In the same photostream, newly added pics of:
Crimea Brits and Russians
Turks for Crimea / 1877
Portuguese 1891 (why??)
Danes for 1864
Serbs for 1876 / 1885
Austrians for 1859, 1864, 1866
Italians for Crimea, 1859, 1866


KTravlos29 Oct 2014 4:55 a.m. PST

ChrisBBB! What did you use for the Greek army?

Great Collection!

That is how it is referred in Greek folk memory (though most greeks do not know about it)

O Atyhis Polemos tou 1897

The Unlucky War of 1897.

ChrisBBB29 Oct 2014 6:13 a.m. PST

Glad you like them! They have fought valiantly (or sometimes not so valiantly) on several occasions in the BBEB Domokos scenario. Not shown are the lovely redcoated Garibaldisti my buddy Dave painted to go with them. He also did some neat white-fezzed Albanian Ghegs for the opposition.

I did these Greek troops when I was a mere teenager and the only option was Heroics & Ros. Their ACW figures filled the ranks of many of my C19 armies. In 6mm a simple paint job goes a long way.

The Evzones are Heroics & Ros ACW zouaves.
The cavalry are H&R ACW Union cavalry.
The artillery are H&R ACW Union artillery.
The officers I think came with H&R ACW Union infantry packs.
The standard-bearers are spare ACW gunners, with flags made from plastic card.

The mass of line infantry is Baccus ACW Union troops on permanent loan from a friend. I use these as generic bluecoated C19 infantry. With just a change of standard bearer they can be Greek or Danish. (Or Italian, Dutch, or Belgian, or Swiss etc … I have cavalry and light infantry and generals for the minor neutral non-combatant nations, painted up enthusiastically for a grand C19 campaign that never happened …)


KTravlos01 Nov 2014 3:45 a.m. PST

Well it is high time I also contribute to this thread

Ladies and Gentlemen I present you the elusive Pendraken 10mm Russians for 1877, unflocked I fear.




ChrisBBB01 Nov 2014 8:13 a.m. PST

Those are some fine-looking Russians. I am jealous!


KTravlos04 Nov 2014 2:16 a.m. PST

Come friends! More pictures are needed!

Colonel Bill04 Nov 2014 10:01 a.m. PST

From the Age of Eagles Website, some pictures of platest games of Age of Valor, the European Age of Rifles (1848 – 1914) expansion module to Age of Eagles, Napoleonic Fire & Fury:

La Patrie en Danger, Paris 1870 – link

The Crimean War, Alma, 1854 – link


Colonel Bill

KTravlos04 Nov 2014 12:18 p.m. PST

Thanks colonel Bill!

KTravlos06 Nov 2014 9:14 a.m. PST

Some for pictures of more 10mm Russians



KTravlos11 Nov 2014 4:13 a.m. PST

More Russians for 1877. Hussars and artillery (with my pathetic attempt at flocking)



ChrisBBB11 Nov 2014 6:14 a.m. PST

Is that the massif of the Aladja Dagh that they're standing on? And what are those strange terrain features behind them? ;-)

Keep the photos coming. I hope you're working on more infantry. Especially if you're planning to storm Turkish redoubts.


KTravlos11 Nov 2014 8:59 a.m. PST

Yes I have 9 more units of infantry for a 12 Battalion division. (obviously I can use them to represent regiments, or even brigades for grand tactical games)

ChrisBBB14 Nov 2014 8:59 a.m. PST

Good! Next we want to see Skobeleff's riflemen. And cossacks. And siege guns. And the Bulgarian Legion. And Czar Alexander II watching an assault on Plevna from his champagne breakfast table … ;-)


KTravlos14 Nov 2014 11:28 a.m. PST

Haha, I am not sure I can push myself that far. I am a bad collector because I can get bored too fast :p I am already eyeing 10mm Danes and Austrians for 1864. This is why I tend to collect a multitude of small forces as opposed to large coolections. Also why my interests are very varied. The good news is that a BP division can easily represent a corps in grant tactical level.

But this is not just about me! Come friends, come! More pictures of your armies! Amaze the welkin!

ChrisBBB19 Nov 2014 6:13 a.m. PST

Last night I paraded my Franco-Prussian armies and obtained these charming daguerrotypes. The figures are Baccus, beautifully painted for me by Reinforcements By Post. Based for BBB on a mixture of 1"x1" and 2"x1" bases. More pics in my Flickr photostream.

Entire German army:

FPW 1 – German 6mm army 1870 by bbbchrisp, on Flickr

Imperial French:

FPW 2 – French Imperial army 1870 by bbbchrisp, on Flickr

And next to them – on the left, naturally – republican French:

FPW 3 – French army 1871 by bbbchrisp, on Flickr


Bloody Big BATTLES!

KTravlos19 Nov 2014 8:33 a.m. PST

very nice!

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