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(Phil Dutre) Inactive Member14 Dec 2014 10:16 a.m. PST

I decided to do a photoshoot of my collection of flat wooden wargaming figures (once produced by Windcatcher Graphics). All figures are from the French Foreign Legion / Arabs range.

Photographs can be found here: link

nnascati Supporting Member of TMP14 Dec 2014 10:41 a.m. PST

I really wish I had bought them when they were available!

Sysiphus Inactive Member14 Dec 2014 12:03 p.m. PST

Those figures look interesting. Have a distant memory of seeing them at Historicon, back then.
I love those old school mountains. Do you have a build for them on the blog?

Jamesonsafari Inactive Member14 Dec 2014 12:16 p.m. PST

those are really quite charming

Personal logo PaulCollins Supporting Member of TMP14 Dec 2014 12:23 p.m. PST

I remember seeing those at Historicon and thinking how cool they looked then. Great pics! Thanks for sharing.

RavenscraftCybernetics Inactive Member14 Dec 2014 1:15 p.m. PST

I cant decide.

Am I jealous of the figures or the terrain boad.

McWong7314 Dec 2014 1:37 p.m. PST

I'm not one for flats, but those are great.

Black Hat Miniatures14 Dec 2014 3:07 p.m. PST

Those are fantastic, really like them


FusilierDan Supporting Member of TMP14 Dec 2014 4:34 p.m. PST


Great looking stuff. I never realized there was such an extensive varity of figures. I wonder what it would take to get these produced again. Something like a 500 club or kickstarter?

Thanks for sharing.

Glengarry514 Dec 2014 5:39 p.m. PST

What scale are they?

79thPA Supporting Member of TMP14 Dec 2014 6:17 p.m. PST

I remember them being in WI.

(Phil Dutre) Inactive Member15 Dec 2014 3:11 a.m. PST

I love those old school mountains. Do you have a build for them on the blog?

They are plastic backdrop mountains normally used for model railroad scenery.

Am I jealous of the figures or the terrain boad.

The terrain board is the desert Hexon terrain from Kallistra.

What scale are they?


Frederick Supporting Member of TMP15 Dec 2014 6:49 a.m. PST

Blast from the past! Great figs

Ragbones Supporting Member of TMP15 Dec 2014 5:35 p.m. PST

I love those figures. Always regretted not buying a bunch.

justBill16 Dec 2014 5:21 p.m. PST

Those really are wonderful. Did they come unpainted?

FusilierDan Supporting Member of TMP16 Dec 2014 7:45 p.m. PST

They came printed. All set to go out of the box. Even the thin side was covered. It's a very good product but a niche in a niche market. I forget the cost but they were competitive with metal IIRC.

Blue Max17 Dec 2014 5:39 p.m. PST

I would love to have a French colonial range in 28mm metal

Personal logo Skull and Crown Sponsoring Member of TMP Inactive Member22 Dec 2014 10:16 p.m. PST

Phil- it was the lack of availability of windcatcher soldiers that inspired me to make my Wooden Wars soldiers. You have a beautiful collection- thanks for sharing!
Thomas Foss

(Phil Dutre) Inactive Member24 Dec 2014 7:01 a.m. PST

Hi Thomas,

It was my love for wooden toy soldiers that made me fund your KS some time ago :-)

Personal logo Skull and Crown Sponsoring Member of TMP Inactive Member08 Feb 2015 4:48 p.m. PST

Phil- I thank you for that! Wooden Wars is alive and growing monthly, thanks to supporters like you that got me off the ground!

I'd love to get my hands on one of the Windcatcher models, to see how they were made. In particular the painting/ silk screening of them. Nice stuff.

Rhingyll Supporting Member of TMP09 Feb 2015 10:26 a.m. PST

Those are very nice. I was wondering about the painting as each similar figure seems to be painted exactly the same with no variation, down to the spots on the horses. If they can be silkscreened or some other method it may save time and money in the production. What kind of wood do you think is used?.

Personal logo Skull and Crown Sponsoring Member of TMP Inactive Member12 Mar 2015 9:05 a.m. PST

I believed that they were silk screened, as you say the patterns of painting are the same. I'm looking into screening and other options such as decals for my models. Stay tuned.

marco56 Supporting Member of TMP12 Mar 2015 7:13 p.m. PST

Blue Max Have you tried Askari Miniatures?

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