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abc wargamers Supporting Member of TMP26 Jan 2016 8:01 a.m. PST

We finally got around to playing our 54mm game. Hope you like the pictures. Not a lot of words as the pictures tell it all!

79thPA Supporting Member of TMP26 Jan 2016 8:15 a.m. PST

Love it. How many figures did you use, and what size table?

Personal logo Dale Hurtt Supporting Member of TMP Inactive Member26 Jan 2016 8:31 a.m. PST

What scale was the Ginger Beast in picture #1? :) Looks great and I like the clean painting style of the figures. Classic look.

dBerczerk26 Jan 2016 9:09 a.m. PST

Gorgeous troops and terrain! I really enjoyed your report, and wish I could have participated in your game.

allthekingsmen26 Jan 2016 9:14 a.m. PST

Toy soldiery at its finest!

abc wargamers Supporting Member of TMP26 Jan 2016 9:41 a.m. PST

79th PA
there were 80 Turkish Infantry in 8 regts of 10, 16 cavalry in 4 units of 4, 2 guns and command. The Russians had 50 infantry in 5 units of 10, 12 cavalry in 4 units of 4 , 2 guns and command. My table is 87 inches (220cms) x 71 inches (180 cms). You won't find much reference to the artillery as mine was useless and Bob hit a couple of times.

Dale – The Ginger Beast is a year old and overweight – too much raw fish!

Gone Fishing26 Jan 2016 9:51 a.m. PST

A joy to behold. It's games like this that make me think there is no other scale for gentlemen to game in.

What make of figures do you use? Are they home casts?

Thank you for the inspiration!

abc wargamers Supporting Member of TMP26 Jan 2016 12:54 p.m. PST

Hi Daryl

The Russian infantry came from a firm called the Anglo Russian Toy Company and I bought them about 15 years ago. Can't find the company on line so they may have stopped trading. They were from their 1904 Russo Japanese War Range. I have one unit of Japanese and they are very nice too.

I don't know the make of the Turks as they were passed to me a long time ago. Sorry.

WarWizard26 Jan 2016 3:16 p.m. PST

That is quite excellent!

MacrossMartin Inactive Member27 Jan 2016 6:25 a.m. PST

Jolly good stuff! I sat and read the report while having lunch, a thoroughly enjoyable way to pass an hour. Lovely figures, superb scenery, excellent write-up. Thanks for posting!

abc wargamers Supporting Member of TMP27 Jan 2016 9:34 a.m. PST

Hi Macross Martin and everyone else who has commented, glad you liked it and many thanks for your kind words. I have WW1 Russians and some Bolsheviks made by ARTS, I may dig these out and pit them against the White Coated Russians. Somewhere I have 54mm armoured cars and tanks. Might make a fun game.

Gone Fishing27 Jan 2016 1:00 p.m. PST

Thank you for the information, abc. I would love to play with your collection!

79thPA Supporting Member of TMP28 Jan 2016 11:27 a.m. PST

Armies in Plastic make some relatively cheap 54mm plastics that would serve well.

Ostrowski Inactive Member29 Jan 2016 4:46 a.m. PST

Another great post. I really like the 'retro feel' to the game. Beautiful figures etc. The Russo Turkish War 1877/78 is a great period to wargame.

mashrewba Inactive Member29 Jan 2016 10:32 a.m. PST

I love this game
-When you referred to the Ginger Beast I thought you meant the Russians -they all seem to be ginger as well!!

jambo1 Inactive Member29 Jan 2016 10:57 a.m. PST

Great looking game, takes me back to my youth, may have to get back into "proper" old school wargaming.

abc wargamers Supporting Member of TMP30 Jan 2016 3:22 a.m. PST

Once again many thanks for all your kind words, I am really pleased that you enjoyed the pictures and the report.

I hadn't realised that so many of the Russians had ginger hair. Well spotted!!

Bumbydad08 Feb 2016 7:54 p.m. PST

This is the wrong scale, but I got some 42mm Russians (actually Bulgarians) and Turks a few years ago from Irregular Miniatures. Their service was outstanding, and even with shipping, the prices on the figures were very nice, especially when purchased as part of their battle sets.

Chris Johnson

abc wargamers Supporting Member of TMP11 Feb 2016 9:34 a.m. PST

Hi Chris

I agree Ian's service is very good. I had some of these figures when they first came out – Franco Prussian French. The cavalry are very toy soldier and have a charm about them. Switched to S range Franco Prussians and the 42mm figures disappeared into the figure swop of history somewhere.

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