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dBerczerk26 Feb 2016 1:08 p.m. PST

Put on a game for the Potomac Wargamers last month -- the Battle of Kozludzha in 54mm, using the rules from All The King's Men.


We had four players: two Ottoman Turkish generals and two Imperial Russian generals.



Figures are 1/32, from a variety of sources: Armies in Plastic, HaT Industries, Barzso, Britains Deetail, Italeri, Tehnolog, Cherilea, BMC, A Call To Arms, and All The King's Men.

Here's a write-up of the game:

Hal Thinglum Supporting Member of TMP26 Feb 2016 2:53 p.m. PST

Very nice, David! How many periods do you do in 54mm? I know about the ECW.

Gone Fishing26 Feb 2016 3:23 p.m. PST

Stunning work, and very inspirational!

Berzerker7326 Feb 2016 3:41 p.m. PST

Fabulous, looks like a lot of fun!

Ragbones26 Feb 2016 6:43 p.m. PST

Gorgeous looking game! I bet it was a lot of fun to play. The figures look great, the terrain looks great. Well done, sir!

79thPA Supporting Member of TMP26 Feb 2016 7:35 p.m. PST

Great stuff. Are the Russians in mitres Hat Prussians?

dBerczerk27 Feb 2016 3:30 a.m. PST

Thank you all for the positive feedback!

Our group also does World War II, the Magnificent Seven, and the Maximilian Adventure in 54mm.

The Russian grenadiers in mitres are plastic figures by Cherilea. I'd like to get some of the HAT Industries 1/32 Prussians, but they've been out-of-production for quite some time now.

WarWizard27 Feb 2016 4:14 a.m. PST


Inkpaduta27 Feb 2016 10:51 a.m. PST

Seeing games like this always makes me regret that I did not go into 54mm when I was younger.

Gone Fishing01 Mar 2016 7:44 a.m. PST

Though I'll happily game with any scale, there is nothing quite like 54mm for spectacle and fun.

Nick Stern Supporting Member of TMP14 Mar 2016 5:49 p.m. PST

Awesome! What a colorful, exotic period! I love the contrast of tricorns and turbans! I couldn't make out what figures you used for your Turkish artillerymen. I wonder if I can use the same figures for my Indian Mutiny artillerymen.

dBerczerk22 Mar 2016 6:57 a.m. PST

The Turkish artillerymen are plastic English Civil War gunners by "A Call To Arms." The brims of their floppy hats were trimmed away, the crown of the hats wrapped with thin strips of masking tape, and then coated with thinned white glue before painting.


If you're not too much of a purist, I think they's also be convincing as artillerymen for the Indian Mutiny.

Botch B25 Mar 2016 2:43 a.m. PST

Excellent, imaginative use of figures indeed. I will need to check out those ACTA gunners, as I have recently seen them used as the basis for some Chinese Regulars for the Boxer Uprising!

We too game in 54mm and it is great to see another groups flying the flag for those fightin' fifty-fours across the Pond.

Nick Stern Supporting Member of TMP27 Mar 2016 9:30 a.m. PST

Brilliant conversion! I wish I could see beyond the obvious like some of the talented conversion artists in this group. Perhaps it will come with time.

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