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alan lockhart Supporting Member of TMP19 Dec 2016 4:30 a.m. PST

I would welcome any pros/cons on these FIW figures.

I would not want to go to the expense of 28mm figures as, even for skirmish games, and think 10mm might be too small for that level of game and larger games will be more economical.


Oh Bugger Inactive Member19 Dec 2016 4:59 a.m. PST

The Indians are great figures-cannot speak of the rest but they look good, pretty much OG 15mm size.

Jcfrog Supporting Member of TMP19 Dec 2016 6:34 a.m. PST

I have AwI but used militias, indians , civies++ no doubt the rest are similar.
They are all good. You can even go for awi militia ( many different figures) and rfles for FIW.
They are slightly larger than PPg but not so that it makes trouble.

I will soon put my games aar on a site to show how good the space and scale are for SP 2 / M&T.
I use SP distances that were meant for 28, roughly 2m per cm scale. Enough to say one fig is 1-3 real.
Compared to 28mm, if you have the space, ( for similar space effect- need bigger tables than most use) you will have less variant in minis and houses, for the sheer number of stuff done in 28mm.
Sometimes I have this " why don't they do it in 18" when I see things on internet. But I still know why I did it.

War In 15MM Inactive Member19 Dec 2016 6:06 p.m. PST

I have a very large 15/18mm FIW collection. Most of mine are Blue Moon. I think they are great. You can see my collection in layout/diorama form at link

Emphatz Inactive Member20 Dec 2016 12:07 a.m. PST

Highly recommend Bluemoon, for quality and variety, next too none, great minis, I even mixed some PPig, but be careful some PPig are quite a bit smaller, but great minis aswell.

alan lockhart Supporting Member of TMP20 Dec 2016 11:13 a.m. PST

Many thanks.

Would the BM figures be large enough to comfortably do 1:1 skirmish games with, as well as more set piece battles?

leidang20 Dec 2016 11:29 a.m. PST

BLue Moon are great. I have some of the SYW figures. They fit right in with Old Glory 15's and Essex. PPig would be too small.

Oh Bugger Inactive Member20 Dec 2016 4:19 p.m. PST

Would the BM figures be large enough to comfortably do 1:1 skirmish games

No problem.

historygamer20 Dec 2016 5:52 p.m. PST

War in 15mm:

Love your pictures. Great stuff. I was wondering what your water is made of? It looks great.

Looked through the rest of your site. Awesome.

War In 15MM Inactive Member21 Dec 2016 6:21 a.m. PST

historygamer, thank you. The water is really easy to do. It is made of plastic that I got at the hardware store. It comes in 2 ft x 4 ft sheets. It is usually used to hide ceiling lighting… common in kitchens. It generally comes in different textures… some uniform, some more random and smooth. The more random and smooth the better. You want something that give you the least defined shape for the texture. I turn it to its non-textured side (least defined side) and spray it with Testors Dark Blue Gloss. Once that is done highlight the Dark Blue with Testors Bright Blue Gloss… random short sprays. Really nothing to it. The key is finding a texture that doesn't look man made and gives you a smooth, flowing look and be sure to use the non-textured side for show. I spray the non-textured/least textured side. When I have talked with others about it, gamers say that since the plastic is clear when purchased, they would spray the textured side and play on the non-textured side because that would protect the paint color during play. Either way it is simple, and I really like the look it offers. Again, thanks for the kind words. I'm happy you like my collections. Richard

Wealdmaster07 Mar 2017 12:57 p.m. PST

What is your terrain mat made from? It looks like it might be a yellowish outdoor carpet?

HarryHotspurEsq12 Mar 2017 1:16 a.m. PST

Yes, we use the Blue Moon FIW stuff for skirmish games. The models are fine, although I've found some of the facial details a bit lacking on the British regulars.


Personal logo DWilliams Supporting Member of TMP12 Mar 2017 6:59 a.m. PST

I would highly recommend the figures from this range. In particular, I really like the "skirmishing" sets and especially the British and French line in this pose. There are 5 different poses, and they look great bunched together in a firing line in various combinations.

I've painted almost a thousand Blue Moon American Revolution figures. While these are nice, virtually all are in the "march attack" pose. Essentially, it's 3 marching poses that are almost identical. There is only so much you can do with these when positioning them on move stands.

Early morning writer12 Mar 2017 8:24 p.m. PST

Generally, Blue Moon 18 mm figures are each unique (with some rare exceptions?) so, absolutely, useful for 1:1 skirmish games. I'd say the entirety of Blue Moon 18 mm ranges are designed to accommodate skirmish games. Though Blue Moon/Old Glory will be delighted if you purchase them by the thousands! (or so I suspect)

Logain11 Apr 2017 4:58 p.m. PST

Anyone in the US interested in splitting five or six packs? I've been wanting to do some Muskets and Tomahawks skirmishes, and the thirty mini packs seem a little large.

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