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nnascati Supporting Member of TMP14 Feb 2017 11:14 a.m. PST

All,
Photos of my Eureka ToyTown armies re-fighting HGW's Battle of Hook's Farm. The positions at the end of one turn.

Nick

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Joes Shop Supporting Member of TMP14 Feb 2017 11:35 a.m. PST

Old School! Well Done!

79thPA Supporting Member of TMP14 Feb 2017 11:50 a.m. PST

Good job. Are the infantry one piece castings?

nnascati Supporting Member of TMP14 Feb 2017 12:32 p.m. PST

79th, yes happily one piece castings.

Gone Fishing Supporting Member of TMP14 Feb 2017 4:09 p.m. PST

I love the old fashioned look. Very well done.

Ivan DBA14 Feb 2017 6:59 p.m. PST

Excellent!

Personal logo Dale Hurtt Supporting Member of TMP Inactive Member14 Feb 2017 7:30 p.m. PST

Really great looking troops, table, and game.

arthur181520 Feb 2017 6:18 a.m. PST

Splendid old school look! If only they were a smaller scale!

OTOH, I suppose I could just paint some historical figures in toy soldier style…

nnascati Supporting Member of TMP20 Feb 2017 1:34 p.m. PST

arthur1815, hard to get that look in the smaller scale. Maybe use Franco Prussian War figures? But all in the same poses.

arthur181520 Feb 2017 3:55 p.m. PST

nnascati, I agree all – except officers, musicians and generals – should be in the same pose, probably march attack or similar.

But I do believe it would not be difficult to achieve a toy soldier style effect by simply painting in flat colours, with no highlighting or shading (how I used to paint my Airfix armies in my youth!)and a limited colour palette.

I'm planning to use Napoleonic infantry and artillerymen in bell-top shakos, heavy cavalry in classical helmets, light in bell-top shakos and lancers in czapkas. Obviously, I'm not going to reproduce the rocking/hobby horses of the Eureka Toy Town range, but then 19th century toy soldiers were mounted on ordinary horses, anyway!

nnascati Supporting Member of TMP20 Feb 2017 5:00 p.m. PST

To be honest, the Hobby Horses are th eonly thing I don't like about the range. Good luck with the project.

arthur181521 Feb 2017 6:52 a.m. PST

nnascati, thank you! May I ask what rules you used? I presume you didn't actually shoot projectiles at your nicely painted troops, so you either adapted the Little Wars rules or used another set altogether?

nnascati Supporting Member of TMP21 Feb 2017 10:45 a.m. PST

Arthur,
Why don't you email me . We can have a much fuller conversation that way. I am – nnascati@gmail.com

Nick

14Bore20 Oct 2017 4:36 p.m. PST

Nice collection, looking around tmp for places I never have been.

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