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nnascati Supporting Member of TMP14 Feb 2017 10:14 a.m. PST

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



Joes Shop Supporting Member of TMP14 Feb 2017 10:35 a.m. PST

Old School! Well Done!

79thPA Supporting Member of TMP14 Feb 2017 10:50 a.m. PST

Good job. Are the infantry one piece castings?

nnascati Supporting Member of TMP14 Feb 2017 11:32 a.m. PST

79th, yes happily one piece castings.

Gone Fishing14 Feb 2017 3:09 p.m. PST

I love the old fashioned look. Very well done.

Ivan DBA14 Feb 2017 5:59 p.m. PST


Dale Hurtt14 Feb 2017 6:30 p.m. PST

Really great looking troops, table, and game.

arthur181520 Feb 2017 5:18 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 12:34 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 2:55 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 4:00 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 5:52 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 9:45 a.m. PST

Why don't you email me . We can have a much fuller conversation that way. I am –


14Bore20 Oct 2017 3:36 p.m. PST

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

gangbusters11 Nov 2017 9:15 a.m. PST

link using Portable Wargame rules

davejl12 Dec 2017 10:41 a.m. PST

Brilliant. Lovely painting. I've just bought some of the Toy Town figures after months of dithering. Your beautifully painted figures have inspired me to paint these new figures (in spite of having over a dozen other projects and painting commissions on the go) And have convinced me I've done the right thing.
Well done

Best Wishes Dave

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