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marco56 Supporting Member of TMP12 Apr 2017 7:31 p.m. PST

Does anybody make a Lord Roberts figure?

Mad Guru Supporting Member of TMP13 Apr 2017 12:03 a.m. PST

I made a couple…



…both from old Wargames Foundry command figures: the seated version converted from a WWI British officer; the standing receiving dispatches version converted from a FPW German officer.

Minifigs may still have a mounted version in their old colonial range, but I think that's the only commercially produced one -- at least until the Perrys and/or Artizan add one to their respective Victoria's Little Wars and Second Afghan War ranges.


Remembered one of the more "characterful" British officer sculpts from Artizan, who might work:


If you're interested, here's a LINK:


Chokidar Inactive Member13 Apr 2017 1:17 a.m. PST

Of course if you convert one of these Foundry figures as above or from the FPW range, to use with Perrys or Empress etc, the slightly smaller stature works perfectly for Bobs…

marco56 Supporting Member of TMP13 Apr 2017 3:28 a.m. PST

Artizan has some nice figures but are on the large size compared to Perry's plus I don't have the talent you guys have.

Mad Guru Supporting Member of TMP14 Apr 2017 1:22 a.m. PST

Well… that doesn't seem to have helped much!

Here's another possibility, from the Empress Miniatures Zulu War range, which are smaller and less chunky than the Artizan Second Afghan War figures, and would require no conversion work at all…

It's the mounted command character figure of Lieutenant-Colonel Henry Burmester Pulleine, as seen here:


…from pack ZWB22, including him and Lieutenant Melvill, with their horses. Here's a LINK to their appropriate catalogue page in case you're interested:


The Pulleine sculpt has about the right facial hair, wears a patrol jacket like that worn in at least one 1879 photo of Roberts in Afghanistan, and holds a pair of binoculars, which can denote, "high command." In fact, the next time I need a mounted General Roberts for one of my own games, I may well use my own!

marco56 Supporting Member of TMP14 Apr 2017 7:20 p.m. PST

Thanks.That looks like a very good figure for Roberts.

Rhingyll Supporting Member of TMP15 Apr 2017 9:44 a.m. PST

Below is a conversion of a Perry figure to represent Gen Roberts on his horse Vonolel.


sausagesca15 Apr 2017 4:53 p.m. PST

Lots of inspirational stuff, as usual.

Mad Guru Supporting Member of TMP15 Apr 2017 8:00 p.m. PST

Bob, forgot that amazing conversion was yours! Great to be reminded, what a great conversion job, adding the poshteen & beard!

marco56 Supporting Member of TMP16 Apr 2017 8:49 a.m. PST

Yes that's a great looking figure.I did order the one from Empress,also ordered Evelyn Wood and Redvers Buller. Trying to get all well known Victorian generals from Ashanti War until Tirah.Perry has Wolseley ,Stewart,Gordon and Graham

Rhingyll Supporting Member of TMP16 Apr 2017 1:38 p.m. PST

Mad Guru- Thanks. The conversion turned out well, probably because my hands did not touch it. My friend Vince did the conversion and the painting was done by "Atheling" who is a member here on TMP.

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