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RebelPaul Supporting Member of TMP23 Oct 2017 6:01 a.m. PST

Hi everyone.

Can anyone recommend the best 28mm Napoleonic figurem for skirmish battles? By best, I mean quality and affordabijlity.



Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP23 Oct 2017 7:09 a.m. PST

For skirmishers you will surely be concentrating on Light Infantry, even if only Light Companies. You are talking about "heroic poses", so they are running, firing aimed shots from cover, crouching or kneeling. For such animation Perrys are the obvious choice because of their sheer variety. Brigade Games Miniatures also go beyond the simple "firing line poses" especially with Rifles and KGL lights.

I always think of Calpe and Front Rank as best suited to line units en masse.

Of course I am assuming you mean metals and my experience is almost solely "British" and French

RebelPaul Supporting Member of TMP23 Oct 2017 8:52 a.m. PST

Hi deadhead!

I should have mentioned metal in my post. Yes, I do mean metal.



wrgmr123 Oct 2017 9:44 a.m. PST

Calpe Prussian Fusilier figures have a number of firing, loading, advancing and jogging poses.


MajorB23 Oct 2017 10:33 a.m. PST

Perry and Victrix with a side order of Essex

Personal logo Flashman14 Supporting Member of TMP23 Oct 2017 11:01 a.m. PST

Old Glory link


Ed Mohrmann Supporting Member of TMP23 Oct 2017 11:24 a.m. PST

Sash and Saber

von Winterfeldt23 Oct 2017 12:09 p.m. PST


Cerdic Supporting Member of TMP24 Oct 2017 1:10 a.m. PST

Well, depending on which part of the wars and which army you are interested in, there are a fair few to choose from…


Chokidar Inactive Member24 Oct 2017 1:11 a.m. PST

Those are rather nice Flashman14 – in fact so nice and well posed I had to go to the site to see if something had changed. Nope – this set looks like one that 'got away" and it did not take me long to get back to the oddities. What a shame. Can you imagine if OG had gone down the route of just one or two decent poses with minor variants rather than the 'extra bendy PT gymnasts – bet you can't do this with your legs" style…? They would have been unbeatable.

Re the original question – there is a new company starting.. so far from complete. Also some questionable or just stodgy figures – but some of the skirmish poses look good. Possibly a bit early for mainstream.


Tyler32626 Oct 2017 3:25 a.m. PST

Front Rank, Calpe, Elite, Perry, pretty much will cover all your needs for figures loading/ firing for skirmish. Aging if you are doing 18009-on then you should be ok with these.

Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP26 Oct 2017 10:58 a.m. PST

Would love to hear more on whether this does influence your choices.

Many folk post but never seem to respond.

Meant to suggest, for French skirmishers, Gringos40 range. Chaps in overcoats running and kneeling and AFAIK ( I saw that so many times and finally asked my two lads…they laughed and said "Oh Dad, you are priceless) not too many French in Heroic poses

adymac265001 Nov 2017 11:11 a.m. PST


Skirmish Figures from our recently successful Kickstarter Campaign check out Forager on Kickstarter

adymac265001 Nov 2017 11:15 a.m. PST
Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP01 Nov 2017 11:31 a.m. PST

Remember some of us are of a generation to whom social media means nowt.

I see some really nice figures but cannot understand their availability. Does Kickstarter mean they are not yet available in exchange for HM Queen's currency (let alone the Euro)?

Is this the kind of thing that says I must sign over my pension pot or send all my bank details to Eastern Europe….(I get such nicely posed suggestions on a daily basis now…not to mention all these Former Soviet Union ladies who wish to befriend me)

Actually seriously…tell us something more about you…not just a link…it might be worth the minor extra effort.

adymac265001 Nov 2017 12:55 p.m. PST

Hi I took the below from our site

I am Ady McWalter One half of Stand to Games the other half being my business partner Quinton Dalton, we hail from Sheffield and Mansfield respectively and are life long wargamers. Our first company Kickstarter was a massive success because we offered value for money. The main pledge was for our 75 page Forager rules plus 18 28 mm Metal Napoleonic Figures for £34.00 GBP. The rules and the figures will be available very soon once we have shipped (pre Xmas)

This is what out About us says
From the success of the Napoleonic war game rules Over the Hills we the authors, Quinton Dalton and Adrian McWalter formed the company Stand to Games Ltd early 2017. Our aim is to provide a series of army lists, accessories, 28 mm figure ranges and products to compliment Over the Hills as well other rule sets and gaming periods. Adrian and I have been war gaming since our early teens so we bring over 80 years of experience to the hobby and hopefully you will like what we are doing through Stand to Games.  
The Black Powder supplements Albion Triumphant I and II are the work of Adrian McWalter and we have many magazine articles to credit. 

Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP01 Nov 2017 1:50 p.m. PST

Right. I read this and, being thick (no West Ham fan dares to admit being such near Sheffield, at least not to Sheff United fans) I still wonder…you have some very nice figures here. Not sure I have ever seen them before on TMP.

Very animated and "different" posing. Just right for skirmishers indeed.

Is the plan to release these for retail one day? I do vaguely understand the Kickstarter idea, esp when first getting going. But is the plan then to increase the figure range or will they always be linked to the rules sales?

Best wishes, whatever. Nice start!

adymac265002 Nov 2017 12:08 p.m. PST

Cheers, Yes the Kickstarter was also to test whether people liked our figures and our rules, we intend to have the for general sale in the new year and more ranges coming Spanish and Portuguese on the way too

Personal logo Flashman14 Supporting Member of TMP08 May 2018 5:38 a.m. PST

Looking back at this thread, I would have to add Brigade Games to this list.

Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP08 May 2018 6:09 a.m. PST

Agree. Particularly good for British/KGL

Eagleman Sponsoring Member of TMP Inactive Member14 May 2018 1:14 a.m. PST

Eagle Figures produces a number of skirmish sets for various nations of the Napeoleonic wars including Spanish, British, Dutch/Belgians, French, Brunswick. The link below is for the KGL set.

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