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Sho Boki27 Oct 2017 2:43 a.m. PST

This is not right, that only adherents of 28mm may say their wishes.
Let the followers of true scales say their wishes too.. ;-)

CATenWolde Inactive Member27 Oct 2017 2:45 a.m. PST

1. Complete ranges.
2. One of those ranges should be 1790's Napoleonics. ;)

advocate27 Oct 2017 2:52 a.m. PST

1. More
2. Better
3. Cheaper, if not actually free. And already painted and based, as an option.

Not necessarily in that order…

repaint27 Oct 2017 3:01 a.m. PST


von Winterfeldt27 Oct 2017 3:07 a.m. PST

+1 CATenWolde


well researched miniatures, good equipment and poses, also – no scale creep within a range

Durban Gamer27 Oct 2017 3:40 a.m. PST

I'd love to see Heroics and Ros produce WW2 Italians in sunhelmet.(Wd be usuable as many other types)

I'd love to see Pendraken increase their poses and types in their 10mm WW1 in East Africa range!

Mister Tibbles27 Oct 2017 4:00 a.m. PST

Well-sculpted figures, especially for periods other than Peninsula or Waterloo.

Sharpe5227 Oct 2017 4:02 a.m. PST

Some plastic like Perry or Warlord.

Jcfrog Supporting Member of TMP27 Oct 2017 4:17 a.m. PST

Baden dragoons.
Portuguese legion.
Prussian Landwehr rifles
Young guard cavalry.
Opolchenie inf.
Spanish civilians and guerillas for skirmish.
Same with Tyrol.
Same with 1812 Russians
( and no you cannot have "generic civilians" unless fashion fobs.)
Proper ADcs for others than French. ( already done by Boki for Ru)

AussieAndy Supporting Member of TMP27 Oct 2017 4:49 a.m. PST

I agree that we need more 1790s 15mm figures.

Jcfrog Supporting Member of TMP27 Oct 2017 7:48 a.m. PST

Yes 1790s. That would be a financial catastrophe.

Including vendéens and chouans.

Allen5727 Oct 2017 8:14 a.m. PST

1/600 alien greys and posleen. You Napoleonic guys are not the only ones looking to fill out their collections.

Timmo uk27 Oct 2017 10:33 a.m. PST

Napoleonic Spanish irregular lancers.

CATenWolde Inactive Member27 Oct 2017 11:27 a.m. PST

When I say 1790's I don't really mean the Vendee and the mob of 1792. I mean some of the most famous campaigns of the period: 1794-6 Italy, 1799 Switzerland, 1800 Italy and Germany.

Osterreicher27 Oct 2017 2:59 p.m. PST

i. More personality figures (especially more heroic Ezherzog Karl vignettes.)
ii. more vignettes like those AB Waterloo ones, like 88th Connaught Rangers taking the Jingling Johnny at Salamanca.

Personal logo Narratio Supporting Member of TMP27 Oct 2017 6:58 p.m. PST

More generics for many and various barbarian types and more of the little used nations – Ottomans comes straight to the forefront. Due to other stuff Peters been slow expanding that range.

McKinstry Fezian Inactive Member27 Oct 2017 9:35 p.m. PST

6mm Boxer Rebellion

CaptainSi27 Oct 2017 9:41 p.m. PST

French dragoon generals,
Saxon uhlans,
Saxon hussars,
Polish elite Co uhlans,
French elite Co lancers,
2nd rank uhlan/lancers (all nations),
Portuguese legion,
Wurttemberg grenadiers

Jcfrog Supporting Member of TMP27 Oct 2017 10:10 p.m. PST

Saxon hussars done by Blue moon.
Elite Poles by Campaaign games
As well lancers without lance.

Supercilius Maximus Supporting Member of TMP Inactive Member28 Oct 2017 9:42 a.m. PST

15/18mm Bavarians in "Rumford" uniforms.

flipper Inactive Member28 Oct 2017 10:18 a.m. PST


Interesting question, in relation to 15/18mm scales – I actually think most sculptors/designers/sellers/consumers of figures got it very wrong – the levels of detail inmost of these scales/ranges is totally OTT.

I can, perhaps, understand the initial work of the likes of Tony Barton (AB) figures as being commissioned for dioramas for various museums – simply because they were intended to be viewed as a static presentation of a particular historical event, but at some point (me included) the mainstream got hold of them and dedicated years painting in details which if left out would make hardly any difference to anyone – and perhaps save the painter months if not years of their lives to invest in other fruitful activities.

If I was entering into the business of producing/selling 10 – 18mm scale figures my design remit would be figures that have an amount of detail on them that make them recognizable (but why oh why would some one want a .5mm piping around a cuff?!%#), relatively deep sculpting style (to make painting easier), poses that make painting easier (no advancing with musket/spear/banana across their body), clearly defined faces and cast in a metal that doesn't see bayonets easily broken.

Of course many people like all the extra detail and can take the life guzzling hit loss painting them or paying someone else to do so.

Oh yes, Sho – you like working with .5mm of piping so this style of sculpting is probably not for you!

Sho Boki28 Oct 2017 12:12 p.m. PST

Yes and no, Flipper.
All, what you described, I do in 1:200 and smaller scales.

cae5ar29 Oct 2017 5:08 p.m. PST

Plastic 15mm Napoleonics.

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