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Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP29 Oct 2017 6:26 a.m. PST

Thought I would try to photograph the whole line, but not great images resulting. Not enough lighting and could not get beyond f22 so poor depth of focus. The close ups worked far better.

Left to right 3/95th, 71st, 52nd and 2/95th. God help the skirmishers if their line fires! Never did do a 71st Colonel….






bracken Supporting Member of TMP29 Oct 2017 6:55 a.m. PST

Outstanding work, absolutely stunning!

wrgmr129 Oct 2017 7:12 a.m. PST

Excellent work deadhead! We are playing Waterloo today in 28mm, Shako 2 Rules. Would live to have these on the table!

Van Damme29 Oct 2017 7:58 a.m. PST

Applaus, impressive unit. Je vous salue.
After having a look at the 95th I wonder which make are the figs? Some lovely variations, specially the officer firing his pistol.


Ragbones Supporting Member of TMP29 Oct 2017 8:31 a.m. PST

Beautifully done.

Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP29 Oct 2017 9:03 a.m. PST

Thanks folks.

These figures will eventually end up in the attic…unloved and unused.

I have not chucked a dice in anger since the 1970s and that was solo WWII and WWI. The latter, every unit was massacred, the moment they emerged (Airfix plastics). The former was amphibious and airborne assault ( Heroics and Rods 1/300 and homemade LCTs, LCIs, LACs etc etc)…the result was the same….whether land or sea….I was slaughtered..

Van Damme. The 95th in line are Perry Plastics. massive work shown elsewhere. Perry line plastics, Victrix arms and weapons (as so well cast) and caps from 10x Perry Rifles sprue!

But you mean the skirmishers. They are beautiful…US range…Brigade Games Miniatures…chosen men etc. The only disappointing figure is the one that just happens to look like one Sean Bean (far, far, too small) The rest of the range is simply superb for individual characters…..

They look smaller is the base. These are single discs…I should have used two. Every time I do an ear operation, with a microscope, my scrub nurse knows I want the disc that covers the lens! Brig. Games Min. are thinner than some, but still the same height and work well in company….except for that poor occifer, who does look just like the chap who lost his head in GoTs or arrowed in LOTR…..

steamingdave4729 Oct 2017 9:35 a.m. PST

Deadhead, if you ever decide to sell the contents of your loft, I think there would be many enthusiastic buyers! Beautifully painted figures, would grace any Napoleonic wargames table.

Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP29 Oct 2017 9:42 a.m. PST

This is a serious question oft raised in our house.

I have no idea what you do with something that you value, but you no longer need. If you are not into money and have no interest in eBay……..

My huge collection of battleship models (all unmade, most with Brass fittings and their books) went to a veterans' charity…

My office at work is still filled with those Corgi Diecast models of aircraft…limited edition. But what do I do with them now? If only there was some Help for Heroes thing…I see, for example, Doolittle's own B25 selling on line for far more than I paid for it. My Sunderland in SEAC markings. If anyone knows a good cause and lives north of Watford and this side of the Pond….

My three sons all ask what is to become of my figures, if I do ever get my PSA checked and find it is far too high. (Being in the trade, I have never, ever, had a screening test for anything)

I do know that basing is a major factor, for those who throw dice but, do remember, these may look OK, but fit in with no rules known to Man…..

Sheepman196129 Oct 2017 11:17 a.m. PST

Just remember to take them out and look at them now and again and remember all the love that went into painting the figures. Thanks for putting them on here for others to enjoy.

von Winterfeldt29 Oct 2017 11:36 a.m. PST

stunning, well done

Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP29 Oct 2017 1:04 p.m. PST

Both of you…..

really appreciated…

These figures sit on my study shelf for now……

I simply had the idea that I had never seen Light Inf Regts doing what so many did at "Waterloo"….. standing in line, getting blown away.

I always wondered , for example, how 95th did with their slow firing miracle weapons, when in line or square, manage?

How come 52nd had King's and Regt Colours, as a Light Regt?

All recently explained

von Winterfeldt29 Oct 2017 1:45 p.m. PST

they did not fire slow, they had ammunition for quick loading as well

forrester29 Oct 2017 1:50 p.m. PST

Its a model of Adam's Brigade. That's a justifiable end in itself. Especially when the quality is so high. My collections have come and gone, and of what I currently possess I can only think of a few items that have been in action. I am pleased to see there is a "wargamer" worse than me!

Personal logo BrigadeGames Sponsoring Member of TMP29 Oct 2017 2:10 p.m. PST


Such a great job with my BrigadeGames figures.

Just remember all, we ship worldwide.


(we will be at Fall In in Lancaster this upcoming Fri-Sun.)

Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP29 Oct 2017 2:28 p.m. PST


You mean Borders of Scotland? Two surgeons working there are former trainees of mine….one is even a female! Gosh….imagine that! A woman surgeon…what next?

I might even take my Grand Cherokee over the Pennines for that event…heck we are heading for the Lakes anyway that weekend!

OK, just South of Carlisle…it is a date….the beer is on me… will be luke warm and flat…just like 1943 in UK.

Von W…I know what you mean. I did wonder how they did cope when asked to perform in line and not as super accurate but very slow firing soldiers! Reading has taught me they could sacrifice accuracy for speed of reloading and that superb training and discipline was yet more important. I have included chaps biting ready made cartridges.

My worry was the types using the powder horn. The more I read, the more the suggestion that, if any individual loading used, it was with a small bronze/copper flask, solely into the priming pan. If the horn existed still, it was to fill the flask…if it still existed by 1815.

Markconz29 Oct 2017 7:28 p.m. PST

Beautiful work Liam!

Major Function30 Oct 2017 3:03 a.m. PST

Looks great

Personal logo BrigadeGames Sponsoring Member of TMP30 Oct 2017 6:45 a.m. PST


Pennsylvania, for our Fall In Convention here in the states.

I will be in the UK for Salute in 2018. We could meet up then.

I love your work.

Lord Hill30 Oct 2017 9:57 a.m. PST

Excellent stuff, Deadhead, congratulations!

Very inspiring stuff, makes me want to get back to painting.

What's the next project?

Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP30 Oct 2017 10:03 a.m. PST

I really must finish LHS and add the Perry figures to the already shown Brigade Games Min. 2nd Light KGL. Baring is looking at me accusingly. (The 95th officer got Baring's horse)

I have long wanted to try again at tartan and have a dozen or so Perry highlanders also sitting there.

But what I really want to do is get those Gardes d'Honneur, new from Perrys.

Footslogger31 Oct 2017 2:40 a.m. PST

"unloved and unused"….. these are two different things. My collection doesn't see action very often, but they are still treasured.

As for not fitting in with any rules known to man, I use the Blucher rules, and my standard infantry base is 12 figures in two ranks. Your figure blocks could go straight on to my battlefield.

Marc at work31 Oct 2017 7:18 a.m. PST

Paint a few more up and go Genearl de Brigade (or Armee these days).

Your boys never want a game Liam?

Remember, there is always a game waiting in deepest darkest Essex for you…

In the meantime, paint some Nassau

Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP31 Oct 2017 7:50 a.m. PST

Funny you should say that. I have just come from the Perry site looking to see what I can add to the KGL LHS garrison!

That must be the project to finish off

rob polymathsw31 Oct 2017 9:02 a.m. PST

Love those figures, and the basing really compliments them. I love the little stories you've got going on…very impressive.

I say paint for the love of it. That's enough. :D

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