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Lord Ashram19 Nov 2017 7:20 a.m. PST

So can I ask…

If there were production capabilities of nearly anything… what would be your ideal Napoleonic wargaming line/product?

Bagration181219 Nov 2017 7:57 a.m. PST

More time to game and the ability to leave a game set up and return to it. This is a golden age in terms of rules, figures and ‘stuff.' I just wish I had more capacity to use the toys I have.

Durban Gamer19 Nov 2017 8:48 a.m. PST

More 15mm (not 18mm) Wellington in India figs.

davbenbak Supporting Member of TMP19 Nov 2017 8:59 a.m. PST

Individual 1/72 figures from any available set. It is so frustrating when you don't get enough of the poses you need and several you don't need in a box of figures. It's really not that far fetched. Surly someone could contract and get permission from all the manufactures to replicate their molds. With all the advances in 3D printing, maybe it's just a matter of making a scan of each figure and printing on demand.
P.S. I really miss Zvezda

18th Century Guy Supporting Member of TMP19 Nov 2017 9:31 a.m. PST

Something free.

Artilleryman19 Nov 2017 10:15 a.m. PST

More figures sold as individuals rather than in sets. The latter means that you end up with so many 'extras'. Also I would like more separate horses and riders to allow conversions and 'mix and match'.

Footslogger19 Nov 2017 10:44 a.m. PST

Plastic horse halves sold separately like the old 54mm Historex range.

I know you get that to some extent in existing sets, but I'd love to have the chance to make cavalry units where every horse is different.

ScottS19 Nov 2017 11:35 a.m. PST

More time and a fully painted army.

HappyHiker19 Nov 2017 12:01 p.m. PST

Nearly anything ?
I want smoke to some out of muskets, and cannon explosions, and figures to fall over. I want sounds to come out of the figures when they move. Hell I want them to actually charge, and move and fight. Like star wars chess. Not like a computer game, but in 3D. You did say nearly anything.
( I have actually thought about finding sound effects for battles and putting them on my phone to play. That's a bit sad isn't it, I know it is, but I still might do it.)

14Bore19 Nov 2017 12:39 p.m. PST

Some of the new stuff being made in 1/72 But in 15mm

Mick the Metalsmith19 Nov 2017 1:06 p.m. PST

Plastic 15mm figs. Hard or soft, but preferably hard.

evilgong19 Nov 2017 2:19 p.m. PST

A set of rules I can score better than 7 out of 10.

David F Brown

CATenWolde Inactive Member19 Nov 2017 2:58 p.m. PST

A complete line of 1790's French, Austrians, Prussians, and Russians in 5mm or 10mm.

4th Cuirassier19 Nov 2017 3:17 p.m. PST

Figures that paint themselves.

Tin hat19 Nov 2017 3:46 p.m. PST

Second vote for plastic 15mm ! The cost of metal 15mm is now getting close to what 25mms were when they started to change over. Can't be too far off now can it?

robert piepenbrink Supporting Member of TMP19 Nov 2017 5:34 p.m. PST

1/72 British light dragoons in Tarleton. Heavies in bicorn would be nice too.

idontbelieveit19 Nov 2017 5:56 p.m. PST

28mm French young guard in campaign dress.

Nine pound round19 Nov 2017 6:46 p.m. PST

Sappers and miners for everyone.

14th NJ Vol Supporting Member of TMP19 Nov 2017 6:55 p.m. PST

A 3D printer that would print completely painted 28 & 18mm napoleonics.

Personal logo miniMo Supporting Member of TMP19 Nov 2017 7:05 p.m. PST

Pre-painted plastic 15's.

mikec260 Supporting Member of TMP19 Nov 2017 8:16 p.m. PST

More 40mm figures for skirmishing the Spanish ulcer. Sash and Saber is good, as is Perry's, but would like some more Spanish, both civilians and Troops.

Personal logo Flashman14 Supporting Member of TMP In the TMP Dawghouse20 Nov 2017 7:19 a.m. PST

Still, an active French voltigeur cornetist in greatcoat (28mm).

Dismounted cav in greatcoats
Dismounted cav in action poses (sans dragoons)
More cavalry in greatcoats

NCO character figures for Austrians, Prussians, Russians
NCO character figures for French for that matter
Perry Russian Jaegers skirmishing in greatcoat AND shako

Refugee/civilians for skirmish scenarios

Figures for POWs, unarmed, mostly unequipped standing around.

Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP20 Nov 2017 7:54 a.m. PST

Plastic cavalry figures with the left arm separately cast. Huge conversion potential. All we have are the Perry Dragoons on foot, which I have converted to everything from Gendarme's d'Elite, to Artillery train, to Louis XVIIIs Maison du Roi.

Sho Boki20 Nov 2017 8:13 a.m. PST

I have "my dream Napoleonic wargaming product" and I continiously work to produce this. First steps are done and lessons learned.
Preparations goes and on the end of next year probably the first items will be available.

Marc at work20 Nov 2017 11:40 a.m. PST

Chasseur a cheval of the Guard in full dress in plastic 1/72 sculpted by the Zvezda sculptor.

I miss that company

Rallynow Supporting Member of TMP20 Nov 2017 11:45 a.m. PST

Expertly per-painted 15mm figures for Peninsular and Waterloo Campaigns. Same for Borodino.

Nine pound round28 Dec 2017 6:16 p.m. PST

I will add: 15mm Royal Marine Artillerymen.

Since nobody seems to make them….

HairiYetie28 Dec 2017 7:13 p.m. PST

More 28mm Plastics. French, Prussian, Russian post 1812.

GlacierMI29 Dec 2017 11:42 a.m. PST

hmm.. everyone likes to work up a sweat, I'd like to see a horizontal holo-deck with vitual reality, no miniatures, live men, cannon and horse flesh. Oh and smartly dressed aide de camps that bring you messages and call you Sire.

MagnusPloug229 Dec 2017 12:22 p.m. PST

28mm french pre 1812 Bardin regulation – why everyone is painting the French in waterloo dress (post 1812) when the glory of the french army had long passed is a mystery…

and cavalry in greatcoats for sure.

Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP29 Dec 2017 12:46 p.m. PST

I'll say again. Manufacturers to just take thirty seconds to think "This figure in front of me is brilliant, but is it too restrictive/specific/defined" (I must check a Thesaurus, none of those words mean what I intend………. The idea that it is limited to one application but could have been so much more diverse).

I know that folk moan about too much detail on figures for wargaming (seriously, it has been said here) or too many parts on plastic infantry/cavalry.

But just imagine what we could do with figures, if the left arm of any cavalryman was separate (plastic or metal) and not moulded to his waist.

Standing horses sold separately in the Perry range. Sheepskin, pointed shabraque, cuirassier style and Guard Heavy (I can add a holster for the Dragoons and Gens D'Elite). Many of those exist already. I'd buy the current galloping, full dress, Polish Lancers anyway and then the extra horses to allow parade view. In full dress, just imagine………

Cavalry in cloaks. Oh yes. Leave the heads separate. I fear they might be difficult other than one piece with the horse, so the saddlery then defines them. But, in 28mm I defy you to tell a French, British, Russian cavalry caped cloak apart.

An hussar pelisse that is just hanging, not flying in the breeze of a mad charge. A dozen in a set and charge what you like.

But this is the response of one who does not throw dice, but instead converts, photographs, bases and then forgets and puts in the dark attic (I am deadly serious)

14Bore29 Dec 2017 1:40 p.m. PST

Agree 72's seem to be getting products by leaps and 15mm doesn't.
Other than that vehicals, but can't afford the ones I see but will get there someday

Brownand29 Dec 2017 2:55 p.m. PST

Complete Dutch , Prussian and Germans States 1790 ranges in 28mm

Last Hussar30 Dec 2017 6:31 p.m. PST

Fully painted armies.

Captain de Jugar Inactive Member03 Jan 2018 10:10 a.m. PST

18mm Spanish ox cart, mule train and ox and mule drawn limbers.

Marcus Maximus Inactive Member21 Jan 2018 4:24 p.m. PST

28mm 1809 Baden Cavalry and Artillery and train and Hesse-Darmstadt Infantry, Cavalry and Artillery And train.

Stoppage21 Jan 2018 4:34 p.m. PST

5mm austrian foot – kasket with haversacks
5mm austrian dragoon – kasket
5mm russian foot – high-front bicorne – haversacks
5mm french foot – tarleton helmets – haversacks
5mm persian foot – high fez with muskets
5mm prussian foot – truncated bicornes – haversacks
5mm british foot – arched bicornes – haversack

these would do from 1780s-1800s – especially for italian-theatre campaigns

valleyboy22 Jan 2018 2:25 a.m. PST

15mm Napoleonic Russian infantry in greatcoat from AB

Sparta22 Jan 2018 2:03 p.m. PST

Adler 6mm based close like Baccus :-)

(and those Austrian landwehr/Spanish/Swedish/early Danish in stokehat marching!)

Ohhh and for christmas a siege train to go with my Vauban fortress

Trajanus22 Jan 2018 4:06 p.m. PST

Tartan paint!

USAFpilot22 Jan 2018 9:03 p.m. PST

A complete army set of figures. Any scale. I.e. This is the complete French army at the battle of Waterloo. One product, one purchase, and you are done.

HappyHussar22 Jan 2018 11:25 p.m. PST

Less Waterloo books and more of anything else Napoleonic or French Rev. Wars period! ROFL

138SquadronRAF Supporting Member of TMP23 Jan 2018 10:33 a.m. PST

+1 HappyHussar

Pendraken do 10mm British in Stovepipe Shakoes.

Littlearmies24 Jan 2018 3:20 a.m. PST

'Oh and smartly dressed aide de camps that bring you messages and call you Sire.'

I think I'd like that in real life – wouldn't it be so much nicer than a text message from a friend?

Garde de Paris24 Jan 2018 8:45 a.m. PST

I would really enjoy seeing so many of the 1/72 figures made in 28-30 mm. In many cases, they have better sculpts.

But that would drive me mad, as I don't have the time to do my current 28's!


Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP24 Jan 2018 9:56 a.m. PST

Yes G de P….agreed. 1/72 from Germany are simply superb. In The One True Scale…just imagine!

Mick the Metalsmith25 Jan 2018 11:05 a.m. PST

Heroclix bases for 28mm

Garde de Paris25 Jan 2018 12:55 p.m. PST

I would also like to see French Chasseurs a cheval of the -line with shakos and cords, in the early cut-away coat. I once planned to do about 12 "squadrons" of 6, but my conversion of a Stadden 30mm French Empress Dragoon came out much too thin.


Lord Hill25 Jan 2018 2:15 p.m. PST

Generic plastic horses in a standing pose. They could come with a range of different blanket rolls to attach ( suit different nations/periods) and the corner of the saddlecloth could even have a variant (as the Perrys do cleverly on some sets already, allowing for a curved or pointed corner).

That would be SO useful.

4harrisons02 Feb 2018 3:57 p.m. PST

A bigger range of mid-war Spanish rather than the perfectly dressed 1808 regulation ones you tend to get.

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