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Lord Ashram19 Nov 2017 6:20 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 6:57 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 7:48 a.m. PST

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

davbenbak Supporting Member of TMP19 Nov 2017 7:59 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 8:31 a.m. PST

Something free.

Personal logo Artilleryman Supporting Member of TMP19 Nov 2017 9:15 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 9:44 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 10:35 a.m. PST

More time and a fully painted army.

HappyHiker19 Nov 2017 11:01 a.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 11:39 a.m. PST

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

Mick the Metalsmith19 Nov 2017 12:06 p.m. PST

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

evilgong19 Nov 2017 1:19 p.m. PST

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

David F Brown

CATenWolde19 Nov 2017 1:58 p.m. PST

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

4th Cuirassier19 Nov 2017 2:17 p.m. PST

Figures that paint themselves.

Tin hat19 Nov 2017 2:46 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 4:34 p.m. PST

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

idontbelieveit Supporting Member of TMP19 Nov 2017 4:56 p.m. PST

28mm French young guard in campaign dress.

Nine pound round19 Nov 2017 5:46 p.m. PST

Sappers and miners for everyone.

14th NJ Vol Supporting Member of TMP19 Nov 2017 5:55 p.m. PST

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

Personal logo miniMo Supporting Member of TMP19 Nov 2017 6:05 p.m. PST

Pre-painted plastic 15's.

mikec260 Supporting Member of TMP19 Nov 2017 7:16 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 TMP20 Nov 2017 6:19 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 6:54 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 7:13 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 10:40 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 10:45 a.m. PST

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

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