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forwardmarchstudios14 May 2018 10:17 a.m. PST

The infantry are scratch-built from plastic styrene and everything else is 3d printed. This is for a battalion/battery/cav-regiment level Leipzig project I'm working on. Check out the blog for info on how I made it all: link




Everything seen here cost about $20 USD, buildings aside, and took a total of a day to produce. No spray paint or flock required, just craft paint, some cheap brushes, Evergreen plastic and my 3d models. The infantry units are 30mm wide, which I'm rounding out to 100m of frontage for my Leipzig project. That gives me 1' = 1km, which makes things much easier to calculate. For Leipzig, these models will be placed on top of a map underneath plexiglass and be scooted around with croups, which will allow the use of a deeper board that would otherwise be possible.

photocrinch14 May 2018 10:36 a.m. PST

What a great execution of an idea. In particular I like the representation of the cavalry and artillery.

Eager to see the game!


Frederick Supporting Member of TMP14 May 2018 10:53 a.m. PST

That is uber neat- thanks for sharing!

Lieutenant Lockwood15 May 2018 2:40 p.m. PST

Cool! I have done the Union Brigade from 1815 at 1:1 using your figures. They look great, and when I finally get some pictures taken I'll post them here.
For those who like to experiment, I'd encourage you to check out the Forward March miniatures at Shapeways.

Best regards….Mark

forwardmarchstudios16 May 2018 10:44 a.m. PST

Glad you like the figures! Looking forward to seeing some pictures, too.
I've got more things in the planning stages, as always.
I've got over 230 of these battalions made up after only three relatively short sittings. I'm going to get started on some more tonight, and take some pictures for a tutorial on mass-producing them. If you use the correct techniques you can knock these out very quickly and consistently. I'm going to do some Brits for the tutorial because they're popular, plus maybe some Russians, because I can use them for my Leipzig project (and Borodino at some point).
I could do Waterloo pretty easily as well; I've already got the French infantry and cavalry, I would just need the Brits, and maybe some special square bases made up…

forwardmarchstudios18 May 2018 9:22 a.m. PST

Here are a few more shots. These are of a French heavy cavalry corps of 56 squadrons, plus some of my scratch built battalions.



More info at the blog:


There is big news coming this weekend about my model soldier range, Forward March Miniatures, so be sure to keep an eye out!

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