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Arteis0214 Jul 2018 10:32 p.m. PST

I've finally finished enough of the Paperboys figures to set up both sides to recreate a battle of the Jacobite Rebellion of 1745/6. Today I took advantage of the nice weather to set them up outside for a photo-shoot.

As individual units, they certainly look good. But I couldn't wait to see how they would appear en masse on the table.

You can see the resulting pics on my blog here: link

Here are a couple of the photos from the above blog posting:




Personal logo Bashytubits Supporting Member of TMP14 Jul 2018 10:49 p.m. PST

Those look fabulous. thumbs up

GROSSMAN Supporting Member of TMP14 Jul 2018 11:49 p.m. PST

Wow! As a lead snob I am impressed.

foxweasel15 Jul 2018 1:20 a.m. PST

That's impressive, tempted to buy one of the books now.

Pauls Bods15 Jul 2018 1:34 a.m. PST

Brilliant! How Long does it take to cut them out and how fiddly is it to put the guns and mortars together?
I like the storage System..When I saw the pic it made my have a Moment of Horror but a whole army in one box, huge Advantage over 3D figs.

Arteis0215 Jul 2018 1:47 a.m. PST

Hi Paul. On average, I can churn out a 72-man regiment every couple of nights. However, I can speed this up with some mass production, by doing the pre-gluing and scoring the folds for several units at once.

The guns and mortars were fiddly, but still only took a couple of evenings. The book includes easier 2D guns and mortars if you want.

EricThe Shed15 Jul 2018 1:49 a.m. PST

super impressed

Pauls Bods15 Jul 2018 3:43 a.m. PST

Thanks for the Reply. Ive looked throught your blog and found the maker of the books. Im definately interested in getting a couple of thier books..WotRs and medieval siege. Each book Comes with a set of rules. Whats your opinion on the rules?

Red358415 Jul 2018 3:59 a.m. PST

Looks fantastic!

Frederick Supporting Member of TMP15 Jul 2018 5:14 a.m. PST

Great stuff!

Winston Smith15 Jul 2018 5:29 a.m. PST

Certainly ess time than it takes to paint tartan and diced hose!
We were looking st those very books yesterday, and gave Mike our permission to go ahead. grin

Doug MSC Supporting Member of TMP15 Jul 2018 5:39 a.m. PST

Just keep the matches away.

Capt John Miller15 Jul 2018 6:03 a.m. PST

How are they under fire? 😆😜

Ed Mohrmann Supporting Member of TMP15 Jul 2018 6:05 a.m. PST

Very impressive indeed !

18th Century Guy Supporting Member of TMP15 Jul 2018 7:01 a.m. PST


Oberlindes Sol LIC Supporting Member of TMP15 Jul 2018 9:54 a.m. PST


RNSulentic16 Jul 2018 5:59 p.m. PST

That's awesome. I have the WotR book, but haven't had the courage to start copying and cutting.

von Schwartz20 Jul 2018 3:03 p.m. PST

Any actual painting involved? They do look great though. You mentioned copying and cutting, and what about open windows and windy days?

Fitzovich23 Jul 2018 3:06 p.m. PST

Looks superb! I've started building a 6mm paper ACW army from Grand Manoeuvre and while they are small and a bit fiddly, I really enjoy being to run a nice battle on a small table.

Personal logo BigRedBat Sponsoring Member of TMP24 Jul 2018 5:44 a.m. PST

Also hugely impressed! Want one.

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