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Nick Stern Supporting Member of TMP10 Dec 2018 3:44 p.m. PST

I ran a Napoleonic game using The Men Who Would Be Kings rules this past weekend. Figures are half plastic and half metal. I wanted to run this winter game in December, but I only had time to paint and acquire enough figures to field half sized units, so the game was very fast and bloody; basically, I take out your unit, now you take out my unit. The French were only able to move their wagons 3/4 of the way across the table before they were blocked by all three units of Russian infantry who were placed there thanks to a random dice roll. I want to try the game again as soon as I can field full or even 2/4 sized units.







WarWizard10 Dec 2018 3:52 p.m. PST

That looks great Nick,

14Bore10 Dec 2018 5:35 p.m. PST

Nice set up, the wolves look great

nevinsrip10 Dec 2018 8:54 p.m. PST

A fellow named Sanderson sculpted some fantastic models, in 54 mm, for the Retreat from Moscow. I recall seeing these many, many years ago and being astonished at the amount of detail on the figures.

Perhaps someone here has the set.

Nick Stern Supporting Member of TMP10 Dec 2018 9:10 p.m. PST

nevinsrip, I think I bought some of the figures you're talking about on eBay. They are on my painting table now. Did they look like these:





nevinsrip10 Dec 2018 11:51 p.m. PST

Hi Nick, do they have the Sanderson brand on the underside of the bases? I recall that the set had over 20 figures in it.
They could be part of the set.

dBerczerk11 Dec 2018 4:17 a.m. PST

Quite a view. After seeing this, I wish I had the room to start a 54mm Napoleonics collection!

Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP11 Dec 2018 5:56 a.m. PST

Those really do look like Retreat figures. Few makers have captured the look of a biting wind tearing at rags, as well as these manage.

Gone Fishing11 Dec 2018 10:39 a.m. PST

Gorgeous work, Nick. I always love seeing your 54mm stuff. Thank you for sharing!

Marc the plastics fan14 Dec 2018 2:40 p.m. PST


This, plus two other ranges. I remember these from the late 70s/80s in the back of Military Modelling. I had forgotten about them until I saw the above

Marc the plastics fan16 Dec 2018 4:52 a.m. PST

I have a vague feeling they also made a retreat set in 25mm, but I didn't see it on their website. I will have to ping them a note note now to ask

Curse this nostalgia. It gets expensive…

Marc the plastics fan17 Dec 2018 7:02 a.m. PST

Rats. Had a reply. They don't make them anymore. Shame

Nick Stern Supporting Member of TMP17 Dec 2018 11:02 a.m. PST

Marc the plastics fan – still, the Perry Bros. stuff is very nice. And Strelets does a complete line if you go the 1/72 plastic route.

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