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Paskal Supporting Member of TMP19 Dec 2018 9:30 a.m. PST

Hello everyone,

In your opinion what 25/30 mm figures of what manufactures represent movie characters usable to play in a historical wargame on the napoleonic period?

Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP19 Dec 2018 9:39 a.m. PST

Sharpe, whilst not a feature film is the immediate choice.

Waterloo 1970

War and Peace in many versions

The Duellists.

The Gun.

Master and Commander or Hornblower for sea action.

Several more. Would suggest choose your campaign first, then the film. It is then far easier to offer suggestions for which figure looks most like Sean Bean, Rod Steiger, Cary Grant, Keitel or Carradine etc….

Paskal Supporting Member of TMP19 Dec 2018 9:52 p.m. PST

But that the figurines represent well Sean Bean, Rod Steiger, Cary Grant, Keitel or Carradine etc in the roles they played in the cinema or on the TV, taking place under the Napoleonic era for use in a historical wargame.

For example a figurine representing Napoleon will be a 25/28 mm figurine representing Rod Steiger in the Waterloo of 1970 … Ect …

If the figures do not resemble the actors of the films and/or series, no interest …

Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP20 Dec 2018 4:10 a.m. PST

That is tricky.

There is a commercial/copyright issue to reproducing someone's image for sales purposes. Making a model of a fictional character such as Sharpe might attract the interest of Bernard Cornwell or his publishers. Making an image of Sean Bean from the TV series, the same applies.


Anyone can now produce a figure of historical folk such as Napoleon or Murat, but careful about labelling them as the actors who played them!


I think your best bet is a trawl through the Brigade Games Miniatures Napoleonic range. Their Chosen Men or the two duelling hussars would fit the bill nicely.

Paskal Supporting Member of TMP20 Dec 2018 9:57 a.m. PST

Here it is, using figurines representing actors in the role of a historical character, but for fun we must recognize the actor in this or that film.

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