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08 Aug 2019 9:32 a.m. PST
by Editor in Chief Bill

  • Changed title from "Peter Pig ACW Rules?" to "Peter Pig ACW"

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iain191408 Aug 2019 8:46 a.m. PST

Okay guys stupid question but can anyone give me a stear in right direction.
So Peter Pig sells infantry in bags of 8. But figure base for game 3 figures. So how do you use up remaining 2. Also if you want to add Zouves or Sharpshooters you will have two left over. Looking to get my 'brigades based up.

Tony S08 Aug 2019 9:12 a.m. PST

For the ACW especially, since unit size fluctuated so much, I just use more than three figures per base sometimes. Most bases have three, some have four, a few have five. I also stuck a few of Peter Pig's casualty figures on the main bases, here and there.

79thPA Supporting Member of TMP08 Aug 2019 12:26 p.m. PST

If your game counts bases instead of figures, just put 4 figures on a base. Having a leftover figure or three is just part of gaming when you buy multi figure packs.

MajorB08 Aug 2019 12:45 p.m. PST

Buy 3 bags of 8. You'll then have enough figures for 8 bases.

Personal logo ColCampbell Supporting Member of TMP08 Aug 2019 2:07 p.m. PST

I was going to suggest the same things as MajorB.


Benvartok10 Aug 2019 1:52 a.m. PST

The major and the colonel have it wrong. Following that course would just triple the problem leaving you with 6 spare figures.

Benvartok10 Aug 2019 1:58 a.m. PST

Actually Peter Pig had some darn good extras in their acw and Wild West ranges. The rudies for a bit of humour, the banjo player for a bit of stereotyping and the drunkard holding a bottle, among others, all feature in my acw armies.

Garde de Paris10 Aug 2019 1:27 p.m. PST

I have not seen a Peter Pig figure this century! Are the still tiny compared to others?


martin goddard Sponsoring Member of TMP11 Aug 2019 1:05 a.m. PST

Hello Chaps. Peter Pig are very nice size. Whilst they are certainly not part of the 18/20 mm trend they are 15mm to the eye.
Don't forget that many comparison sites that posters refer to are of Peter Pig figures that have been out of production for many many years.

One comparison site uses ACW "boy soldiers" from Pp that have been out of production for ten years as a a comparator. Another uses PP ACW from 2003. This is usually linked to their preference for some other company (often their own) so I suppose they do it to damage the PP public image?

If folk provide comparisons they should be honest (opinions do vary on this matter)??

Anyway, I cannot recommend Ford cars, because they do not have electric windows (based on the 1978 Ford Escort).

Wargamer Blue12 Aug 2019 2:20 a.m. PST

100% of my ACW figures are Peter Pig. And I am still adding to the collection. They are brilliant and I highly recommend them.

martin goddard Sponsoring Member of TMP12 Aug 2019 10:12 a.m. PST

Thanks for the support!

Tony S12 Aug 2019 5:28 p.m. PST

I have ancients from Peter Pig. Also a few ACW, some pirates, a lot of WW2 and just got a big box packed with a lot of WW1 & RCW Russians in the mail a few days ago.

Not only have I never been disappointed with any of his figures, but I'm trying to buy enough of Martin's products that he can finally afford to purchase a new car and upgrade from that 1978 Ford!

iain191414 Aug 2019 4:21 a.m. PST

Can't fault service of figures I have from Peter Pig. Don't often recommend but would certainly encourage people to give them a try.
Any chance of attending either Claymore or Carronade next year Martin?

LT Sparker14 Aug 2019 5:46 p.m. PST

I would also like to strongly recommend Peter Pig 15mm ACW. Preparing to downsize, I recently had to sell my 28mm ACW collection which was heartbreaking. But the quality and poses of the PP ACW figs I am acquiring with the proceeds has cheered me up considerably!
(A few more blanket roll wearing figures in the shoulder shift pose wouldn't go astray though!)

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