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Last Hussar11 Nov 2019 5:06 p.m. PST

Back in the 80s I had card standup flats- where would I get them now?

Want something to supplement the NPC hordes – PCs in metal, but lots of goblins etc needed.


(If you can think of a cheap way to do NPCs please say – not set in stone on card standups)

robert piepenbrink Supporting Member of TMP11 Nov 2019 5:26 p.m. PST

Have you checked Wargames Vault and Junior General? Junior General certainly has a Fantasy and an SF line. Wargames Vault is a little slower to navigate, but they're the first place I look for building PDFs, so I bet they have figures. Might in either case have to print them out and then glue them to cardstock.

Oh. And Office Depot sells cheap transparent plastic holders to make paper stand upright. Probably they're meant for names at a table, but they work for paper trucks, so presumably they'd work for paper people.

charles popp11 Nov 2019 6:30 p.m. PST

here you go

manyslayer11 Nov 2019 6:42 p.m. PST

Also link

sillypoint11 Nov 2019 9:19 p.m. PST

Nice links guy. Thanks.

Last Hussar13 Nov 2019 11:18 a.m. PST

Ooops – Should have said pre-printed, and with minimal cutting. Minimal cutting is the most important but here.

sunjester15 Nov 2019 2:28 a.m. PST

You should have asked!
For cheap hordes of dross look at the 1/72 plastics, some of then are quite nice.
My big trolls are a mix of Dark Alliance 1/72 and 1/32 Russian plastics.
I've recently picked up a pack of Caesar goblins to use as imps.
If I was starting my (large) LOTR collection now, I'd be tempted to go 1/72 plastics instead of 28mm metal.

sunjester15 Nov 2019 2:33 a.m. PST

Just search ebay for "1/72 fantasy"

Andy ONeill15 Nov 2019 10:52 a.m. PST

Can't you still buy steve jackson games cardboard heroes?
Other than that.
1/72 plastics would involve no cutting whatsoever.
If you're ok with abstract then you can buy sets of plastic pawns. As jn chess pawns. They're available in a variety of colours, including green.

Last Hussar16 Nov 2019 3:26 a.m. PST

I've gone off the 1/72 plastics too much painting and money! Mostly painting.

And Ive decided Pre-printed is most important. Especially as I don't have a printer at the moment…

The SJ CH are what I want. I can get one in the UK or £267.00 GBP… maybe not.

… you can buy sets of plastic pawns. As in chess pawns. They're available in a variety of colours, including green.
Try that on a Napoleonics boards.

Andy ONeill20 Nov 2019 12:14 p.m. PST

Don't you know anyone has a colour printer?

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