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nnascati Supporting Member of TMP10 Apr 2020 7:00 a.m. PST

I have reached the point where I no longer want to paint anything larger than small, skirmish forces. I would also like to use Bob Cordery's Portable Wargame. Top Down paper armies seem to be a perfect match. I've checked Junior General, and while some pieces are available, several of the ranges especially Colonial, are Incomplete. Are there any other sources of top down troops? Especially Colonial.

Personal logo ColCampbell Supporting Member of TMP10 Apr 2020 7:46 a.m. PST

I would be interested as well. The mid to late 19th Century armies are also deficient in such units as French and Turkish cavalry and anything Russian.


Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian10 Apr 2020 8:36 a.m. PST

Might check Wargame Vault. Usually called 'counters' but often give top-down views.

nnascati Supporting Member of TMP10 Apr 2020 8:48 a.m. PST

Just checked, loads of t down terrain, but not much in the way of actual counters except for stand ups.

Thresher01 Supporting Member of TMP10 Apr 2020 10:11 a.m. PST

I've seen some on WV too.

Medieval "troops", IIRC.

BillyNM10 Apr 2020 1:14 p.m. PST

Actually what would great would blocked up soldiers; front and back like some of the current paper soldier ranges but also a top down and two side views so they could be pasted on the top 5 sides of a rectangular block of, well of anything really.

Wolfshanza10 Apr 2020 10:46 p.m. PST

Set up figs (yours or borrowed) in the formations ya want. Take pics with a good camera. Size to yer requirements and laminate. A new cottage industry for someone ? <lol>

Russ Lockwood11 Apr 2020 10:57 a.m. PST

Try here:

Junior General

coopman12 Apr 2020 10:25 a.m. PST

Geoff Curran has done ACW, Ancients, Medieval, and ECW forces available as top down stands. He has some naval forces too. Available at WV.

coopman12 Apr 2020 11:01 a.m. PST

I just looked at the JG top down selection. While it is certainly incomplete, it is far from useless. They offer British/Zulus, Mahdist Rebellion, Italian/Ethiopians, French Foreign Legion. Confederates could double as Boers. They have a lot of FPW stuff there. Lots of "might have happened" Colonial era battles could be done if you like that sort of thing. It's still way better than painting miniatures!

nnascati Supporting Member of TMP17 Apr 2020 10:40 a.m. PST

Coopman yeah that is what I was thinking use some stand ins.

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