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AICUSV22 Jun 2020 10:54 a.m. PST

After years of doing historic armies (I've enjoyed the research), I decided to embark upon a "Just for fun" project. Two forces one being the Red and the other being the Blue. Figures are for the most part from Armies in Plastic in 54mm. The setting period is the late Victorian area. While Red is based upon the British, the Blue was based on the Imperial German. Here is my Blue Army (there are still a few pieces to be completed).


AS I said these are for fun and painted in the toy school school. Hope you like and feel free to comment.

Kevin C Supporting Member of TMP22 Jun 2020 11:06 a.m. PST

Pretty cool! You might find some flags for this army (as well as for your red army) here: link

bobspruster22 Jun 2020 11:14 a.m. PST

Very nice! I've been tempted to do something similar….But I need a new project like a hole in the head.

Frederick Supporting Member of TMP22 Jun 2020 11:36 a.m. PST

Very nice! I have also been working on an Imaginations Army but not as ambitious as you – 28mm SYW; so far I have two infantry, a grenadier and a jaeger battalion done

79thPA Supporting Member of TMP22 Jun 2020 11:41 a.m. PST

Very nice. I too am tempted to leave some serious battles behind and just have some Imaginations armies beat each other about.

AICUSV22 Jun 2020 11:45 a.m. PST

Kevin C – Neat flags, standard bearers are still something I have to make up for Blue.
bobspruster – I already have the hole, but being nuts keeps me from going crazy.
Frederick – I've three 7YW armies (15/18mm, 20mm, & 28/30mm) now, I kinda like the period.

Nick Stern Supporting Member of TMP22 Jun 2020 11:52 a.m. PST

Wonderful! Where did you find the Jäger heads? I love the way you made stands with all the same poses, which means you could only use a portion of the box contents. Luckily, AIP figures, especially on sale, are inexpensive enough to only use half the poses.

Nick Stern Supporting Member of TMP22 Jun 2020 11:55 a.m. PST

Sorry, I did not read the captions in your photos. I would have thought that the Scale Link heads would be too small, but they look fine, better than fine, they look great!

Prince Rupert of the Rhine22 Jun 2020 11:58 a.m. PST

Cool. Its an idea I've played with for years, late 19th century imaginations, unfortunately playing with idea is as far as I've got. Kudos for going the next step they look great.

Personal logo Bobgnar Supporting Member of TMP22 Jun 2020 7:39 p.m. PST

Very nice set up. A lot of painting is needed even for non-historical armies. The new world of fun plexiglass figures can be made into generic armies also, without the need for painting. I was thinking of doing a Peter Young " Charge" rules game with generic armies from the Plexifigs. They're coming out with seven years war figures, but some of American revolution and even some Napoleonic types would make a great set of armies. By the way they're coming out with 54 mm Plexifig later this year

Botch B23 Jun 2020 1:31 a.m. PST

Plexifig? More info please – a link, photo?



79thPA Supporting Member of TMP23 Jun 2020 5:49 a.m. PST

I imagine it is these:


Botch B23 Jun 2020 8:16 a.m. PST


AICUSV23 Jun 2020 6:18 p.m. PST

Thanks for the find words. This whole army cost under $75. USD It was 3 boxes of AiP German Infantry, 2 Boxes of AiP German Uhlans, IMAX ACW artillery, and 2 sets of Scale Link heads (1 Jäger, 1 mutz).I do like the Jäger the best, but to change the heads on all would defeat doing this on the cheap. My Red Army will be posted soon (now that I've found new ways to post photos.

paul liddle24 Jun 2020 2:08 a.m. PST

Looking forward to seeing them.

AICUSV28 Jun 2020 6:56 p.m. PST

The Blues finally got their colors today. Figure is IMAX Confederate standard bearer, head is from Scale Link, jacket tails were extended using a Green Stuff.


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