Help support TMP

"15mm plains wars / Pony wars figure ranges questions" Topic

12 Posts

All members in good standing are free to post here. Opinions expressed here are solely those of the posters, and have not been cleared with nor are they endorsed by The Miniatures Page.

Please don't call someone a Nazi unless they really are a Nazi.

For more information, see the TMP FAQ.

Back to the American Indian Wars Message Board

Areas of Interest

18th Century
19th Century

Featured Hobby News Article

Featured Link

Top-Rated Ruleset

Chaos in Carpathia

Rating: gold star gold star gold star gold star gold star gold star gold star gold star 

Featured Profile Article

Editor Julia's 2015 Christmas Project

Editor Julia would like your support for a special project.

1,202 hits since 9 Nov 2021
©1994-2023 Bill Armintrout
Comments or corrections?

TMP logo


Please sign in to your membership account, or, if you are not yet a member, please sign up for your free membership account.
McLovin09 Nov 2021 4:58 p.m. PST

I know this topic has been rehashed a number of times and the previous TMP articles were really useful, but I have a couple of questions that google couldn't help me answer, that I'm hoping the hive brain of TMP can help with.

For US cavalry options There seem to be the following manufacturers – QRF, Peter Pig, Minifigs, Hovels, irregular and OldGlory (Bluemoon).

I understand QRF, Peter Pig, Minifigs and Hovels are compatible and will mix together. I have seen mixes of P.Pig with either Minifigs or QRF and these looked fine, but I can't find any pictures of the Hovels Dismounted US Cavalry range if some has some pictures they can share?

It's also mentioned in these previous articles that Irregular and Old Glory are much bigger than the other manufacturers, but does anyone know if OG and Irregular mix well together? Perhaps unnecessary as the Old Glory range is extensive, but if they do mix well, be worth having the extra variety.

Thanks for any input and photos you can share.

Ideally photos of Hovels dismounted US cavalry range and a comparison of Irregular and OG would be an ideal outcome, but appreciate that's asking a lot.



GildasFacit Sponsoring Member of TMP10 Nov 2021 5:18 a.m. PST

I can't tell you about the Hovel US ranges but their Native American ranges are smaller than both the QRF & Irregular ranges. I'd happily use them on the same table but probably in separate units.

Rdfraf Supporting Member of TMP10 Nov 2021 10:53 a.m. PST

This was my pandemic project! Every figure needed to play the big game in Pony Wars. Most of the figures are from the excellent Blue Moon line supplemented with figures from every company making Plains Wars figures in 15mm.

Blue Moon are a bit larger so I just based the smaller figures on taller bases snd they look fine!

A shout-out to Minifigs as their Plains War mounted chieftains are gorgeous.





Personal logo The Virtual Armchair General Sponsoring Member of TMP10 Nov 2021 11:22 a.m. PST

Hoka Hey!

As ever, beautifully done, Sir.

The Plains Wars done in the grand scale. Somewhere, C.B. DeMille is smiling…


John Leahy Supporting Member of TMP10 Nov 2021 12:44 p.m. PST

Yeah, I own Hovels, QRF, Blue Moon, Frontier, Minifigs and some others. I mount an extra washer on the smaller figs as the heft an all of them is similar. Height you can disguise. Heft is hard too.



Big Red Supporting Member of TMP10 Nov 2021 2:24 p.m. PST

Rdfraf, that's one fine looking game.

Stephen Miller10 Nov 2021 8:39 p.m. PST

Rdfraf, Fine looking indeed. My only suggestion would be, that since the vast majority of your gaming table terrain is a light green, that you paint he bases of your figures that same green, this to make those bases less obtrusive.

McLovin11 Nov 2021 4:11 a.m. PST

Thanks for the guidance guys. If I was sitting in the fence about this project, I no longer am after seeing your table Rdfraf!

martin goddard Sponsoring Member of TMP11 Nov 2021 9:48 a.m. PST

Very nice R.
You can "head them off at the pass" with that lovely scenery


Tiger7311 Nov 2021 10:30 a.m. PST

Absolutely stunning terrain & figs! Are you using the Pony Wars rules straight up, or with modifications?

Rdfraf Supporting Member of TMP11 Nov 2021 3:35 p.m. PST

Thanks for the compliments!

You need almost every manufacturer of 15mm Plains War to get everything. Peter Pig, Blue Moon, Hovels, QRF, Minifigs, Stone Mountain, Irregular as well as some HO items for different wagons and accessories.

The terrain mat is actually a light brown but. It's not quite exactly what I wanted. I'm having a hard time finding a 6 x 8 or 5 x 8 mottled arid, western type mat in that size. 4 x 6 is too small.

As for rules. we decide to use Sword and the Flame for movement, firing and morale. We also added a few new cards into the mix as well.

Overall, the game is amazing fun with disasters waiting with every turn of card.

Nick Stern Supporting Member of TMP18 Nov 2021 8:48 a.m. PST

Rdfraf, thanks for sharing your photos. They are very inspirational! I have been wondering about using the creaky chart based rules, so your idea of using TSATF is very appealing.

Sorry - only verified members can post on the forums.