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grambo12 Apr 2022 1:30 a.m. PST

Thought I would take a look here to see if any interest in the Crimean War and found it has a dedicated board – wonderful!

I have long been interested in the Crimean war but only fairly recently decided to have a go in 6mm scale using Irregular Miniatures 6mm figures. I wanted to create mass unit bases which in my games each represent roughly a brigade so went for 72 infantry, 24 cavalry and 2 cannon/limbers per base. I have currently painted about 1900 figures with more planned so thought I would share some photos and my blog link here.










And the blog link (please note I mostly spend my time painting on commission but the Crimean war is my won little project – just to explain the Fantasy figures and ECW's!).

GildasFacit Sponsoring Member of TMP12 Apr 2022 3:23 a.m. PST

I have done the Crimean War using the same figures and they do paint up nicely. We use the BBB rules and they had their latest outing on Sunday – the Alma scenario. What rules do you use ? I have done mine on 30mm squares, yours look to be about 60x40mm.

dr beard12 Apr 2022 3:30 a.m. PST

Hi Lee, Great looking units and a great blog which I'll now be following. Thanks for posting.
All the best
Dr B

John Leahy Supporting Member of TMP12 Apr 2022 3:55 a.m. PST

Wow, these look great!
thumbs up thumbs up



79thPA Supporting Member of TMP12 Apr 2022 6:27 a.m. PST

Very impressive.

Grand Dragon12 Apr 2022 7:03 a.m. PST

These are gorgeous, great work !

grambo12 Apr 2022 7:53 a.m. PST

Thanks for all the comments chaps :)

dr beard, cheers re the blog. I also followed your link re 'Rising prices', great article and I'm obviously out of touch with current 28mm prices, shocked me!

'Gildas' thanks, my bases are 65mm (as couldn't fit the strips on 60mm) x 45mm. I'm playing DBN rules with a few tweaks solo at the moment but also planning a command & colours type hex grid terrain.


More Russians with the Greek Legion over on the right with the blue flags.

Grattan54 Supporting Member of TMP12 Apr 2022 8:34 a.m. PST

I wish I could paint my 6mm with such detail and skill.

BrockLanders Supporting Member of TMP12 Apr 2022 2:39 p.m. PST

Beautiful work!

DeRuyter14 Apr 2022 10:32 a.m. PST

Beautiful 6mm work!

grambo15 Apr 2022 1:22 a.m. PST

Thank you very much Grattan54, Brocklanders and DeRuyter :)

I'm lucky that at age 64 (I painted my first wargame figure aged 15!), I can still paint 6mm close detail without my glasses or magnification, hands still steady after years of enjoying red wine too :)

If the scale interests you my blog has links at top to 6mm ECW's and Napoleonics I painted a good few years back and my 10 year old 6mm painting guide although I must admit my methods have changed somewhat over the years might still prove useful to some?

Cheers all,


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