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PaulRPetri17 Sep 2022 2:21 p.m. PST

I thought I would see if I can get this project done in my favorite scale 1/72. I am just starting out but I thought I would try to document my journey.




Thanks for looking.

Umpapa17 Sep 2022 3:53 p.m. PST


79thPA Supporting Member of TMP17 Sep 2022 4:14 p.m. PST


cavcrazy17 Sep 2022 4:58 p.m. PST

Very nicely done. I am working on the same project in 28mm. Your project is great inspiration.

Rdfraf Supporting Member of TMP17 Sep 2022 7:42 p.m. PST

28mm! I started that way and decided I didn't have enough room on the table for that many 28mm figures so I switched to 18mm Blue Moon.

If anyone wants to buy a bunch of unpainted 28mm US Cavalry and Plains Wars Indians by Foundry and OG I have plenty to sell.

Rdfraf Supporting Member of TMP17 Sep 2022 7:45 p.m. PST

And I did start Pony Wars in 1/72 with the old Atlantic figures but decided on 28mm. I probably should have stayed with 1/72 as your collection looks really good.

BillyNM17 Sep 2022 10:49 p.m. PST

Figures look great – do show them again when you've textured / painted the bases. You really should try a game with the Pony Wars rules – by all means replace the shooting / combat mechanics if you like, but the event cards and Indian reaction tests that basically structure the game are brilliant.

Frederick Supporting Member of TMP18 Sep 2022 5:15 a.m. PST

Great work!

PaulRPetri18 Sep 2022 8:56 a.m. PST

Thanks everyone for your comments!
Rdfraf you make me feel better I had started this in 15mm and painted a fair bit of stuff before I made the switch.
BillyNM I may still use the Indian reaction tables and the event cards. I did so for this Zulu game I did awhile back



John Leahy Sponsoring Member of TMP18 Sep 2022 3:30 p.m. PST

I also have bought a ton of 1/72 Pony Wars figs. However, the lack of dismounted Cavalry kept me with my 15mm painted and unpainted figs. Strelet's released a nice dismounted Cav w/mounted set. but it's Acw focused. You could swap heads but I'd rather just print them up. Haven't found a good file yet. Sometimes I thing 10 or 6mm would be the way to go. O own an Irregular 6mm army pack of the Indians. The terrain and table size could be better reflected , I think. Oh, I'm sure that whatever you do Paul will look exceptional! Just like your Zulu War's figs in those pics. Well done!
thumbs up thumbs up



PaulRPetri18 Sep 2022 5:11 p.m. PST

Thanks very much John! My 1/72 madness is very hard to control at times.

Personal logo Der Alte Fritz Sponsoring Member of TMP18 Sep 2022 5:46 p.m. PST

Nice work Paul. You should start a blog on Blogspot. It's really easy to set up. The Indian reaction rules in PW are a lot of fun.

PaulRPetri19 Sep 2022 2:25 p.m. PST

Thank you Jim. I used the Indian reaction rules for the Zulu games we tried out, I did tinker with a few of them to more resemble Zulu actions.
A blog would wear me out!! I'm not very inspiring.

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