Help support TMP

"Epic soldiers' paraphernalia" Topic

10 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 do not post offers to buy and sell on the main forum.

For more information, see the TMP FAQ.

Back to the Renaissance Product Reviews Message Board

Back to the Blogs of War Message Board

Back to the English Civil War Message Board

Areas of Interest


Featured Hobby News Article

Featured Link

Top-Rated Ruleset

Tactica Medieval Rulebook

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

Featured Showcase Article

Battle-Market: Tannenberg 1410

The Editor tries out a boardgame - yes, a boardgame - from battle-market magazine.

Featured Profile Article

Report from Bayou Wars 2006

The Editor heads for Vicksburg...

1,021 hits since 10 Mar 2023
©1994-2023 Bill Armintrout
Comments or corrections?

KeepYourPowderDry10 Mar 2023 2:57 a.m. PST

Snow day here in Derbyshire, and I am trying not to spend mountains of cash on the internet.

Having seen some beautifully painted Epic P&S figures where the detail has been misinterpreted, here's a bonus post explaining what all the dangly bits are (for those of you new to the period). Hope it helps


Personal logo Mister Tibbles Supporting Member of TMP10 Mar 2023 6:18 a.m. PST

I very useful guide regardless of figures being used. thumbs up

Son of MOOG10 Mar 2023 7:11 a.m. PST

Very interesting. Thank you for that.

Shagnasty Supporting Member of TMP10 Mar 2023 10:56 a.m. PST

Yes, I was surprised at the generally correct detail provided.
I'd expected much simpler figures.

Deucey Supporting Member of TMP10 Mar 2023 5:18 p.m. PST

I think I know what my dangly bits are for!

takeda33310 Mar 2023 5:27 p.m. PST

Thank you, very informative!

KeepYourPowderDry10 Mar 2023 11:49 p.m. PST

Glad to hear that it was useful.

They do have a good amount of detail on the figures, nice and crisp sculpting. And more importantly that detail translate nicely in to finished figures. I can see why the whole Epic concept is popular. Of course I can also see why Epic doesn't appeal to many. After having painted a few of the strips I now see massive spaces between my regular based 15mm figures.

My whole reason for this blog entry was seeing some images of the strips painted for Wargames Illustrated. If I am painting up a new range of figures and I am not sure what a piece of equipment is I reach for Google – how have others painted it? As much as I enjoy painting I must confess that I am glad when I finish – to find out that I have to go back and correct mistakes is very annoying (I've had to do this a few times, having taken my inspiration from what I thought were reliable sources). I would just like to try and save others from falling into that trap, particularly if they are new to a period and don't have a knowledge base to question such things.

King Monkey11 Mar 2023 3:25 a.m. PST

Very informative, good work.

mysteron Supporting Member of TMP11 Mar 2023 1:35 p.m. PST

Great stuff thanks mate . Ill be referring to this before I start painting the first batch

14Bore12 Mar 2023 7:39 a.m. PST

Now do other periods

Sorry - only verified members can post on the forums.