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Personal logo FlyXwire Supporting Member of TMP19 Mar 2023 10:17 a.m. PST


I painted these Minifigs Hoplites way back in the late 1970's. They were based originally for playing with Al Margolis' Legion rules.

After playing with them just a few times, these and the rest of my 15mm Greek army was put away, ultimately for almost 50 years now. This weekend I pulled them out from their tomb, and decided to do a remounting of the collection (the first stands completed my Spartans here).

Since I recently found a rule set on Wargame Vault called Wars Ancient, by Mario Magni, that look very interesting, and should scale well with this old collection, it's been an idea to resurrect these old Minifigs, and make up for some very long, lost time!

Legionarius19 Mar 2023 11:12 a.m. PST

Bravo! There are few things as satisfying as resurrecting old warriors to fight again. May I suggest the To the Strongest Rules as another possibility. They are my favorite ancients rules and they may be used with any basing you prefer.
Have fun!

Perris070719 Mar 2023 11:37 a.m. PST

I find the old miniatures have a certain charm to them. Nicely done sir.

Personal logo 20thmaine Supporting Member of TMP19 Mar 2023 12:51 p.m. PST

They look great – and agree the older style figures do have a look all their own. In some ways I prefer it for big battles rather than the more modern "full of character" figures which can make regiments look like a skirmishing platoon.

Personal logo FlyXwire Supporting Member of TMP19 Mar 2023 3:21 p.m. PST

Thank you Guys, and I'm feelin' even better now about getting these old figs ready for action.


Gray Bear19 Mar 2023 8:29 p.m. PST

Very nicely painted. They bring back pleasant memories.

79thPA Supporting Member of TMP20 Mar 2023 5:34 a.m. PST

Excellent work. I have a soft spot for old figures as well.

Bashytubits21 Mar 2023 6:30 a.m. PST

Oh yeah, the boys are back in town.

YouTube link

Swampster21 Mar 2023 9:25 a.m. PST

Great looking figures. Very impressed that the spears have survived so long.

Personal logo FlyXwire Supporting Member of TMP21 Mar 2023 11:09 a.m. PST

Gray Bear, and 79thPA, thanks for those kind words.

Bashy…..enjoyed the music video very much! :)))

Hey, Swampster they stayed in such good shape because I never played with them hardly, but they're getting some "bucket list" attention now!

Got the Thebans re-based yesterday (looks like I didn't spend as much time on these, and got tired of painting shields and horsehair). :)))

Rdfraf Supporting Member of TMP22 Mar 2023 7:10 a.m. PST

Very nice! My I have an old hidden 15mm Greek army by Peter Laing somewhere

Desert Fox22 Mar 2023 7:47 p.m. PST

Really like 15mm Minifigs range of figures. I wish they were still available in the States.

Riothamus15 Apr 2023 11:03 a.m. PST


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