Thursday, 2 April 2015

Waterloo on the cheap?

Recent discussion with Funny Little Wars creator Mr PW led to a hare-brained idea for a 200th anniversary Waterloo game.  Using - of course - 54mm toy soldiers.  This wasn't something I wanted to devour a huge proportion of the defence budget so I was pleased to remember the 'Supreme' range of pre-painted figures. A visit was swiftly arranged to the premises of Tiger Hobbies * where owner Gary sorted me out with a box of figures.
 Some sorting out later it turned out that I had enough infantry for five 16-figure French battalions and the same for Brits.  The cavalry numbers ran to four 10-figure regiments a side plus plenty of spares for command units.
 The figures all have basic paintwork - which I may improve upon if time and inclination allows.  As they were packed tightly in bags a degree of warping had occurred but the hot water/cold water treatment soon sorted that out.
 So far I have sorted the figures for four battalions.  They have been based on my usual mdf 30x40mm bases - stuck down with PVA.

* But please don't try his patience by dropping in - it's basically a trade warehouse!


Robert (Bob) Cordery said...

I had no idea that these figures existed ... and even if they are not display-quality figures they are ideal for FLW.

Do they do other pre-painted ranges (e.g ACW) and artillery?

All the best,


PS. Will you be bringing these figures to COW?

Tim Gow said...

Bob Cordery
Only Romans and some medievally types. If they did ACW it would have been a much more expensive shopping trip....

Geordie an Exiled FoG said...

Can the scale creep get any bigger?

1/16th perhaps? With moving parts?

You know I am just envious ;)