A sub-project

As part of my wargaming projects to display the “battles of my youth” in my role as a pensioner of les Invalides in 1815 and to replay all the battles of the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars on the tabletop I need more infantry.  I already have all the troops created as printed paper overlays on wooden blocks, but I want to create “lead” playing pieces.

My models do not need a great deal of detail.  They are to be toy soldier style as red army and blue army.  I am using Irregular Miniatures 6mm figures.  These infantry are no longer in the catalogue but Ian Kay still has the moulds and is kindly supplying me with the old castings.  I have to cut the bases down from nominal 21mm wide (but in reality frequently more) to fit a 20mm square metal base.

I have about 500 figures to paint for my next battle.  They have been spray painted with white undercoat and a few have their shakos painted.

My Pseudo-Napoleonic infantry waiting for their uniforms.
My Pseudo-Napoleonic infantry waiting for their uniforms.

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General Whiskers

Wargaming butterfly (mainly solo), unpainted model figure amasser, and Historical Re-enactor of the black powder era.

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