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.