Friday, 13 June 2014

Wargaming Sacrilege ?.

Originally posted on the 17/06/12

Been casting up some more 40mm SYW  using Prince August molds and whilst rummaging around my wargaming storage area (that sounds rather grand - actually a bunch of old cardboard boxes ) I came across 3 bags of Old Glory 15mm Napoleonics . I must have had these about 10 years and I think my original plan was to replace my then 15mm army with Old Glory - but as I have sold my 15mm armies I have no use for them, so I thought should I melt them down ?. My wargaming colleague 'A' was somewhat alarmed at this deliberate vandalism of perfectly good figures and I must admit it was a bit strange tipping them into the melting pot , but I rationalised this with the idea that they are finally being used - if in a rather different form . Having broken this taboo I have started scouring my lead mountain for other figures that can be cannibalised . Below some of the fruits of my labours.


  1. Recycling/upcycling is a good thing- go for it!

  2. Excellent idea, with the price of metal as it is.

  3. Rebadging is an old military tradition. My only concern is that somebrittle figures don't always recast well. Trial and error, go for it.