I have been watching with growing interest the exploits of several blogs and their use of 54mm figures - Alan at The Duchy Of Tradgarland http://tradgardland.blogspot.com/and Ross at https://gameofmonth.blogspot.com/. I have a moderate collection of 54mm figures - mainly homecast from Prince August toy soldier molds . These have been use only a few times a lack of terrain and rules being the problem .
Monday 26 October 2020
Hold that Bandwagon - I want to climb aboard !
However with the advent of 'A Gentlemans War' rules I think there is a case for getting them on the tabletop .
My armies were designed for a set of rules 'Funny Little Wars' which never really caught on . The are 'Red' Army (British) and 'Black Army' (German) they will take a bit of reorganisation and the casting up of a few more figures but I think I have enough for a couple of gameable armies .
No NOT a urine sample ! - but a damaged hollow cast cavalryman who will be turned into a mounted 'Black' Army Officer once he has emerged from his overnight bath of Dettol . In 50 years of painting I have never stripped a figure of old paint so I await the results with interest .
The Label for this post is '54mm Madness' - this comes from a comment many years ago by my wargaming collegue 'A' who referred to my dabblings in larger scale figures as my "54mm madness" *
*I suspect following current trends he will say he 'miss spoke' or cry 'fake news'