Friday, 10 August 2012

1/32 SYW and some re basing

For a while now I have been wanting to paint some 1/32 -54mm SYW figures up for some Old School gaming.  With HAT now having the command figures available I decided to pick up a couple of boxes of the figures.   

I have never painted figures this size before so I decided to have a trial go on 6 of the infantry marching figures.  I decided to base them on the Saxon army as they used Prussian style uniforms and  I wanted them in white. 

Here a few shots of the finished (unbased figures) posing in my front garden as the weather is good today.  




We have also starting using the excellent rules Maurice rules and are now embarked on a campaign (2nd game tonight) using my 28mm collection.  I built this collection some 12 years ago so I decided to give my Prussian Infantry a fresh coat of blue and revamped the bases.  The flags are home drawn using MS paint. They are here if you want some

http://ilkleyoldschool.blogspot.co.uk/2010/04/flags-of-seven-years-war.html 



And finally I have been playing around with Magnetic basing with my OS Charge figures using penny washers and magnetic sheet. Show here are some Minden figures. One of the advantages of using washers is that if you different ranges (I have Minden, Spencer Smith , Minot, RSM95 and Jacdaw figures) is that the with washers you get a nice uniform base size. 


6 comments:

Bluebear Jeff said...

Looks good, sir. Let the "garden wars" begin.


-- Jeff

tidders said...

The 1/32 chaps looks great; I have thought of buying some of the HAT figures - so far have resisted the temptation :)

-- Allan

Corporal_Trim said...

Very good start, Mark.

I've been tempted by these as well. I have a few of the Barzso F&I War British and French but they suffer from the same problem as AIP: too many different poses in a box. Whereas with the HaT Prussians, it won't take many boxes of the marching poses (plus one command figure box) to make a battalion.

Too bad there are no Austrians.

Regards,
Steve

Mosstrooper said...

Oh dear am tempted by these 54mm figs - I must resist !

Rob Dean said...

Me too...I stared at them for quite a while online before deciding that it would make no sense at all to add tricornes not compatible with either of my two mutually incompatible tricorne era projects....

Yours look good.

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