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42(ish)mm late 19th C British

PostPosted: Thu Jan 04, 2018 12:34 am
by GarrisonMiniatures
I am, in wargames terms, a grasshopper. I keep wanting to buy new figures in different scales and periods - even if they don't actually get painted. My latest 'urge' is to look for figures that are basically 1899 British Home Service types that could go with, say, 1870 Franco-Prussian War figures (like the Irregular Miniatures ones) and allow me to game a toy soldier type of 'Britain invaded' games. The wanted figures are roughly like the ones illustrated here https://easterngarrison.blogspot.co.uk/ ... age_8.html

Quite simply, can't find any. Lots of Brits fighting Zulus or Boers, nothing suitable for Home Service ...

So, anyone here know of a UK manufacturer of reasonably priced toy soldier type 42mm British Home Service figures?

Thanks.

Rob

Re: 42(ish)mm late 19th C British

PostPosted: Thu Jan 04, 2018 12:34 pm
by black hat miniatures
Rob,

The best source of 42mm Home Service are Shiny Toy Soldiers / Little Britons from Spencer Smith:

http://www.spencersmithminiatures.co.uk ... llery.html

Mike

Re: 42(ish)mm late 19th C British

PostPosted: Thu Jan 04, 2018 7:50 pm
by GarrisonMiniatures
Thanks Mike - I didn't realise they were 42mm, thought they were 30mm...

Re: 42(ish)mm late 19th C British

PostPosted: Thu Jan 04, 2018 11:18 pm
by GarrisonMiniatures
And initial order placed.

Re: 42(ish)mm late 19th C British

PostPosted: Sat Jan 06, 2018 2:37 am
by Essex Boy
Rob,

The Irregular Miniatures artillery/guns are very good. The Shiny Toy Soldiers and Little Britons ranges are great but did lack a decent gun......did, I don't know if they still do.

Iain

Re: 42(ish)mm late 19th C British

PostPosted: Sat Jan 06, 2018 10:11 pm
by GarrisonMiniatures
Hi Iain

Irregular Really Useful Guns will provide all my guns - it's a very good range and I've used the 15/20mm ones in the past.

Re: 42(ish)mm late 19th C British

PostPosted: Sat Jan 13, 2018 3:48 pm
by GarrisonMiniatures
Figures have arrived, current projects nearly completed - a couple of Cyrus the Great era warwagons, then finish off a general's chariot, - then I'll get started on these.