Tuesday, 16 August 2011

My collection of 25/28mm Napoleonic wargames figures

Before I went on my recent cruise I had begun the process of tidying up my toy/wargames room, and today it seemed like a good idea to look at rationalising my figure collection. I began by opening the storage draws where I have been storing my collection of 25/28mm Napoleonic wargames figures ... and then things came to a grinding halt. The mistake I made was to think that it would be a good idea to empty each of the draws to see what was there ... and then I thought it would be a good idea to take some photographs of my collection ... and by the time I had done that, the afternoon was nearly over!

So here is my collection of 25/28mm Napoleonic wargames figures, starting with the French ...



... then the British (actually the Anglo-Dutch-Belgian-Brunswick Army) ...



... and finally, the Prussians.



Having got all these figures out of their storage boxes, it seems a pity to just put them back. I have an idea forming in the back of my mind ... but for the moment I must return them to their boxes.

PS. These figures were all acquired from Del Prado; they were included with a part-work magazine about the Napoleonic Wars in general, and the Battle of Waterloo in particular.

6 comments:

  1. I had no idea you owned these chaps in such profusion!

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  2. Tim Gow,

    Frankly, neither did I!

    Now that I have realise what an asset I have, I am definitely going to have to use them somehow.

    Watch this space ... and think South American Independence ... Viva Cordeguay Libre!

    All the best,

    Bob

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  3. Bob,

    Some work has been done (publically at least by Ross Mac) on doing a variant of your portable rules for the 18th/early 19th C. I would think your figures could be used for that, putting maybe 3 infantry or 2 cavalry or a gun in a square (or hex). They would also work for TableTop Battles on the same basis.

    Gosh, talking about toy soldiers rather than hooligans is a lot more fun!

    Best regards,

    Chris

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  4. Didn't realise Del Prado did 28mm figures - look good !.

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  5. Chris,

    It is almost as if you have been reading my mind!

    I have already cut out the bases and intend to glue the figures to them tomorrow morning. Once that is done, wargaming can begin!

    All the best,

    Bob

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  6. Mosstrooper,

    Del Prado published the part-work series some five or six years ago. The figures still come up for sale on eBay every so often. I had hoped that Del Prado would either repeat the series of magazines and figures or bring out another compatible series. Such a series was released in Europe (it covered the Austerlitz campaign) but it was never published in the UK.

    All the best,

    Bob

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