Post by oldman on Jun 10, 2020 6:54:54 GMT
I have been wargaming for many years, I started my first and only collection of 15mm Napoleonic armies back in the early 80's, mainly French and British from Revolutionary to Waterloo with a small decent reference library to match. As long with a nice size table top (12 x 4ft). This table had seen many weekly skirmishes, battles from Ancients to naval iron-clads to WWII bomber operations to futuristic space opera. My mates and I have many interests along many lines but Napoleonic warfare remained my passion, not for the fancy uniforms but for the tactical and strategic movement on a field of battle that is small enough to have everything deployed.
Sadly around eight years ago we (wife and I) had to move out of the area I grew up in and moved to a new (much smaller) home and sacrifices had to be made. Gone goes the table, condensed the library. Figures go into storage (into a cupboard). 15mm's and no space to deploy them. Days grew dark. Only got to see my mates once in a blue moon. Dark Days grew longer.
Joined a wargaming club, new area, new club, new life. Unfortunately that club wasn't for me and I decided to leave. So I started to look around for alternatives and found 2mm Irregulars. I ordered a batch after some research.
Got the figures and wow tiny. Painting is not my thing so I asked a couple of mates to paint them and they done an extraordinary job (faces, backpacks, muskets, cross-belts and the Cavalry amazing) for the size. However, the quality of the moulds/figures was not good. Still I based them. However, buildings in scale were nowhere to be found and I thought I might have to resort to making them out of wood. Then by chance I found FMS and decided after a couple of weeks to order a selection of buildings (around 50-70). They arrived two days ago and I am very impressed with them. I spent yesterday painting them and today I am going to base some of them. A couple of Hamlets to start with.