We start the first HELMET Soldiers Blog with three photos from a garden, front drive actually, wargame held on one of the last Sundays of the Summer. The (somewhat) outlandish scenario was a small Russo/Austrian force was retreating to the coast where they would be rescued by elements of the Royal Navy assisted by a detachment of Marines. The French were in hot pursuit and, using our simple rules the usual carnage ensued, good fun though and some excellent pictures courtesy of my 17 year old son, who also commanded, successfully as usual, the Allies.
I intend to add items to this Blog at what will probably be irregular intervals. It is not meant to be an advert for HELMET Soldiers, http://www.helmetsoldiers.co.uk/ although inevitably some of the figures and conversions will be from our product range. I hope the Blog will be about painting and converting toy soldiers in 1:32 or 54mm if you prefer. By definition, a lot of the posts will be based around the 1800 to 1815 period, but I do have interests outside of that timframe and some of the updates will reflect that.
So to the pictures, the first show French Old Guard Grenadiers, these are amix of metal and plastic from Irregular Miniatures for the metals and Aifix and Armies in plastic for, guess what? There's quite a lot of conversion work involved to bring the plastics up to the same appearance as their metal comerades.
The second photo shows part of a squadron of Russian Dragoons. These are our figures in a pretty much straight up and down simple uniform.
Lastly I show a Russian infantry square some AIP 1812 period figures and some Grenadiers of around 1805. The basic models are I think Russian made and now difficult to get hold of, nice though they are the poses are quite limited so they are, once again, a fair proportion of heavily converted chaps in amoungst the rest.
So that's it for the moment, short and sweet, next time I'll cover something a little different, thanks for looking.