Back in June 2008 I posted this article about my first 40mm Peninsular War figures onto the now defunct Kapiti Fusiliers website. For your viewing pleasure, here is that article again, as the latest in my series of resurrected articles from the old Kapiti Fusiliers website.
For those of my readers who are not so familiar with the hobby of wargaming, 40mm figures are seen by gamers as somewhat unusual in that they are much larger than the more commonly used 28mm or smaller figures.
40mm Perry Napoleonic figures
Perry Miniatures have a very attractive range of 40mm Peninsular War figures. Fusilier Roly Hermans has painted his first few British and French figures for a future skirmish gaming project.
Postscript, July 2013: As mentioned, the above article first published in 2008. Since then I’ve added a few more figures to the collection (including some rather more Sharpe-ish figures) by the Honourable Lead Boilersuit Company, Sash and Saber, and Trident Miniatures. I’ll try to photograph these over the next few days and show them in another posting.
But, sad to say, I’ve never really gotten any further than one test game to actually using my 40mm figures. This is partly because I made a mistake in glueing them onto such light plastic bases, as the added height and weight of 40mm figures make them too top-heavy, and they fall over at the drop of a hat.
But even though they haven’t been gamed with, I enjoy the look of these figures, and they form a treasured part of my overall model soldier collection.