Paper buildings for the Jacobite Rebellion

To complete my paper armies for the Jacobite Rebellion, I’ve put together some of the lovely Scottish buildings that are included in Peter Dennis’ book Battle for Britain: Wargame the Jacobite ’45. Whilst the figures in Peter’s books are flats, the buildings are fully 3D. Firstly, here’s a hamlet of four typical turf, stone and thatch … Continue reading Paper buildings for the Jacobite Rebellion

So this is what paper soldiers look like en masse?

I’ve finally finished enough of the Paperboys figures to set up both sides to recreate a battle of the Jacobite Rebellion of 1745/6 – often simply referred to as ‘The 45’. Today I took advantage of the nice weather to set them up outside for a photo-shoot. I’ve reviewed these 28mm Paperboys figures previously. As units, … Continue reading So this is what paper soldiers look like en masse?

Five large 28mm regiments in eight days

Yes, in just eight days I have produced five full units in my experiment with Peter Dennis’s wonderful paper soldiers. My British army already has three large units, and my Jacobites are well underway with two units. That’s less than two days per unit, from start to finish, including basing. With any other project using … Continue reading Five large 28mm regiments in eight days

Paper Highlanders for “The ’45”

My paper armies have doubled in two days, with the first Highlander unit to face the regiment of British troops I made up earlier in the week. This Paperboys unit was begun from scratch yesterday, and completed tonight (around 100 x 28mm figures!). I even had time to make up command stands for Bonnie Prince … Continue reading Paper Highlanders for “The ’45”

Four hours to make a 112-figure regiment in 28mm!

Yep, just somewhere between three and four hours to complete a regiment of 112 figures,  from go to whoa, including flags and basing! I posted last week that I was going to try out some of Peter Dennis’s paper figures for a change from my usual metal. This 28mm British regiment was my first attempt, … Continue reading Four hours to make a 112-figure regiment in 28mm!

I’m going to try out paper soldiers

I’ve decided to try something different – paper armies! For the last couple of years I’ve been keeping my eye on the rapidly growing range of books that Peter Dennis has been pumping out, each one covering a different campaign using 2D paper soldiers and scenery. After having enjoyed so much making some Dutch houses … Continue reading I’m going to try out paper soldiers