Monday, 26 May 2014

Drum Roll Please...

My "Sharpe - est" wargames unit to date.

Here is what I consider to be the best wargames unit I have ever produced. As I said on my last post they were animated and painted for another collector who changed his mind with them and gave them back. The yellow facings and Rifles officer were an idea which appealed to him. Well, I am an Essex lad!

I have now re-based them and brought the numbers up to make a 36 man unit ready for Black Powder (or similar) rules.

The figures are from the old Pax Britannica (now RSM95 range) 20mm range - the rank and file figures started off as a pose "British infantry advancing", but they animate splendidly with a little cutting and twisting.

I have gone a bit picture heavy for a single unit with this post but as they are my "bestest ever unit", they deserve to be shown off!

Slight change of plan with the next few posts - now they will be the ACW in 10 & 20mm scales. 

RSM95 20mm figures animated, painted and re-based from 2012-2014!
Cannot rush these fellows!


  1. That is a superb unit, wonderfully animated.

  2. Absolutely stunning! The 44th (East Essex) Regiment per chance? These look every bit as good as Peter GIlder's early 20mm figures 40 or so years ago. Lovely presentation.

    Best Regards,


  3. Beautiful - now that is *proper* conversion work!


  4. They are gorgeous! Would have loved to have had those when I was trying to do the Peninsular in 20mm plastics!

  5. Very nicely done indeed, Matt.

    Best wishes


  6. Excellent job. Pax Britanica were lovely figures.

  7. What do you mean by "animated"? What do you do to animate them?

    Beautiful job, by the way.

  8. How do the RSM95s match up against ABs?

  9. Glad you like them. By animate I mean a little bending of arms/legs/heads as the infantryman comes in one basic pose (the figure in the front rank closest to the camera is the unaltered pose).

    As far as comparison to AB, these figures are the same size as the old Airfix range so are a little big. Hold an Airfix Highlander against an AB for example and you will see. Regards, Matt