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  • #35763
    Altius
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    A friend of mine asked me to paint a chess set for him. He’s got a preference for a medieval theme, so I thought I might use 28mm figures and put them on some nice plinths.

    I’m currently digging around the Internet to find which figures would work best, but I thought I’d ask all of you if you have any recommendations. The figures on each side should all have the same pose, which is no longer in vogue for most war gamers. Some of the figures (queens, bishops, rooks) are a bit problematic.

    Where there is fire, we will carry gasoline

    #35764
    Mike
    Keymaster

    Are Thunderbolt Mountain still about these days?

    Or Maybe some Mithril LOTR ones?

    #35813
    willz
    Participant

    Altius, I made a chess set for my brother 25 years ago using Grenadier models medieval range of figures.  I glued them on draught / checkers pieces.

    The bishop was a particularly nice figure (I think they sell the figure individually if you ask them).

    Here is the link to the firm who produces them now.http://www.mirliton.it/index.php?cName=fantasy-2528mm-humans

     

     

    #35846
    Lagartija Mike
    Spectator

    Dont worry about uniformity, if you want obvious signifier pieces like “bishop” etc..reflect it in the paint job. Find a fun, lurid theme like the Albigensian Crusades..or do Peter the Hermit’s squalid pilgrim army against the opulent Turks.

    #35849
    willz
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    They do sell bishops individually http://www.mirliton.it/advanced_search_result.php?keywords=bishop&osCsid=4876n6cnlo5osvhnu4nllftp83&x=6&y=11

    These would make good chess pieces http://www.mirliton.it/index.php?cName=historical-2528mm-medieval

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