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  • #25715
    curlerman
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    Having spotted the write up in “miniature Wargames”  on these figures from “commission figurines”, I thought I would add my viewpoint here. I have been using these laser cut 6mm figures almost since CF started experimenting with them after seeing some on a forum somewhere. I sampled a few, liked them, was impressed with the price  (remember much of my figure gaming was done with haircurler armies ) and decided to build multi corps armies for the 1809 wars in Southern Germany and Italy. I now have a large collection of there figures and am delighted with the appearance and the economic advantages of using them. I agree with most of the comments in mini wargs  but feel the comments re throw away armies is devaluing the effort a little. No they don’t have the level of detail of metal figures but at arm’s length is that really important? They are size compatible with Baccus and Adler and I happily mix them on the wargames table. Although the bulk of my figures are now MDF, I do use Adler personalities and some limber riders often on the same base.. I include a picture of a cavalry corps (based for snappy nappy) for your consideration and you can see many more pics of  the figures and games we played with them on my blog at http://flownlegions.blogspot.com.es/ I should have also said I have no connection with “commision figurines” accept as a satisfied customer who wants to see the project go forward.

     

    grouchy's cavalry in italy

     

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    #25719
    Mike
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    Blimey they are quite good!

    😀

    aaaah It is you!
    I recognise that name you do some unusual but cool stuff.

    #25721

    I REALLY like these. Even though I am now into 2 and 3 mm Napoleonics, I might give these a go.

    We get slapped around, but we have a good time!

    #25724

    Loved your curler armies, btw! They were a big inspiration to me back when I was getting into the picoscales.

    I have a question about these figs: how are they packed? Do the come in a flat pack, say, that can be sent through the regular mail in a letter envelope?

    I ask because shipping to Brazil is currently being disrupted: it is taking 77 days to get packages through customs. Regular old snail mail, however, seems unaffected.

    So what would you think the feasibility is of shipping these figs via the mails, say ten packs to a regular letter envelope?

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    #25726
    curlerman
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    Loved your curler armies, btw! They were a big inspiration to me back when I was getting into the picoscales. I have a question about these figs: how are they packed? Do the come in a flat pack, say, that can be sent through the regular mail in a letter envelope? I ask because shipping to Brazil is currently being disrupted: it is taking 77 days to get packages through customs. Regular old snail mail, however, seems unaffected. So what would you think the feasibility is of shipping these figs via the mails, say ten packs to a regular letter envelope?

    The figures are sold in small zip locks and depending on the size of the order he sends them in a brown flat envelope. They sell in packs of 96 inf or 36 cavalry for 2 gbp (I think) Walt of “commission figurines” is a really nice bloke if you drop him an e mail he will be only to pleased to discuss possibilities of shipping. The curler armies still get regular outings but the curlers I used are sadly no longer generally available which is why the MDF figs really appealed to me. If you mail Walt he may take a few days to answer due to work load but its time not him that’s the reason!

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    #25742

    Thanks! I am going to drop him a line!

    One more question, if you don’t mind: what are the frontage and depth dimensions on these figures? I need to figure out how many to buy to build units.

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    #25745
    curlerman
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    for infantry I use 40mm x 20mm . On a 40 mm frontage and 20mm depth you can fit 7 figures 3 ranks deep

    For cavalry I use 40mm x 40mm you can fit 6 wide in 2 ranks you can fit 7 wide but its very cramped and if you mix with say adler they look a bit odd. Hope this helps

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    #25751

    Yes, that is very helpful! Do you think it would be possible to base four figures wide on 20mm?

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    #25753
    General Slade
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    Hi curlerman,

    I hadn’t heard of these before but I checked out the pictures on your website and they really do look remarkably good.  I wouldn’t have thought it possible to make such finely-detailed figures from wood.  To my eye they look better proportioned than Adler and Baccus (they don’t suffer from big head syndrome).  I love the paint jobs you have done as well.  Inspiring.

    #25754
    curlerman
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    Yes, that is very helpful! Do you think it would be possible to base four figures wide on 20mm?

     

    Well you could yes but I think you would have cut the joining web and stick the figures to the base individually.

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    #25755
    curlerman
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    Blimey they are quite good! :D aaaah It is you! I recognise that name you do some unusual but cool stuff.

     

    heheh yes tis me the guy who plays with curlers, matchsticks and cardboard armies. I returned to metal figures about 2 years ago when the hair rollers became almost impossible to find. That’s why I found the MDF figures hard to resist. Although they don’t have the detail of the metal figures and are semi flat they do have a charm all of their own.

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    #25767

    This stuff is soooooo. compelling. Then I’d have 3mm napoleonics, 2mm napoelonics AND 6mm napoleonics.

    However, it is cheap! I could use these to make a porta-game along the lines of what I am currently doing for Maurice. 24 figure infantry battalions and 12 figure regiments for Black Powder using centimeter scale.

    With these sorts of solutions (6mm MDF, 3mm metals), it is no hassle at all to make an impulse purchase! 20 packs at forty pounds…?

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