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Tuesday, 19 September 2017

Peninsular Warriors 3 - Warrior Miniatures 25mm Napoleonic French Voltigeurs

I bought these figures unpainted on ebay for £2 - they needed a good home. I am pleased with the way they look after a spot of paint has been applied. The ebay lot included four Hinchliffe French and a Warrior Cuirassier. The mounted general in the picture is from my original 1980s collection:


  1. These have a great deal of appeal actually. I've known about Warrior since my beginnings in the hobby, but have never seen any of their Napoleonics in the flesh as it were.

    Best Regards,


  2. I think a big part of anyone's wargaming is the aesthetics of the thing - what appeals to you and how you want things to look. Warrior Napoleonics are so distinctive that personally I don't find they go with other 25mm figures and I don't think I could cope with two armies all in that pose. Stylised can be good - I am quite fond of Rose 20mm Napoleonics for that reason, and I feel they mix much better with eg Hinton Hunt and Minifigs 20mm/Alberken, also I probably could cope with armies of the things. So if I say for those that like that sort of thing, that is the sort of thing they like I am not doing them down, just saying I don't share this particular aesthetic. And of course painting makes a tremendous difference.

    1. I think Vintage Wargaming makes a very fair point, in that these Warrior figures do have a very distinctive style and I fully agree that they do not blend in well with other brands of 'old school' figures. This is probably why my Warrior Napoleonic have sat in their box unused since I painted them in the 1980s.

      My preferred manufacturer for the Napoleonic period would be Minifigs S Range, which make up the bulk of my 1815 era armies. This is why I have used my old Warrior figures in a stand alone period, namely the Peninsular War.

      I saw pictures of an old school wargame which used a Napoleonic Russian army versus a French allied force made entirely from Warrior figures, which gave me the incentive to dig out my old Warrior figures and to acquire the Spanish.