As I mentioned in my last post I was most pleased to receive a very, very early birthday present from my wife in the form of some 18mm Peninsular War figures from Wofun games. I’ve talked about Peter Dennis and his paper soldiers quite often and how I thought for those people who don’t like painting or want to try other periods without adding to the lead mountain then I felt it was a good solution.
The Wofun pieces do one step further and produce a lot of Peter’s pieces on plexiglass, in both 18mm and 28mm.
I’m not going to do a full product review as I’m sure you will find some on YouTube. However first impressions are that the pieces come well packed and boxed, the artwork as you’d expect is great and it doesn’t take long before you can punch the pieces out and start basing.
You don’t have to buy the pre.coloured pre.cut bases but I didn’t want to mess on
So this is a British unit as is based out the box. A few colleagues have already bought in to these, some use as they are others aren’t keen on the plexiglass edge and that it can reflect light. I wanted to try a couple of options, first I used some armypainter strong tone ink on a base and the one I plumped for was a brown Pigma brush pen.
So from left to right is untreated, pigma brush and army painter.
I also decided I didn’t like the gaps in the slots so a very thin coat of pva, sand and ink dry brush and I fell they got loads better.
The bottom photo is two bases of Dutch grenadiers to compare the effect of the edging.
You can buy British regiments in white cuffs allowing you to add colours for regiments they don’t do, likewise the French Dragoons all have white facings allowing you to create regiments as you wish.
Ok so what aren’t I keen on - the cannon (no photos yet) I’m not keen on the barrels but I’ve ordered some brass ones which are cheap to replace. Whilst you get French and British limber teams from what I can see you only get a British limber! I may be wrong. But to be fair these are fairly minor quibble.
I’m definitely convinced that if the butterfly takes a hold again rather than invest in new metal I will be buying these chaps.
They will never replace 3d gaming figures for sure but they offer so many solutions they should be given serious consideration.