Wednesday, 2 September 2009
Wargames Foundry Franco Prussian War Painting Guide
I wasn't quite sure whether to post this here or over on The Old Metal Detector blog. It also seems a little odd to think of Wargames Foundry being in any way to do with Vintage Wargaming, really being the start of the "modern style" metal figure and the creep to 28mm.
One of my favourite ranges of all time was/is the Wargames Foundry 25mm Franco Prussian War one, introduced some time in the 80s I think. They caught my eye in photos illustrating articles in Wargames Illustrated, and because of a rather nice painted unit of Turcos in the window of the small wargames shop that used to be near Kings Cross Station.
These two pages are true ephemera - interesting and useful paper based materials which are unlikely to survive. If you are thinking of trying to match the colours to the Foundry Paint System then don't bother - these colours are from a much earlier range of acrylic paints.