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Frontline Report: Painting for Waterloo Replayed!

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We’ve been hard at work to get our two battalions of 95th riflemen together for Waterloo Replayed: The Great Game next year. This involves something like 150 individually based riflemen, a gargantuan task for our HQ store team, so we’re going to need a little bit of help!

We need you to come down to our store and paint some miniatures for us! You’ll be contributing to a wonderful cause, and get the opportunity to become one of our battalion’s Chosen Men!

Will, one of our brilliant volunteers, has written a painting guide for everyone to follow. He’s an expert on all things green-jacketed and has produced articles on them for us in the past.

All you’ll need is a bit of enthusiasm, and we can supply the rest. Just give the store a call and they’ll have everything ready for you.

Painting the 95th Rifles

Step 1 & 2:

Prime your models with Army Painter Matt Black Primer, then spray with Army Painter Angel Green spray. We’ll have these steps completed for you if you come into the store to paint some riflemen.

Step 3:

Paint all the flesh using Army Painter Barbarian Flesh

Step 4:

Paint the rifle stock with Model Colour Flat Brown.

Step 5:

Paint the shako,facings, shoes, ammunition pouch, bayonet scabbard and rifle sling with Model Colour Black.


Step 6:

Paint the hair and canteen strap with Model Colour German Camo Medium Brown. 

Step 7:

Paint the cap badge, bayonet and rifle barrel with Army Painter Gun Metal, then paint the scabbard tip, bayonet hilt and rifle butt in Model Colour Bronze.

Step 8

Paint the satchel in Army Painter Skeleton Bone, then paint the canteen with Army Painter Wolf Grey.

Step 9:

Paint all the piping with Model Colour White.

Step 10:

Wash the whole model with Army Painter Strong Tone.

Take part in the world’s largest wargame!

Next summer, Warlord Games will be involved in the largest tabletop wargame ever, as part of the Waterloo Replayed project. Collecting together over 20,000 28mm miniatures, the event seeks to recreate Napoleon’s final battle using our excellent Black Powder ruleset.


This is a one-off event in June 2019 in support of the charity – Waterloo Uncovered – which will set
a world record for the largest ever historical wargame in 28mm.
An application has been made to Guinness World Records to make this official.

The game will take place on the 15th and 16th June 2019 at University of Glasgow, Kelvin Gallery, using the award-winning Black ‘Powder rules. The Great Game is running in support of the Waterloo Uncovered charity that Warlord Games has been pleased to help since the Waterloo bicentenary.

We will also be helping to put on demonstration and participation games of battles in the British Isles, from the Roman Invasion of Britain through to the Battle of Britain.

The team at The Great Game are keen to get volunteers and gamers involved in their record-breaking attempt. Please contact The Great Game directly if you would like to get involved or offer your support –

Join the British Line at the Battle of Waterloo!


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Tom Mecredy
Tom spends most of his time buying books and painting miniatures. He enjoys putting animals on the bases of his miniatures and half-finishing side projects. Some say that he lives in a tower on top of some windswept northern hill with his wife and cow-patterned cat, Spaghetti.