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Can you help?

I am after a couple of figures, but don't really need to buy the whole pack the figures come in.

 So, I thought I would appeal to my handful of readers to see if anyone can help out.

I am after the following figure from the Artizan Designs "SWW201 - Italian Command"

And these two figures from the Copplestone Castings BC19 Female Archaeologists pack:

If anyone is able to help, I am happy to negotiate a price, or even swap for something from my lead pile: please leave a comment in the comments section and a way for me to get in touch with you.

Thanks for taking the time to read this community announcement.


I have a number of Samurai/Ninja/Warrior Monk figures and I have always wanted to play games in set in the Edo period with some mythological elements thrown in.

 I was able to get some Kappa from the UK, but I have really wanted a Tengu figure.

 Well, a company called Footsore Miniatures is releasing a 32mm Tengu:

 I haven't found any reference to what size tengu are meant to be, but I am happy to have a tengu that is slightly taller than any human figures to reflect the monstrous properties of it.

 I actually saw a tengu when in the Nikko area of Japan a few years ago... well a statue of one.  It was on a twisting and winding mountain road, and I didn't have the opportunity to get a photo of it, but I hope to go back one day to get a photo.

The Duel

I was searching my book shelf for a reference book and came across an old set of rules I used to play a lot in the early 1990's.

 To my knowledge the game is long out of production, and the company that produced it was taken over and dropped the game from its inventory... or so the interweb leads me to believe.

The game is 'The Duel' by Alternative Armies, and it is a set of rules that allows players to fight out duels of honour in the Alternative Armies fantasy world of Valon.

 As I have always been a huge fan of The Three Musketeers and the writings of Dumas, who is my all time favourite author, I re-read the rules and wondered if I can convert them to a historical game instead of a fantasy one.

 Simply put, Yes.

 With this in mind I started looking for historical duellist type figures to use for the game and set my heart on the Brigade Games range of swashbucklers.

 Maybe I am fated to play this game again, for whilst looking through my lead pile that is contained in boxes in a cupboard, I found I actually owned some of the Brigade Games swashbucklers already!

I am missing the two on the right: I need to check my lead pile

I must have bought them years ago and forgotten I had them.  I only found three of the five figures that came in the pack, but it is enough to kick the game off the ground whilst I search out the others.

Playing a game might be a bit harder though.  I am not sure if my mate would play a duelling game, which he might do, as we have played with the Eureka 40mm Musketeers before and enjoyed it.

I also have two Wargames Foundry 'Duelling Hussars' somewhere that I could use for games set in the mid 1700's... at least I think the figures were part of their Seven Years War range.

 Failing that, I will need to come up with a solo system for the game - probably through the use of a flow chart to determine the opponent's actions.

 The final option is to try a play by email/blog game on the minuscule chance that I actually come across someone in the world that is actually interested in playing a game, and is familiar with the rules.

Whilst waiting for option #3, I might have a crack at option #2 to see how it could work.

I also had a thought of using Roll20 to play the games online in real time... but I think I am pushing smelly squishy brown stuff uphill with a stick on that idea.

More on this as I figure things out.