Now that I have decided to carry on with this project, I need to sort out a couple of things before diving in.
- Manufacturers: I think Donnington will be used to supply many of my figures, as I have had good experience with them in the past, but am open to other suggestions. I have had Miniature Figurines suggested to me already as a supplier for a figure for Phillip the Peddler, which I was expecting to be hard to find. Although I suspect that the figure is of a female... Also looking at ranges from 15mm.co.uk, Essex and Irregular.
- Basing: This is always going to be an issue with this game. I am going to base the figures on squares of thick card the same size as the counters, but need to decide if I will be recording the information on the bases. As I am only gong to be using the figures for this project, I am currently leaning towards yes, although I could just write on the name and record the rest on a record sheet. I will probably paint the bases green rather than to match the hex boards. If I change my mind later this can always be altered.
- Precision: I have decided I am not gong to try and match the figures 100% as that would likely be a thankless and almost impossible task. This will make life a lot easier and the figure should look fine so long as it is painted in the correct way. I will try and be accurate as much as possible, but realise there are limits. Variety is also a reason. The peasant counters have one or two distinct characters, but several are the same except for the colours. I will likely retain the colour scheme but make use of the range of peasant figures available and have some armed with flails, pitchforks etc.