I have been chatting on various blog posts including Tradgardmastre and CT about their 40mm to 42mm figures.
One of the challenges is finding plastic Pound Store artillery figures and guns, and even more tricky to find cavalry.
Pound Store 42 mm or 54mm figures tend to be WW2 copies, rather than other historic periods. Conversion of plastic figures is possible for artillery crews but cavalry and guns will probably need to be metal figures.
CT recommended looking at 42mm Irregular Miniatures
Some very attractive WW2 British Home Guard figures to note for future reference.
I am tempted to paint up some 42mm plastic enemy ‘German’ figures to oppose this small British skirmish force, even though this is a return to sludge khaki grey and green. Occasionally 42mm American plastics turn up in seaside / pound store plastics. These would be as good for garden games as tabletop games.
Blogposted by Mark Man of TIN on his Pound Store Plastic Warriors, 19 September 2018.
They are attractive figures, what I call semi-round or semi-flat and slender in stature compared to my 40mm semiround Prince August Holger Eriksonn mould Cowboys and Indians.
Compared to other 40 to 42 mm figures in my collection, they appear slender but the Schildkrot figures are an attractive but historically limited figure range. Fine for Little Wars or Imagi-Nations type troops.
In my next blog post I will show my cheap plastic pound store 42mm figures compared to my few 42mm Irregular Miniatures metal figures.
Blogposted by Mark, Man of TIN on his Pound Store Plastic Warriors blog, 19 September 2018.
These 42mm figures were figures from packets of Combat Mission 80 pound store plastic warriors from the seaside stores, although I have had some of these rifleman figures painted up in since about 2006/7. They are often found mixed in with 50 to 54mm pirate or clone copies of WW2 figures.