Wednesday, 7 February 2018

From Barks: Perry TravelBattle 213pts

I wasn’t long into the Challenge when I unexpectedly acquired a secondhand copy of the Perrys’ TravelBattle. It tickled my paint gland and so I have taken a detour into 8mm Napoleonesque figures.
Red army

Defending the farm

Light cavalry scout a cottage

The commander broods manfully

Laying the guns

The heavies wait in reserve

Elite and regular infantry

Blue columns advance


The gods of war

Blue cavalry charge

The general poses

Blue army (I don't know where the bar came from)

The entire project

I say Napoleonesque as the two sides are identical sculpts. I followed Aly Morrison’s lead and painted a Red force and a Blue force, with blue and red facings and flags respectively. I haven’t seen any White or Green forces, but they or others could easily be done. The figures have a lovely toy soldier aesthetic, which influenced my simple basing scheme.

When I got this secondhand, the red force had already been assembled. Painting crossbelts on the second row of troops is not fun...

But wait! There’s more! TravelBattle also includes a 10x20” game board with roads, hills, fields, woods, and buildings.

This entry includes the following 8mm figures:

32 mounted
172 foot
4 guns
Terrain board

If 6mm is 0.5 points each and 10mm is 1 point each, then I’m going to claim 0.75 points per figure, and 1.5 for the mounted and guns. That works out at 183, plus whatever the Terrainometer calculates.

From Ray

Oh my God!!!!!! That's fanbloodytastic!!!!
Do I need to waffle on about this.......I think not!

Good plan for the points, it makes sense, so its 183 points for all the figures and I'll award you an extra 30 points for the terrain! Making a grand total of 213 points.


  1. Nicely done Barks - the old school toy-solider look really works for these figures :)

    1. Cheers, Tamsin- I held off the gloss varnish, though!

  2. I really like this post - think the micro scales seem to capturing my imagination this challenge. What are the rules like for the travel battle set? I have seen these advertised but your paint job makes it look a million times more interesting.

    Cheers Jez

    1. I haven’t played it yet- I suspect the rules could do with a bit more clarity.

  3. Splendid work with this foray into the micro scales!

    1. Thanks, Evan, I do like the scale of battle that emerges.

  4. Well done! I particularly like that toy soldier look.

  5. Excellent post Barks, one of my faves so far. You knocked this one out if the park (ok hit it for six). The toy soldier paint work just seals the deal.

  6. That's awesome! great to see a fully painted version of this game. cheers

    1. It took longer than expected, but looks very appealing on the tabletop.

  7. Very cool little set Barks. You've done a terrific job with them.

    1. Thanks, Curt, it is a nice self-contained project.

  8. Lovely little micro project!
    Best Iain

  9. Neat little project, I’ve not seen one of these painted up yet, and you’ve done a fine job here


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