A project of this kind requires a wide variety of action figures, often not found in the slightly stilted poses usually required in Napoleonic scenes, primarily because of the drill movements necessary to bring lethal force to bear. But these stilted poses don't work in urban environments.
Conversions are one way to overcome this, and I love adapting plastic figures to suit my needs. Metal figures are harder, but perfectly possible. I like it when supporters of the project point out a figure converted from another source.
Another major challenge is casualties. Too many of the obvious figures (say, the Airfix dead Frenchman) would create repetitions that the human eye quickly picks up. So variety is needed.
The arrival of the age of computer scanning and 3D printing allows a new range of opportunities. Here's how the project is taking advantage of this:
JW is a talented sculptor and is home casting his designs for the project. Here are some French Guard, French Line and Prussians. The results are amazing:
AD and I had this idea that it would be great to downsize favourite figures from 1/32 to 1/72. These Airfix figures were never available in 1/72 but with the assistance of one UK firm, they have achieved amazing results. Sadly, copyright prevents these being commercially available, but they will be an excellent addition to the project:
JG was introduced to the project by Waterloo Uncovered. He has volunteered to take on horse casualties. Here is a generic pose, the trick will be to add appropriate horse furniture:
Speira are a fantastic firm. Their customer relations are excellent. When I asked them to design a battalion of Lutzow Freikorps they did it with speed, imagination and attention to detail: