Legions of Empire is a line of traditional-style new toy soldiers in 54mm size for collectors and wargamers. It depicts the armies and opponents of the empires of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, both in their full-dress and campaign uniforms. Every effort has been made to keep these figures affordable, to encourage beginning collectors and to allow wargamers to field them in quantity.

Our toy soldiers are crafted by hand. They are sculpted in the size and style of Prince August, so that collectors can supplement them with their own castings. Because this is a small operation, it may take some weeks for orders to be filled. We encourage our customers to contact us by e-mail when ordering to obtain full information regarding what to expect.

Our initial offerings cover the US and Spanish soldiers of the Spanish-American War, in full dress and campaign dress. We do not restrict ourselves only to American topics, and have released the first set in our "Regiments of the Empire" line: the 20th Middlesex (Artists) Volunteer Rifles. This line will feature less-common subjects, including Australians, Canadians, British, and units from other Commonwealth nations. We encourage you to contact us and let us know what specific soldiers you would like to see. The painting style attempts to retain the feel of Britains, Mignot, and other traditional toy soldiers, while accurately representing the uniforms of the troops depicted.

Many miniatures wargamers view H.G. Wells as the father of their hobby, although Little Wars is not actively played much anymore. There is a nostalgic attraction to the hollowcast Britains which he used, although today those soldiers and their modern equivalents are often too expensive and delicate for use on the tabletop. Increasingly, however, there is interest in the use of 54mm miniatures - both plastic and metal - in tabletop wargames. In order to promote this development, we distribute Edwardian Splendour, our own set of miniature wargames rules for use with toy soldiers. The rules are now available as a free downloadable PDF.

We can be contacted at info@legionsofempire.com.



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