A short while ago I was having a clear out of bits and pieces (no surprises there then!) and amongst the items earmarked for disposal was my collection of generic 18th century figures from the board game Risk. To cut a long story short - and the pictures will do the talking in any event - The entire collection made their way to the home of Mr Chris Jarvis. Aside from being a very nice chap when I asked him if would send me some pictures of his set up he sent me the selection you see in this post.
Chris has raised some very attractive looking armies from what, to be honest, are fairly basic figures and they look quite superb when deployed en masse.
This is not a new idea as Kaptain Kobold has also raised armies in a similar fashion but I think it goes to show that with a little imagination and some basic modelling skills something quite remarkable can come from pretty modest beginnings.
Chris uses his own rules and recently made an approach to Hasbro to see if these figures could be made available once again. Seeing how good they can be made to look it would be handy if they could - I might even give them a belated spin myself!