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Eli Arndt01 Dec 2009 10:56 p.m. PST

Hey all,

I recently received an email from Nic over at Eureka regarding the plans for expanding his line of Sci Fi WW2 Germans asking what sorts of heavy weapons I would like to see made for them.

My suggestions were for the following -

1) Panzerfausts armed troops.

2) Flamethrower.

3) Heavy anti-material/sniper rifle with scope.

4) "Death Ray"

He asked me to post about this and see if others had any other suggestions for heavy weapons they would like to see, so I am.

Thanks,

-Eli

Uesugi Kenshin Supporting Member of TMP01 Dec 2009 11:16 p.m. PST

3-4 generic artillery troops (weapons could be added from existing lines like Ground Zero Games),
Assault troopers w/ grenades & assault guns,
Vehicle crews or mounted infantry,
missile launcher,
heavy machinegun (in standing pose),
heavy flamethrower,
mortar crew.

Eli Arndt01 Dec 2009 11:26 p.m. PST

Would these be for the hard armored sci-fi Germans?

-Eli

elakin02 Dec 2009 12:09 a.m. PST

panzerfaust is at the top of my list, maybe carrying a SMG as well (drum clip MP-40?)

Some others:
- panzershrek
- luftfaust
- Vampir-equiped regular & MG troop
- tripod MG, gunner/loader/spotter
- 2.8cm sPzB

elakin02 Dec 2009 12:16 a.m. PST

More of the "basic" sci-fi germans would be very welcome too – like a crouching fig, an NCO that's signaling/waving, and MAYBE a fig sans helmet/gasmask, or an officer's cap instead of the stahlhelm.

Weasel02 Dec 2009 12:25 a.m. PST

More "action" poses would be very welcome

Cacique Caribe02 Dec 2009 12:33 a.m. PST

This range?

link

If so, would they work for this?

TMP link

Dan
PS. I just hope the leg and head poses on the new figures are a little more varied.

bsrlee02 Dec 2009 1:02 a.m. PST

Fliegerfaust – multi-barrel over-the-shoulder recoil-less AA weapon – 35mm IIRC, 9 barrels?

Pupchen – 8.8cm rocket cannon (available in 35mm kit – Dragon?)) – pre-Panzerschrek.

Vampir – Infra red night light for infantry weapons – could be part of an 'add-on' sprue with Panzerfaust etc.

MP40 with the dual magazine adaption – magazines were side-by-side & the magazine well was bell-shaped, allowing the magazines to slide sideways.

A German weapons cart would be handy – don't know the official designation, but there was a large scale Dragon box set with one & a load of Panzerfausts & supply boxes.

Uesugi Kenshin Supporting Member of TMP02 Dec 2009 2:28 a.m. PST

"Would these be for the hard armored sci-fi Germans?"

Yes, though vehicle or arty crews could obviously be in soft cap and lighter armor.

JRacel02 Dec 2009 4:36 a.m. PST

Almost any armed troopers for this range would be welcomed by me. I already placed a 300 Club Order for them a long time ago. Any new heavy weapons would be good as well as a couple of new trooper poses and especially an NCO or Officer. Personally, if he is only adding a few additional minis and not doing an entire range, auxiliary troops like artilery are not something I need or want. We need more standard troopers and special weapons before any other types of units. If there is to be an entire range, then these other troop types would be fine after more troopers and weapons. We need to have the basics to make combat units viable before going off into other things. I love this line and have a lot of minis but have done nothing with them in hopes that some additional poses and weapons would eventually get made and I could then paint them all at the same time.

Jeff

combatpainter Fezian02 Dec 2009 5:00 a.m. PST

Slingshot, BB rifle, Fork, Hockey stick, frying pan and iron. Just like the stuff my wife uses.

Sloppypainter02 Dec 2009 6:14 a.m. PST

I agree that if only a few new figs are planned we need "common" troop types (NCOs, Officer) before "specialist" troops (arty, etc…). For heavy weapons, I'd like to see P'faust or P'shrek armed troops first, then a tripod mounted HMG. CC…I think they would work well for an antarctic scenario (grey/white camo…sounds cool to me).

Eli Arndt02 Dec 2009 9:14 a.m. PST

I realize there is a lot of room for additions in this range, but Nic is planning support weapon troopers at this time.

I do believe there is room for a lot in this range, but Nic has a business to run and is holding off on too much expansion at this time. I think there could be great demand for this line if it was given a little up-front support from Eureka, but it's not my buck on the line here.

-Eli

JRacel02 Dec 2009 10:06 a.m. PST

emu2020,

Your original list is fine with me and I have already promised my dollars to Nic, so I'm good as is.

Jeff

Ivan DBA02 Dec 2009 10:15 a.m. PST

I'd rather have two differnt poses for each of two heavy weapons, rather than 4 different heavy weapons with only one pose each.

My preferences would be a panzerfaust, and that shoulder-mounted missile launcher thing.

I agree very strongly that we shouldn't get ahead of ourselves asking for vehicle & artillery crewmen and stuff like that. We see this tendency everytime, people trot out these long laundry lists of figures they would like, most of which are not really that useful, or likely to sell very well.

I would have little need for such figures, and I think its mroe realistic to use historical German figures for thes roles anyway. Presumably, this battle armor would be rare and expensive, so High Command wouldn't bother issuing to tank jockeys or artillerymen!

Lion in the Stars02 Dec 2009 11:42 a.m. PST

Support weapons: P'Faust, P'Shreck, a real MG42 instead of that mystery cannon, and maybe a flamethrower or an RTO.

I figure the first troops to get the Protect Gear would be sturmtruppen, the assault pioneers in a Panzer or PzGren division, followed by Panzergrenadiers.

Eli Arndt02 Dec 2009 12:13 p.m. PST

@Ivan and Lion – Agreed. I also put my preferences to Nic on the more portable, even disposable weapons good for assault.

I can understand people's eagerness and the joy of knowing that a company isasking our opinions but let's respect the manufacturer here and not clutter the subject with sweeping laundry lists.

If the heavy weapons do well and the main troopers continue to sell then I am sure we'll get a chance for other options.

-Eli

doug redshirt02 Dec 2009 4:05 p.m. PST

1-Tripod mounted MG42 with 2 crew men. 1 firing and 1 with the ammo belt.

2-Some type of antitank weapon, prefer later Panzerfaust. I can see giving assualt troops a cheap light antitank weapon.

3-Command figures with pistols, SMGs or even a shotgun instead of assualt rifles.

4- Flame throwers would be lower on my list.

I just ordered some of the new Rebel Minis Titan marines and am getting an order together for a couple squads of these Eureka germans to compare to.

Not really interested in vehicles or artillery for them.

Doug

Brutorz Bill02 Dec 2009 6:55 p.m. PST

I am also good with the original post. I've had my eye on these for quite awhile, but was waiting on the line to be expanded. Glad to hear the line might be expanded.
Thanks,
Brutorz Bill (Formerly Righteous Rude)

Lion in the Stars03 Dec 2009 11:08 a.m. PST

I suppose I'd go for a pistol over the flamethrower, but I really want the MG42!

Eli Arndt03 Dec 2009 12:36 p.m. PST

I have mentioned the MG42 to Nic and he has said that he has no plans to rework the current MG fig. I am still talking to him about this project. I feel it has potential to be somethign worth pouring some resources in.

I mean who else is making Wierd World War 2 in 15mm besides DP9 and the one offering from Rebel?

-Eli

Chrome Cat04 Dec 2009 9:57 p.m. PST

Sounds great! I'm not sure what a deathray looks like. If it has a radar dish on the end of it, then no.

Lion in the Stars07 Dec 2009 11:49 a.m. PST

I didn't mean rework the current cannon fig, I meant a freshly-sculpted MG3/MG42 as one of the new figures. So, you've got the 3 guys with Assault rifles and that cannon in the original set, then a new set with MG42, PzFaust (w/ back-slung StG44), PzSchreck, and an 'Officer' with a pistol.

That way, those of us doing Weird War 2 can buy the MG42, while the scifi guys can buy whichever HMG they want.

With a little creativity, you could turn the PzSchreck into a JaboSchreck (MANPADS).

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