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HesseCassel07 Jul 2011 5:58 a.m. PST

Does anyone make minis for the campaigns of Gen von Lettow-Vorbeck? 15mm seems like the best scale given the weaponry, but I'd be interested in 25mm offerings also.

As for the British, would they be typical WWI Brits, or would one use Boer War / Colonial Brits?

Thoughts appreciated.

Personal logo ColCampbell Supporting Member of TMP07 Jul 2011 6:49 a.m. PST

There are also 20mm figures. See link for description and pictures of what is offered.


6sided07 Jul 2011 6:56 a.m. PST

I believe Brigade Games do a spiffing range.


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Martin Rapier07 Jul 2011 7:58 a.m. PST

All mine are 6mm, Irregular, mixture of WW1 and Colonial ranges. And a Revell Zeppelin to carry that oh so important ammo for the Koenigsburgs guns.

I think there is a nice 10/12mm range too, Pendraken? I certainly recall playing a game a couple of years ago using a ton of 12mm stuff.

spontoon07 Jul 2011 8:15 a.m. PST

Reviresco. Not bad figures, machine guns suck. Pulp Figures do some See-battalionen that might do. 28mm.

joekano07 Jul 2011 8:39 a.m. PST

Brigade makes great figures, and you can also mix in some of the Copplestone Germans (the English are a bit too large): Some pics here:


79thPA Supporting Member of TMP07 Jul 2011 10:20 a.m. PST

Battle Honors has a fairly large range of 25mm figs for the period.

Caesar07 Jul 2011 12:55 p.m. PST

Also Foundry have some models of interest.

Adrian Jarvis07 Jul 2011 5:46 p.m. PST

IT Miniatures have a range for East Africa in 20mm


skinkmasterreturns07 Jul 2011 8:23 p.m. PST

Pendraken do them in 10mm,and Hat Industries is working on them in 1/72.So,you too can have your Indian battalions run from killer bees in multiple scales.

HesseCassel07 Jul 2011 9:45 p.m. PST

I'm surprised there's nothing in 15mm yet, given that there's plenty of 15mm out there, and plenty of WWI 15mm also.

Maybe Battlefront will do them in 15mm. Actually, I'd rather have Old Glory do them in 15mm…

Martin Rapier08 Jul 2011 4:04 a.m. PST

Well, I think you can bodge them up in 15mm from existing WW1 figures and colonial types, you might need to do a bit of head chopping for the Schutztruppe field hats but Askaris are Askaris really and comprised the bulk of the German field forces.

I've certainly played 15mm East Africa gmaes with Richard Brooks, but as he seem to own the worlds largest collection of both ancient and obscure 15mm figs I couldn't for the life tell you what manufacturers they were.

Leon Pendraken Sponsoring Member of TMP08 Jul 2011 10:54 a.m. PST

Yep, we've got them in 10's:


skinkmasterreturns08 Jul 2011 8:52 p.m. PST

I would love to do Tanga with a modified Black Powder style setup.

skinkmasterreturns08 Jul 2011 8:54 p.m. PST

Or a skirmish variant with a chance for a stray Rhino charge…

Tango0118 Mar 2020 10:02 p.m. PST

Those Deutsches Kaiserreich 20mm looks good…!




oldjarhead19 Mar 2020 8:01 a.m. PST

QRF announced they will be doing a 15mm range this year.

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