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darthfozzywig Supporting Member of TMP13 Mar 2012 2:39 p.m. PST

I was looking at Jason's/Micropanzer's really nice winter-outfitted German minis here ( and it made me wonder, how many people make "winterized" armies?

I've always thought they looked great, but are maybe too specific to have much utility.

Do you have winter armies?
Do you use them on regularly on non-winter terrain?

darthfozzywig Supporting Member of TMP13 Mar 2012 2:41 p.m. PST

I don't have any winter-specific armies. I really like the look, however.

"Narnian winter" armies would be great, as would be some of those Night's Watch (or whatever) types from A Game of Thrones.

Grand Duke Natokina13 Mar 2012 2:45 p.m. PST

No. We just say it's winter or high summer in southern Russia.

Toy Soldier Green13 Mar 2012 2:49 p.m. PST


-Valhallan Imperial Guard. Even have snow on the tanks and walkers.
-Have an idea for a Nights Watch army.

The Centurian13 Mar 2012 2:54 p.m. PST

Yes – I have a large number of Napoleonic foot, and guns, in great coats.

Fat Wally13 Mar 2012 2:58 p.m. PST

I have Soviet and German forces for Winter 1941-43, and Winter terrain and buildings necessary to do it some justice.


rvandusen13 Mar 2012 2:59 p.m. PST

I have 20mm Winter War Finns, but I don't have any Russians yet to oppose them. All my 20mm Red Army are from 1941 on and are mainly in summer kit.

BTCTerrainman Supporting Member of TMP13 Mar 2012 2:59 p.m. PST

No need for winter armies. I just pass the bases through the "snow flock" bin and they are ready for winter. The flock can be knocked or blown off after the game.

It is more important to have winter terrain! Never enough snow flock or snow trees (pine and deciduous). A must have to play all of those fun 1806/1807 winter battles.


fairoaks02413 Mar 2012 3:04 p.m. PST

flintloque winter undead and my ogres are also winter themed,



Personal logo PzGeneral Supporting Member of TMP13 Mar 2012 3:12 p.m. PST

Nope. All our games take place on nice sunny summer days

Wolfprophet13 Mar 2012 3:12 p.m. PST

Nope. Never had the time to bother trying to do snow bases when static grass was always right there a few feet away.

Frothers Did It And Ran Away13 Mar 2012 3:14 p.m. PST

I did some winter WW2 Germans on scenic Stalingrad bases. I found the trouble was I spent ages making the base terrain and then obscured most of it with "snow".

richarDISNEY13 Mar 2012 3:26 p.m. PST

My Great Coat ww2 Germans fight snow or sun…

GoneNow13 Mar 2012 3:27 p.m. PST

I have so many of those cheap winter trees you get after Christmas and a large white felt cloth for the table top. I keep planning to paint up a couple of my forces for winter settings. But I paint so rarely that I never get to them.

MajorB13 Mar 2012 3:52 p.m. PST


Personal logo Flashman14 Supporting Member of TMP13 Mar 2012 4:08 p.m. PST

I have a 15mm 1812 French Infantry Corps here (based for Empire):


And in 25's a burgeoning Cossack force for the same period pics here: link

Frederick Supporting Member of TMP13 Mar 2012 4:33 p.m. PST

Yep – Russians in great coats, French in the same (Napoleonics) and Sci-Fi greatcoat troopers

Use them in weathers!

Personal logo etotheipi Sponsoring Member of TMP13 Mar 2012 4:45 p.m. PST

Have them: Mongols and generic near future soldiers on the "real" side; yetis and ice trolls on the "less real" side.

The Mongols don't have "winterized" bases, but they are wearing clothes appropriate for high altitude. The others are on white/blue-white bases. The Mongols are the only ones I use on non winter terrain, but then again guys with guns in parkas would look out of place without snow. I've not had reason to use the yetis and trolls outside of water/ice terrain – I have plenty of neandrathals, giant apes, and sasquatches … sasquatchen … sasquatchi …

Pictors Studio13 Mar 2012 5:27 p.m. PST

I have Finns for the Winter War.

wehrmacht13 Mar 2012 5:37 p.m. PST

Winter War Finns: link



John the OFM13 Mar 2012 6:14 p.m. PST

Not any more. I sold my Finns.

Personal logo Nashville Supporting Member of TMP13 Mar 2012 6:34 p.m. PST

John's Finns were all named Micky.

Sundance13 Mar 2012 6:59 p.m. PST

No, but will acquire some, no doubt.

Black Cavalier13 Mar 2012 7:25 p.m. PST

Vikings being used as Chaos Norse for Warhammer. The bases are snowy, but even if I play on a regular green mat, I can say their Chaos powers bring snow along with them.

Don Manser13 Mar 2012 7:52 p.m. PST

20mm WWII East Front Dragon vehicles Plastic and metal figs

CmdrKiley13 Mar 2012 8:16 p.m. PST

My Khador, AE-WWII Soviets, and my Dust Tactics Allies and Axis minis.

Andrew Beasley14 Mar 2012 3:33 a.m. PST

Do Inuit count?

If so yes to both.

Personal logo Lentulus Supporting Member of TMP14 Mar 2012 6:53 a.m. PST

My armies are summer; a winter WWII east front force is tempting, perhaps in another scale than my summer lads.

eddy195714 Mar 2012 10:42 a.m. PST

complete 28 mm Ceasarian army (Companion miniatures)

Altius14 Mar 2012 11:04 a.m. PST

Yep. These guys:





This is actually the first army I've ever done with a winter theme, but I really like them now. I subsequently painted these guys for a friend in the local game club:


14Bore14 Mar 2012 3:49 p.m. PST

One of my Russian 1812 15mm divisions are for the most part in greatcoats

kevanG15 Mar 2012 3:42 p.m. PST

I have winterised germans and winter terrain. I will be winterising some napoleonics, and some other ww2 stuff

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