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Crowgasm Inactive Member28 Mar 2012 4:06 p.m. PST

Hi folks,

just getting back in to this hobby/obsession after 20+ years away. I'm focused on 1:72 scale Napoleonic era plastic miniatures and I live in NC, USA. While I have an order of Zvezda and ECSI miniatures on the way from Amazon, I'm curious if there are any known stores that sell such figures in the SE of USA.

I have an AJ Moore and Michaels craft stores locally but neither carry any military miniatures. I'm assuming this trade is limited to online only but I'd love to know of any NC based stores that sell such.

John Leahy28 Mar 2012 4:48 p.m. PST

Scale Hobbyist has the best prices and a great selection. Very good to deal with and will carry far more than any local store you'll find.


I lived in NC 20 years ago and other than a now defunct local chain it was a wasteland for 1/72 figs.

Naps are a great choice in 1/72. I'm also working on armies with them. Have you decided on what rules yet?



recon3528 Mar 2012 5:29 p.m. PST

Maybe a Hobbytown if you have one close.

dam0409 Inactive Member28 Mar 2012 6:53 p.m. PST

Hobby Bunker in Massachusetts carries quite a bit and are great at mail order.

Whitestreak28 Mar 2012 8:01 p.m. PST

Crowgasm, how far are you from Fayetteville?

The Hobbit Hobby Shop is a great place for gamers, if you can get there.

Crowgasm Inactive Member31 Mar 2012 12:25 p.m. PST

Thanks for the info guys. I'm in Western NC (about 45 mins from Asheville – Fayetteville might be a bit of an expedition) so it appears I'm limited to online ordering for figures.

I do have a Hobbytown within raiding distance but they inform me by phone that they don't stock 1:72 Napoleonic era figures. Still, they should come in handy for other materials.

John; no idea on rules as yet. I didn't look into that to see how far things have changed in 20yrs+. I moved into diorama making some years back and am focusing on that for a while. Therapy vs competition ;)

Le General Inactive Member31 Mar 2012 4:58 p.m. PST

Why not go for 15 or 18mmm metal ?

Much better and much more choice.

Whitestreak31 Mar 2012 10:27 p.m. PST

Yeah, Fayetteville would be a bit of a drive.

"West" of Asheville? Isn't that Tennessee? :) Years back, Asheville had a decent game shop, but I have no idea if theyr'e still around.

A mail order suggestion: Noble Knight Games.

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