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28 Apr 2012 10:15 a.m. PST
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BlackWidowPilot Supporting Member of TMP Fezian17 Apr 2012 9:38 p.m. PST

Here they be:


link


30 figures. $19.99 USD. Oh dear.evil grin


Leland R. Erickson

Steelback Inactive Member18 Apr 2012 1:58 a.m. PST

Hmmmm, dare I say not bad…….

Regards

Sane Max18 Apr 2012 1:58 a.m. PST

seen far worse, but not ace. but the BOX art, oh my god, they need to get an artist.

Pat

ZULUPAUL Supporting Member of TMP18 Apr 2012 2:06 a.m. PST

Look good to me. Already have the Germans & will get the Americans for sure.

Griefbringer18 Apr 2012 2:50 a.m. PST

Looks like these are wearing the M43 uniform, rather than the M41 version worn by the just released Warlord / Bolt Action US infantry.

Wolfprophet18 Apr 2012 3:17 a.m. PST

Oh wow, those are surprisingly good looking for being WGF. And here I was gearing up to completely abandon WWII in any scale. These may make an attempt at 28mm nice and affordable….and for lazy's sake, they'd make fine Imperial Guardsmen when I need to sure up the numbers with PDF troops. The fluff does say not all units are up to snuff after all… grin

Anyone know how their Germans were? When my tax refund gets back, I may sell off my Artisan and TAG metals and grab a box of each to give 'em a shot.

Personal logo Ogdenlulimus Supporting Member of TMP18 Apr 2012 3:54 a.m. PST

There's something about their right arms that is troubling me. They remind me of the old Monogram US Army men.

Personal logo CPBelt Supporting Member of TMP18 Apr 2012 4:18 a.m. PST

Their facial expressions look like zombies to me for some reason. The BAR gunner's right ARM pose is a bit odd, like he's bringing the gun up to fire but isn't quite there yet. Man, but they need better box art.

adster18 Apr 2012 5:45 a.m. PST

Not bad at all. Quite reminiscient of Airfix 1/32 plastic figures.

FireZouave18 Apr 2012 6:41 a.m. PST

Okay, I'm sold. I am going to have to try plastic for the 1st time. Must get some U.S. and Germans. Just the fact that you can get so much variety with the separate parts. And then you can easily convert them into special figures too!

Gary Kennedy18 Apr 2012 6:53 a.m. PST

Might just be me, but the one on the left with the 'grease gun' reminds me of Steve McQueen in Hell is for Heroes…

lukeh1 Inactive Member18 Apr 2012 6:56 a.m. PST

hmmmm M43 Jackets with gaiters is a bit odd? Nice looking minis though.

Derek H Inactive Member18 Apr 2012 7:36 a.m. PST

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Not bad. Would buy some if they were British. But the box is just awful.

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Sloppypainter Supporting Member of TMP18 Apr 2012 7:54 a.m. PST

I like 'em!

Sane Max18 Apr 2012 8:31 a.m. PST

But the box is just awful.

Time for a Frothers Meme.

'So, how many Tanks do you get in the box?'

Pat

RavenscraftCybernetics18 Apr 2012 10:02 a.m. PST

The guy tossing the grenade could easily be adapted to a "hey Steve" figure too1

Personal logo 28mm Fanatik Supporting Member of TMP18 Apr 2012 11:19 a.m. PST

I love it. WGF is churning them out quietly and without much fanfare, unlike other companies.

And shutting up all the H8rs. Just let their actions and pricing do all the talkin'.

BlackWidowPilot Supporting Member of TMP Fezian18 Apr 2012 12:10 p.m. PST

Box art? I don't know about some of you but I play wargames with miniatures that I've assembled and painted, and couldn't care less about the freakin' *packaging* that I've tossed into the recycle bin…evil grin


Leland R. Erickson

Gary Kennedy18 Apr 2012 12:33 p.m. PST

I dunno, wayback when, before you could view the contents of a set of figures with the click of a mouse, box art was the only chance you had of gauging what was inside. You'd sometimes get a little teaser, like a corner of cellophane allowing you to view a few figures, or the Airfix sets with previews of three or four poses on the back; that's when you knew if there was a little MG or mortar team in there! Of course, sometimes the box art lied. It just lied…

corporalpat18 Apr 2012 1:15 p.m. PST

In my opinion, poor box art reflects an overall company attitude. Attention to details goes a long way in any endeavor.

Personal logo 28mm Fanatik Supporting Member of TMP18 Apr 2012 1:46 p.m. PST

I like good boxart design as much as the next guy, but nowadays people order their figures online so looking at them physically before you buy isn't as big a deal as it used to be.

Besides, that's what hi-res photos of actual miniatures are for right? And they look very nice for the price.

Tinyminis18 Apr 2012 2:17 p.m. PST

I don't see anything wrong with the art work myself.
They have had some questionable choices in the past, but this one I like. It's like a CGI cartoon or something.

Personal logo 28mm Fanatik Supporting Member of TMP18 Apr 2012 10:22 p.m. PST

As usual, get it here for just 53 per figure:

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Wolfprophet18 Apr 2012 11:55 p.m. PST

The boxart is pretty bad. I'd rather see a handful of painted product on the box, maybe on some terrain or something. Though, when I used to get Battlefront stuff, I'd generally cut out the front of the boxes and keep them if I liked the art.

Old Glory Sponsoring Member of TMP19 Apr 2012 6:53 a.m. PST

Everyone has there own thing I guess, however I for one could care less about the "box art" ??? I am not buying a box and/or art -- I want the figures.

I suppose I am just from that generation where I was taught to be cautious about slick advertising and marketing? I will never forget the box of soldiers I order from the comic book with the really neat picture of an AWI battle and the words something like "highly detailed figures" and I was young and foolish enough to think they would match my wonderful Marx soldiers -- when I opened the box I was both crushed and angry.

In fact, I would hate to contemplate the money I have spent on stuff just because of the way it was presented to me in some slick add with pictures and then when I recieved the actual product it was tossed.

When I purchase my box of beloved Cherrios I could care less what the box looks like -- I just want the darn cherrios --I don't care who famous person is on the front of the box or really even care who made them -- as long as the look like and taste like Cheerios?
I have no idea about the correctness of the equipment/uniforms,etc but the figures themselves look just fine to me.
Regards
Russ Dunaway

Rdfraf Supporting Member of TMP19 Apr 2012 6:59 a.m. PST

I agree with Russ. I don't buy the figures for the box art and these figures look pretty good.

Personal logo 28mm Fanatik Supporting Member of TMP19 Apr 2012 9:19 a.m. PST

For 53 cents per figure I for one am NOT going to nit-pick on the quality of the box art, or lack thereof.

WF can ship them in nothing more than an unlabeled clear plastic shrink-wrap for all I care.

pessa0019 Apr 2012 3:32 p.m. PST

Yep price and quality of the actual figs are all that matters to me. I'm with you WW2Fanatic…

tauwarlord196 Inactive Member19 Apr 2012 3:45 p.m. PST

*looks the boxart*

Zee goggles! Ze do nothing!

Anyways

Unless I am blind, does this set comes WITHOUT a bazooka? How could they do that? First on the 15mm they have one too many snipers and now this?

That makes Warlord's look much better imo since they do include one (although true their set is around double the price)


Well moving on though for those in the US, you can get yours for even cheaper according to Miniatures Market. 47 cents a fig (though they're not there yet, just everything else)

Griefbringer20 Apr 2012 3:32 a.m. PST

I also spotted the lack of bazooka. That said, for a typical infantry platoon you would only need one or so (more for an armoured infantry platoon, but then there would also be the issue of platoon MGs).

If these sell well enough, I guess they might consider making also a heavy weapons set with bazookas, mortars and MGs.

tauwarlord196 Inactive Member20 Apr 2012 4:56 a.m. PST

If they ever get around to that. WGF has been extremely sluggish when it comes to fleshing out their lines. I think it was a good year and a half before Greatcoat heavy weapons came out (though their sci fi line is still abysmal)

Detective Malone Inactive Member21 Apr 2012 1:25 p.m. PST

They remind me of the Tamiya US infantry in 1/48.
A bit of both uniforms going on at the same time!
Credit where credit is due, these do actually look quite good.

Quadratus26 Apr 2012 6:45 p.m. PST

Are these figures available? I placed an order on the site, but now it looks like they might not be released. No date is posted on when they are available. Does anyone know?

tauwarlord196 Inactive Member02 May 2012 9:31 p.m. PST

According to Miniatures Market, they already have theirs

Stuart at Great Escape Games Sponsoring Member of TMP04 May 2012 2:24 a.m. PST

I have mine and they're pretty good, the best out there in plastic 28mm. I'm still firmly a metal bug rather than a fan of plastic but they tick the box. I too didn't care about the box and I don't even have it any more.

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