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Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian20 Jun 2012 2:42 p.m. PST

Ambush Valley, the Force on Force supplement for Vietnam that is now in its second edition, recommends four sources for miniatures in 20mm:

Elhiem Figures
Britannia Miniatures
Platoon 20
SHQ Miniatures

If you were to start from scratch today and put together a 20mm force for Ambush Valley, which manufacturer would you prefer?

PiersBrand20 Jun 2012 2:53 p.m. PST

Elhiem and Britannia… But you can tell that from the book.


Also since I wrote that book, Wartime Miniatures are doing Vietnam stuff now, Under Fire Miniatures do some too and Liberation also have some useful packs too. Good thing is they all mix pretty well too.

I'd love to see the old Qualiticast range return though…

haywire Supporting Member of TMP20 Jun 2012 5:24 p.m. PST

No RAFM or Italeri?

SHQ is smaller than the rest, Britainnia is chunkier

SMPress Inactive Member20 Jun 2012 6:24 p.m. PST

I have a line at SGMM as well. No good pictures yet, painted models should be here before Historicon though…

sgmm.biz/20mmmodern.html

I also like the old FAA line, but you cant find them anymore. I have a few hundred in my collection…

PiersBrand21 Jun 2012 12:41 a.m. PST

The RAFM range is the Platoon 20 range. I believe they were produced under licence?

Skytrex also do some 20mm Vietnam stuff.

Karellian Knight21 Jun 2012 4:34 a.m. PST

I have ESCI and Qualiticast.

LAP195421 Jun 2012 5:59 p.m. PST

I have all of the above plus Esci. I recommend Skytrex too!

Smiley Inactive Member22 Jun 2012 5:04 a.m. PST

PiersBrand wrote:
"The RAFM range is the Platoon 20 range."

That is simply not true. RAFM's range is for its "Charlie Company" Viet Nam rules and named as such.

Personal logo foxbat Supporting Member of TMP24 Jun 2012 10:13 a.m. PST

I'm just starting a FoF NVA Army… and I can't say what the miniatures are. Old leftovers from a friend's stockpile which I picked when he got rid of them.

UnfortunateWound Inactive Member03 Jul 2012 2:56 p.m. PST

Esci/Revell/Italeri are all the same plastics and rather nice. My 80s African militia are all Vietnam US painted with raggedier uniforms.

bluewillow04 Jul 2012 3:13 a.m. PST

painting some Wartime, SGTMAJ and Elhiem at the moment all work well together!!

pics up by the end of the week!

link

cheers
matt

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