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alan lockhart07 Sep 2012 3:30 p.m. PST

Any suggestions for figures for the VC which might just about fit in with the rest of my Chiltern Miniatures figures?

As you probably know, they are quite larger than other ranges: link

I am particularly looking for VCs with rifles and smgs and perhaps also a mortar.

From the look of the above site, Baker Company might be about the best bet, considering that VC were of course smaller than Americans.

Alan

VCarter07 Sep 2012 4:28 p.m. PST

Chiltern miniatures are a real problem. They don't play well with anyone. It's more the shame since they are so full of character. I would say your only choice (other than using other Chiltern figures) would be The Assault Group. They are the biggest of the major Vietnam gaming players.

Even then they will appear very small side by side.

Figures that I mix are Force of Arms, some TAG, Baker Company, West Wind and some Jungle Rot.

Vince

The Gray Ghost Supporting Member of TMP07 Sep 2012 5:03 p.m. PST

Wow that figure is huge

Personal logo combatpainter Supporting Member of TMP Fezian07 Sep 2012 6:49 p.m. PST

Full of character but pretty large. For me, some of the most fun to paint. Are they still available?

alan lockhart08 Sep 2012 3:21 a.m. PST

SHQ now carry the range:

link

VCarter08 Sep 2012 12:13 p.m. PST

I just can't see how anyone could call them 25mm like on the SHQ website.

It seem to me that is just asking for dissatisfied customers. Based on the U.S. figures in the line I have seen in hand the smallest child in the civilian pack would be the size of a TAG adult.

Vince

alan lockhart08 Sep 2012 12:47 p.m. PST

How do Jungle Rot compare size-wise with the like of TAG and Baker Company?

VCarter08 Sep 2012 1:57 p.m. PST

Jungle Rot is a bit of a mixed bag. First, the original figures are quite a few years old and the newly added figures are designed to match with more detail.

Size wise the JR figure are smaller and thinner. The real problem with matching them are the weapons. Their M-16 and AK-47 are way too small.

Some of the other weapons are spot on. I freely mix any SKS armed troops with my Main Force and VC units. I also have a few pistol, CAR-15, and with some conversion of thier female VC figures in my collection.

I would add that the TAG heavy weapons (M-60, RPD) and AK-47 appears to large to mix with Baker Company for my tastes.

Vince

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