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Evzone16 Apr 2014 1:11 p.m. PST

Don't know if this has been done before, but just came across this on the Treefrog site collectorsbattlefield.com


NEW RELEASE PRODUCT RANGE: COLLECTORS BATTLEFIELD!

TCS is pleased to announce our new company: Collectors Battlefield. We've taken our great TCS WWII range and scaled them down to 28mm. These great metal 28's combined with our quick play rules take wargaming to the next level.

Let's face it who has time to paint armies then tackle a 250 page rulebook? Well we've solved both of those problems with our new Collectors Battlefield Wargame System. Figures come pre-painted and rules are easy to learn and fast to set up. And when you're not playing games with the figures they can double as display pieces for much larger dioramas.

I've attached one of our ads below and encourage everyone to take a look at the brand new site. The game system starts shipping at the end of the month. And yes we already have two more historical periods at our factory!

Check out the new site: collectorsbattlefield.com

….looks interesting, ……..any body got intell?

Evzone16 Apr 2014 1:38 p.m. PST

Looks like UK distributor is:

Maison Militaire
25 Main Street
Seamer
Scarborough
North Yorkshire
YO12 4PS
01723 864453

Personal logo 20thmaine Supporting Member of TMP16 Apr 2014 2:33 p.m. PST

Wow.

Nice.

Expensive.

ashauace6970 Supporting Member of TMP16 Apr 2014 2:46 p.m. PST

Vehicle prices aren't bad for a very nicely painted 28mm
Considering if I want a Stug III i would spend $30 USD-35 for a resin kit plus then the postage
So for a bit more you get a very accurate piece + a crew fig

Mr Elmo16 Apr 2014 4:23 p.m. PST

I like the fact that it's painted but it would be hard to make an SS platoon with only 5 different rifleman poses.

Ben Lacy Sponsoring Member of TMP16 Apr 2014 4:45 p.m. PST

Brian was at Cold Wars in March and I took these:

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jdginaz16 Apr 2014 9:42 p.m. PST

Wow, really bad choice of colors!

Mainly28s16 Apr 2014 11:17 p.m. PST

Very nice, but I hope that they'll also make unpainted examples available. I prefer painting my own, and wouldn't want to pay high prices just in order to re-paint them to my own specs.

Andy ONeill17 Apr 2014 2:16 a.m. PST

Pre painted so you just buy them ready to play.
No need to spend any time learning background.
Simple rules you don't have to spend time reading or learning.

Do you even need to think whilst playing the game?

Evzone17 Apr 2014 3:31 a.m. PST

I think it's fair foray in to the wargame market from a company that has a niche in the larger scale toy soldier collector arena. I can see the appeal to plug and play whilst maintaining the aesthetic attraction for some in the hobby.

Some might argue the research and artistic elements of the pastime are being eroded, for others the opportunity to get to table is an attractive proposition so long as the price is right.

28mm Fanatik17 Apr 2014 5:08 p.m. PST

I poo-pooed this at first but now I actually think it's not all that bad. For a Waffen SS paint job like that a painting service could charge you $9 USD or more, and the figures are cast in metal which as we know isn't cheap nowadays. The miniatures also come with stat cards.

Of course, those of us who already have 28mm miniatures won't really need to buy them. I just hope that they sell the stat cards separately as a deck so we won't have to buy the minis if we only want the cards and rulebook.

Lion in the Stars17 Apr 2014 5:28 p.m. PST

Those prices aren't too bad, really. I mean, $9 USD a mini is cheaper than what I pay for Infinity figures, and these are painted!

The vehicles are you-have-got-to-be-Bleeped textting-me high, at least the Jeeps and Kubels are.

I'd definitely buy these if I was doing a WW2 roleplaying game.

benglish20 Apr 2014 8:02 p.m. PST

They should just call it Ka-Ching Battlefield. Yeesh. Stupid expensive.

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