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Kris Van Dyck13 Jun 2015 9:32 a.m. PST


I would like to present all of you a few images of our new German jäger range that has become available as of this week:

Check them out here

Personal logo Grelber Supporting Member of TMP13 Jun 2015 9:51 a.m. PST

Very nice for 20mm figures--only I see they are actually 12mm!


Ceterman13 Jun 2015 9:59 a.m. PST

Get outta here!!!
Those are beautiful, not my scale, but damn!

Personal logo Bobgnar Supporting Member of TMP13 Jun 2015 10:45 a.m. PST

I was hoping for 28 mm. These would be great for unit in my VBC W contingent. They are beautiful figures for people who use 12 mm scale. Are there many of those?

morrigan13 Jun 2015 1:04 p.m. PST

Like the basing system too.

Kris Van Dyck13 Jun 2015 1:32 p.m. PST

Yeah I forgot to mention actual height of the figures is 12mm, the bases are magnetic and size 50x30mm.

shelldrake13 Jun 2015 2:04 p.m. PST

My thoughts were the same as Grelber's – very detailed for 12mm!

Personal logo Buckeye AKA Darryl Supporting Member of TMP14 Jun 2015 6:02 a.m. PST

Great stuff as always, Kris! Just need those officers and MGs and I will pull the trigger!

Folks, go check out his website and look at the detail of his figures there…how he is able to create such perfectly proportioned weapons and accouterments is amazing!

Kris – do I see a couple of NCOs with this pack as you did with your other WWI packs?

Kris Van Dyck14 Jun 2015 7:49 a.m. PST

Thank you for the compliments guys, much appreciated!!!
Yes Darryl, every pack includes 28 soldiers in seven different poses and two NCOs, there is some variation in poses for the NCOs as well so you could get different NCOs in another pack. Command packs will include two more (high ranking) NCOs like the one below.

Here is an example of a Belgian adjudant sous-officier, I made this one based on a picture I found, have a look:

Personal logo Dye4minis Supporting Member of TMP14 Jun 2015 8:17 a.m. PST

This is great timing for me! I just received my first Kallistra 12mm WWI and am very happy to see Belgians and more poses for Germans. (The detail is simply awesome!)

Darryl: I suggest you go ahead and pull the trigger! The HMGs and arty offered by Kallistra will fill the bill for you.

Kris: You must have had a rules set in mind when you devised your packaging scheme. Which one? Congrats on your ranges! Please keep us informed of your new releases here on TMP.


Kris Van Dyck14 Jun 2015 9:37 a.m. PST

Tom, at first no specific rule set was intended when we packed them. I do have a few friends from a local waregaming club(the waregaming monkeys) over here in Belgium who test played with our figures and they used "Crush the Kaiser" early war rules whish seemed to work very well. They use two bases for a company with five or six figures a base.

And of course I will announce any future releases on this forum.
I'm working on the officers and machine guns but al orders will include a few preview Belgian officers as well.

Personal logo Dye4minis Supporting Member of TMP14 Jun 2015 11:39 a.m. PST

Thanks for the insight, Kris. I have been organizing my forces on a 4 (base) company to a battalion, each base 5-6 figs, so it's good to see similar thoughts.

My inspiration has been a rather obsure (but extremely detailed and scholarly study) of Infantry (includes arty actions) in WWI by all combatants. Simply called "Infantry in Battle", it was first published in 1939 by "The Infantry Journal" but republished by the Marine Corps Association, Quantico, Va. in August 2000. ISBN: 0-940328-3. In 416 pages, at least 300 scenarios are presented and their lessons learned. Examples are from all sides. Extremely recommended, especially for those who view WWI as a non-exciting and simple "over-ther-top-to your death" situation.

Another reason for interest is my own GFI 10mm range of WWI equipment items I once had on the market. There is significant size differences between 10 and 12mm, as you explain on your site. Some examples of mine can be seen here: link Scroll down.

Not trying to compete as those are no longer available, but wanted to show that I have been taking this scale (in WWI) quite seriously for over 7 years.

By using such basing schemes as you and I have mentioned, a good looking game presentation can be had. I will take a look at the "Crush the Kaiser" as IIRC, it is tactical enough to deal with most of the scenarios/studies addressed by the book mentioned above.

Thanks for the reply, Kris! Best of luck with your incredible journey!


Personal logo Buckeye AKA Darryl Supporting Member of TMP14 Jun 2015 3:11 p.m. PST

Tom – The link does not work correctly…folks have to have permission to view. It must be a setting you have set.

Also, I like to buy all my figures from one company. Kallistra make some really nice castings, but these beauties by Kris are the way to go, for me. I'll have to check that book as I know nothing and have nothing on Belgian/German actions.

Kris – good to know about the NCOs, and thanks for sharing the officer pic! Excellent!

Kris Van Dyck14 Jun 2015 3:23 p.m. PST

I'll have a look at the book you mentioned Tom, seems interesting. I enjoy the research that comes before making new figures, it's part of the pleasure.
I can't open the link of your examples however.

For some reason I find the 12mm scale very appealing, it has a link to modelling as well since 1:144 is a commonly used scale.

Thank you,


Kris Van Dyck14 Jun 2015 3:29 p.m. PST

Darryl, prehaps this might be of interest for you then:

Personal logo Dye4minis Supporting Member of TMP14 Jun 2015 3:56 p.m. PST

Sorry for the link. It's on Blogger. link Hope that one works.

Here is a link for a free copy of the 1939, second edition of "Infantry in Battle". I hope you agree it is an interesting read with scenario materials galore. Just a quick look at the table of contents should give you a hint of subjects covered for scenarios. Hope you find it interesting.

PDF link


Personal logo Dye4minis Supporting Member of TMP14 Jun 2015 4:10 p.m. PST

Did that link work for you? It did for me, but since it is my blog site, I am not sure if it works for all.



Kris Van Dyck15 Jun 2015 3:55 a.m. PST

Yes Tom this one works fine, thank you!

huron72516 Jun 2015 5:12 p.m. PST

I also must comment. I ordered both German and Belgium troops recently from Kris. I have to say very fast shipping to Michigan, USA from Belgium. The miniatures are very nice and paint up exceedingly well. Very impressed with such a small format.

I have never been interested in this scale until now seeing Van Dyck miniatures. I hope the range continues to expand. I will be purchasing more troops shortly. Thanks Kris.

Personal logo Buckeye AKA Darryl Supporting Member of TMP17 Jun 2015 6:45 p.m. PST

Tom – The link works great, and the blog is quite interesting! I also ordered a copy of the Infantry in Battle book as I know nothing about skirmishes on the Belgian front.

Kris – Pushing me towards that book would only mean you would need to make cavalry as well. ;)

Huron – You are too convincing! I guess I am going to have to break down and buy some figures! Was hoping to wait until I can place a larger order (MGs and officers) to minimize shipping costs, but those figures keep screaming "buy me!"

huron72525 Jun 2015 4:43 p.m. PST

I think it was a total of $36 USD for 2 packs of Germans and 1 pack of Belgians. The Euro is close to the dollar right now. The cost to ship was roughly $10 USD to Michigan.

Oh almost forgot it took less than 2 weeks to arrive.

huron72525 Jun 2015 4:51 p.m. PST

Tom, Thank you for the pdf link to Infantry in Battle.

Kris Van Dyck26 Jun 2015 8:34 a.m. PST

Ok Darryl, about the book of the battle of Halen, I wasn't going to announce this yet but since you asked. In association with some friend over here we are building a 240x180cm terrain piece of the battlefield. All figures involved will be made by "Van Dyck Models and figurines". The attempt is to have it finished by 2018. Then we'll drag it along every waregame event we attend until everyone becomes bored with it ;)

This is an photo of a dismounted Belgian lancer I made so far:

This Ones For The Sarge24 Jun 2018 11:14 a.m. PST

Thumbs up to Kris at Van Dyck.

Superb figures – the detail on 12mm castings is outstanding. Plus great customer service.

I look forward to other releases in the WW1 range.


Pvt Snuffy28 Nov 2018 6:25 p.m. PST

I am also eagerly awaiting some more basic types like HMG crew firing and loading, gunners and guns.

I can wait in cavalry mounted / dismounted, but still want them!

Also, more shooting figures, plus prone and kneeling.

Am I asking too much?

Pvt Snuffy28 Nov 2018 8:08 p.m. PST

Dye – you're a prince of a fellow to post that link! I love the book reading it on line, and am ordering a hard copy for only $16 USD, not bad for 428 pp.

DArryl, thanks for pointing out Kallistra. I could also substitute them for the unsculpted items from Kris' line, but must say I prefer to buy two forces of just his stuff – it's just too good to fit with anyone else's!

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