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Gimbrail29 Jan 2016 11:24 a.m. PST

Looking for any recommendations for US Army 25mm miniatures for the Pacific War. Looking to game the Fall of the Philippines (1942), so early war khaki uniforms. Early USMC would be fine too (Guadalcanal/Wake). Haven't come across anything close enough to even kit-bash so far.

Personal logo BAMeyer Sponsoring Member of TMP29 Jan 2016 11:47 a.m. PST

Have you checked Pulp Miniatures?

SBminisguy29 Jan 2016 12:24 p.m. PST

I think Warlord/Bolt Action has what you need between standard US Army and special figures.

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If you're OK using USMC miniatures, in addition to Warlord, these companies have nice figure lines:

1. The Assault Group: link

2. Brigade Games: link

Personal logo ColCampbell Supporting Member of TMP29 Jan 2016 12:57 p.m. PST

Here's the link to Pulp Figures' US Marines in tropical uniforms figure sets. They are very nice sculpts that will fit rather nicely with Brigade Games figures.

And here are my interpretation of the Brigade Games Marines to which SBminisguy linked: link

Jim

nazrat29 Jan 2016 6:33 p.m. PST

The uniform the US army wore in the Pacific Theater was identical to the one worn in the European Theater so any of the lines out there would work just fine. As far as I know there are NO lines of Guadalcanal style Marines in 28mm out there. They would have no helmet covers, Springfield rifles, and non-tucked in pants legs.

As mentioned above only Pulp has Wake style Marines in the pie plate helmets.

Personal logo Bobgnar Supporting Member of TMP30 Jan 2016 8:29 p.m. PST

When did the M1 rifle replace the Springfield. That's one big difference between the very early World War II figures and later ones.

Montford98120 Jul 2019 4:26 p.m. PST

The M1 Garand was issued to the US Army combat units in the Philippines between April and August of 1941. Therefore the 32nd Infantry Regiment, 45th Infantry Regiment (Philippine Scouts), 57th Infantry Regiment (Philippine Scouts) and the 26th Cavalry Regiment (Philippine Scouts) were all armed with them. MacArthur requested an additional 60,000 for the Philippine Army but that request was denied. Some of these rifles and their ammunition was recaptured by the US 37th Infantry Division during the Luzon campaign in 1945.

Virginia Tory20 Sep 2020 5:45 a.m. PST

The Pacific theater uniform was NOT identical to the ETO. The only BA figures that come close are thd Marauder figures.

Regular ETO figures are overdressed and completely wrong for US Army Pacific.

Watch the combat scenes in the overdone film Thin Red Line to get a good look at the HBT style uniforms they had for the tropics.

Korea is an even bigger problem. There are no suitable figure sets offered by BA for Army troops.

Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP20 Sep 2020 9:51 a.m. PST

Gimbrail, bless him, is asking about US Army rig for the fall of the Philippines/Bataan/Corregidor. That is very early war (well by US, not Polish or Chinese standards, of course). Like Philippine Scouts?

Surely this was the British style helmet, as seen universally at Pearl Harbour, and a very different outfit/armament to US Marines in Guadalcanal, even though so soon after. Not remotely like just a few months later.

He requests 25mm figures, which these days is usually more like 28mm. I will bet we can do much more to help him with more info.

Look at any Google images of Bataan, Death March, etc to see what they wore then. Not remotely like the Bolt Action figures above. They look more like the Commonwealth troops captured in Singapore, but in longer pants/overalls/trousers/netherwear/hindgarments (what is the US military term for what covers your legs?) and long gaiters.

Maha Bandula21 Sep 2020 7:49 p.m. PST

Company B is the way to go:

Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP22 Sep 2020 12:23 a.m. PST

Now that is what I meant……….perfect!

Maha Bandula23 Sep 2020 12:36 a.m. PST

Steve Barber also has an incipient range, though I'm not convinced they're the best to be had.

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