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Dogged03 Feb 2016 12:39 a.m. PST

Wargames Illustrated has pictures of the sprue "created by Wargames Factory of Ultramodern multipose warriors. These were never released prior to the deal made with Warlord Games. The idea behind the sprue is that you can use the weapons attached to the arms or the spare items to create warriors from a number of different armies, so you can use the AK74 arm and a suitable head for Russian troops, the M4 arm for US forces or the SA80 arm for UK troops for a range of theatres of operation."

Now that is GREAT!

28mm cheap (expected) infantry!

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Dogged03 Feb 2016 12:45 a.m. PST

Dogged03 Feb 2016 12:47 a.m. PST

Dogged03 Feb 2016 12:48 a.m. PST

It goes on to say "that Warlord Games have re-designed the sprue to include more torsos and legs, so you can construct more figures per sprue but still have a range of weapon and other options."

Like these:

Prince Rupert of the Rhine03 Feb 2016 1:08 a.m. PST

ohhhhh potential Imperial guard proxies for 40k if the pricing is right.

Griefbringer03 Feb 2016 3:10 a.m. PST

Good looking sprues, though I am left wondering how accurately the basic uniform can be used to represent various current militaries. However, for near future anti-zombie special forces, mercenaries etc. these look very promising.

The amount of weapons is pretty mind-blowing, though. I could count over 30 weapons per sprue, including several rocket launchers. That is a plenty of spares to use for all sorts of conversions!

Vampifan0103 Feb 2016 3:55 a.m. PST

This will be a definite must have purchase.

14th Brooklyn03 Feb 2016 6:53 a.m. PST

It is a really interesting selection of weapons… should finally allow me to create those Polish forces i have wanted for ages!

Personal logo Dentatus Supporting Member of TMP Fezian03 Feb 2016 6:57 a.m. PST

Very nice.

Personal logo Private Matter Supporting Member of TMP03 Feb 2016 7:45 a.m. PST

Darn, just when I said no more figures until I have everything I currently own assembled and at least primed. This promise is out the window.

shaun from s and s models Supporting Member of TMP03 Feb 2016 9:08 a.m. PST

those look very good, ideal for modern coin ops games

PilGrim03 Feb 2016 9:14 a.m. PST

Hmm – the RPG ammo looks wrong – seems as though they have done the warhead \ projectile but not the propellant \ booster???

22ndFoot03 Feb 2016 9:36 a.m. PST

Will the Minimi and other section machine guns be included as well? Otherwise it will be tricky to construct squads/sections with the right weapons.

PilGrim03 Feb 2016 10:00 a.m. PST

and the guns look a bit oversized too – but I suspect I will still buy them :-)

Griefbringer03 Feb 2016 10:42 a.m. PST

Will the Minimi and other section machine guns be included as well?

Looking at the sprue pics, there seems to be included L86 LSW (or actually two) for the Tommies. If you look at the assembled figures, the kneeling one with balaclava actually has one in his hands (plus an RPG strapped to his back just in case).

Other than that, I cannot spot any other weapons with bipods, though underslung grenade launchers seem to be available in decent numbers.

Griefbringer03 Feb 2016 11:12 a.m. PST

Actually, on closer look there is another weapon with bipod, though it is not very well visible. This weapon seems to be the Chinese QBB-95 light support weapon, and again two of these are included on the sprue. Should provide some extra firepower for PLA anti-zombie teams (though apparently there is also an export version firing 5.56 NATO rounds).

Earl of the North03 Feb 2016 11:46 a.m. PST

Those are nice, seems like its based more on the Call of Duty shooter games with the wide choice of weapons than any actual national army…..looks like it would be easy to produce the special forces types and the opposing forces from the same box as well.

Dogged04 Feb 2016 6:53 a.m. PST

There are AK74s, Galils, M4s (maybe the H&K versions too?), L86s (with LMG version?), launchers both underbarrel (H&K, M203) and big RPGs… Lack of Minimi is a big fault, but there's no AK LMG neither. Nor sniper weapons, maybe another sprue would have them? The combination of this sprue with the survivors and the bikers (this one unreleased too) ones give HUGE possibilities…

CAPTAIN BEEFHEART05 Feb 2016 5:44 a.m. PST

On the 'survivor' packs made by the same company there are boatloads of spare weapons as well so there are no end of
weapon choices. Rifles, pistols, shot guns and even a revolving grenade launcher.

Lion in the Stars05 Feb 2016 7:42 p.m. PST

Still needs the belt-fed LMGs, though.

Valator06 Feb 2016 12:33 a.m. PST

I see they kept the nifty stackable sprue design. That's cool.

Balthazar Marduk06 Feb 2016 3:46 a.m. PST

I think I'm going with this after finding out that The Walking Dead is going to be using those stupid dice with the dumb pictures on them instead of numbers.

Pfelpensson26 Dec 2016 4:56 p.m. PST

Possibly a zombie topic (pardon the pun), but having bought a few different SAW/LMG options from various sites, the best scale fit I've found is this one from TAG:

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Part time gamer18 Mar 2017 11:59 p.m. PST

Dogged
..the sprue "created by Wargames Factory of Ultramodern multipose warriors. ..never released prior to the deal made with Warlord Games.
..Warlord Games have re-designed the sprue.. so you can construct more figures per sprue but still have a range of weapon and other options."
refering to their own "Project Z" Im sure. They do look great.
But it also makes one wonder; "what else did WF have produced, that was never released?"
Private Matter
just when I said no more figures until I have everything I currently own assembled and at least primed.
Dont feel bad. If we all kept that promise, the industry would go into shock. LOL

Griefbringer20 Mar 2017 6:35 a.m. PST

But it also makes one wonder; "what else did WF have produced, that was never released?"

There was the WF biker set, that was previewed somewhere by WF but never released by them. It has been released in the Warlond in the Project Z range.

Also the WF AWI range was early on publicized as to (eventually) contain six different sets. WF released four of these, while the last two (Hessians and artillery) were first released by Warlord.

roving bandit20 Mar 2017 8:42 p.m. PST

I wish Warlord had not messed with the sprue layout for these guys. Having 4 figures with their bases x2 sprues per box would have been way better than what we ended up with. As it is, you really only get 4 of each weapon family, 4 of each helmet type, and are almost forced to make a anti-tank figure per sprue.
As someone who is building them for Project Z, I don't feel quite so restricted to keep my gear nation specific. But I can see where someone who wanted these for some other modern game would be upset.

Part time gamer22 Mar 2017 1:23 a.m. PST

I can understand "having" AT weapon options on the sprue, even though its generally for an APOC themed game.
This allows gamers to use them for 3rd world or modern combat wargames.
But I honestly dont see much of need for that type of weapon in that kind of game.
But it can depend on how you choose to play your game also.

"HOWEVER'.. I think making only a limited number of options, if thats the case,
so that you 'almost have' to make one of the figures using the AT options, its kind of putting your 'buyers' in corner.
Taking away -their- options to choose how they are built.
Again if thats the case regarding number of weapons available.

Griefbringer22 Mar 2017 2:39 a.m. PST

Again if thats the case regarding number of weapons available.

Below is a picture of the sprue contents from Warlord website, compare to the earlier layout posted above.

You still get more than enough parts to equip all of the models with assault rifles. However, the selection of left arms seems to be rather limited, there being no extra ones.

picture

roving bandit23 Mar 2017 10:35 a.m. PST

There are enough assault rifles of your choice if you don't mind doing the customizing using the loose guns.
There are only 4 of each weapon family (M4, AKs, etc.) with the arms already attached.
There is not enough of the armor add on bits (groin guard, butt cover).
There are exactly 8 left arms, one of which is designed specifically for the anti-tank weapon options.

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