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normsmith Inactive Member07 Aug 2016 9:38 a.m. PST

I am just enjoying the quality of the Flames of war 15mm plastic infantry (Soviet, U.S. British and German).

I would like to collect more 15mm plastics in different periods, does anyone know if any company I'd looking to expand into this area or is everything geared up just for 28mm?

JARROVIAN Supporting Member of TMP07 Aug 2016 11:04 a.m. PST

Plastic Soldier Company do them for WWII here
I don't know anyone who makes other periods though

JARROVIAN Supporting Member of TMP07 Aug 2016 11:06 a.m. PST

I tell a lie, they do them for British and Germans for WWI too

Personal logo Extra Crispy Sponsoring Member of TMP07 Aug 2016 12:10 p.m. PST

If you like plastics 1/72 would be the scale to go with I would think….

Navy Fower Wun Seven Inactive Member07 Aug 2016 2:02 p.m. PST

I think the op means hard plastic…

normsmith Inactive Member07 Aug 2016 2:27 p.m. PST

Indeed hard plastic only.

Battlefront have done really well with their plastic sculpts, They show that you can have really good animation without having to go to multi-part figures.

I would imagine that to keep their business model going, they constantly need to produce new stuff as the older lines reach saturation point. If they picked a new era, just say Crusades or some such in 15mm, I could see that doing really well. I have e-mailed them to ask if they are considering other periods, but I doubt they could reveal such plans due to commercial sensitivity.

Nick Bowler07 Aug 2016 3:05 p.m. PST

I too want 15mm plastics.

To my mind, 15mm ACW would be a big seller to whomever does them first. ACW requires large amounts of essentially similar infantry, and hence the sprues could provide 90% of an army.

Similarly, plastic French Napoleonic line infantry, or plastic Zulus would go down well.

Skeptic07 Aug 2016 3:52 p.m. PST

Early Imperial Romans would, too, I think.

Dennis Supporting Member of TMP07 Aug 2016 8:19 p.m. PST

A few years back Gordon & Hague did 15mm plastic ACWs:


Before that they also did 10mm plastic ACW:

TMP link

I don't think they are still in business; that may be because of the price point for pre-painted figures, or because they tried to do too much at once. Or it's possible that it is a thriving business and I just don't know it.

Anyway, there were several discussions on TMP at the time.

[edit] I just looked at the webpage for G&H again, and it appears the painted 15mm ACW figures referred to on it are "metal." As I recall, however, G&H also mentioned doing 15mm ACW figures in plastic, and this thread from TMP appears to confirm that:

TMP link

I'm not sure if they tried plastic first for 15mm ACW, and then went to metal, or originally announced the figures in plastic and then changed to metal, or…..?


Personal logo Wolfshanza Supporting Member of TMP07 Aug 2016 11:02 p.m. PST

If you can find them, Wargames Factory did some 15mm WWII in hard plastic.

Wealdmaster08 Aug 2016 10:14 a.m. PST

Are the Wargames Factory figures ever going to re emerge?

Personal logo Extra Crispy Sponsoring Member of TMP08 Aug 2016 2:08 p.m. PST

ACW would likely be a good line. Unless you are not very fussy about uniforms, you'd need more than one box. But 3 boxes of infantry and one of artillery and you'd be good to go for 90%. I wouldn't even bother with cavalry just let people buy metal.

Littlearmies16 Aug 2016 5:04 a.m. PST

Wealdmaster – at least some WF lines have re-emerged branded as Warlord Games figures. But then when Warlord Games bought the Pro Gloria figures there was a box of 28mm plastic landschnecht in the offing – and that hasn't appeared.

nheastvan Inactive Member16 Aug 2016 7:01 p.m. PST

Does battlefront have plastics for their Team Yankee 1980s game? Or is it just like one tanks kit per side or something?

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