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Captain DEwell24 Jan 2017 9:28 a.m. PST

What I like about this hobby is the way I still get surprised by exceptionally good new figures. The Tier 1 figures released by Spectre Miniatures are among the finest I have seen In a while but two in particular stand out. These two fellows;



Amazing animation and excellent painting. Very exciting discovery!

Can you recommend any modern day type scenarios maybe a particular book? Thanks

link to Spectre Miniatures web site

Lowtardog24 Jan 2017 11:01 a.m. PST

I have a good few of their figures and the rules are good, brutal and fast. what I have been doing is using the Force on force ambush alley scenario books which are superb reference and detail, Afghanistan, Iraq, special ops and bush wars as a basis and swap out for my own collection.

Avoid getting hung up on the costs or rather points from the rules as the scenario generated game is much more rewarding. To avoid lots of militia to match points wise use hidden set up regeneration of dead militia OPFOR types you cant beat the scenarios in the aforementioned books for this in all honesty

Lowtardog24 Jan 2017 11:03 a.m. PST

Film and TV are also your friend, such as 13 hours, Sicario, the Unit, Strike Back which deal with special ops etc, each one is a scenario waiting to be played out

Oberlindes Sol LIC24 Jan 2017 1:44 p.m. PST

Likewise historical situations can inspire scenarios, from accurate simulations to freer interpretations. You could set the Mayaguez Incident in contemporary times, for example, but have the pirates be a covert PLA unit.

Those are great-looking figures with excellent paint jobs.

Norrins24 Jan 2017 2:07 p.m. PST

They'd make good proxies for the male cast members of the modern Hawaii 5-0.

egoodlander24 Jan 2017 2:31 p.m. PST

Nice figures….if you get them. A year ago my son Andrew ordered from them, then no product, then weeks later, we are shipping your order but no product. In the end we are out 50 bucks and no recourse as they are in the UK. So good luck. Friends have ordered and received product. They are the ONLY company of the 30 we have ordered from that straight ripped us off.

foxweasel24 Jan 2017 4:24 p.m. PST

I think they've upped their game after quite a few complaints, I ordered from them last week and received the figures 3 days later.

Space Ghost Supporting Member of TMP24 Jan 2017 7:02 p.m. PST

If you order via credit card, contact your card company if a seller fails to deliver goods; they can often get the money back regardless of location. I ended up never placing an order after seeing the problems others had.

Spectre Operations24 Jan 2017 10:17 p.m. PST

Hi guys. We had some teething problems early on that we hope have been ironed out. If there is an outstanding issue, please drop us a line at and we'll get it sorted asap.

Captain DEwell25 Jan 2017 10:05 a.m. PST

Lowtardog and Oberlindes, thanks for your suggestions.

Lowtardog25 Jan 2017 10:52 a.m. PST

There is also an active facebook group if you use them which has a good community

Lion in the Stars25 Jan 2017 3:22 p.m. PST

I ordered quite a pile of stuff from them, probably $100 USD worth (lots of civvies). Arrived just fine, I just need to find time to get them painted.

Field Marshal31 Mar 2017 10:03 p.m. PST

What sort of scenario and theatre would these be good for?

Personal logo Private Matter Supporting Member of TMP01 Apr 2017 4:40 p.m. PST

I have several of these figures, and in fact just got a bunch more from Spectre, I use them with the rules Black Ops and ATZ. I'm in the process of learning Force on Force and see them as good for that. I've placed three orders with them over the past year and have never had an issue.

piglet19 Apr 2017 1:22 p.m. PST

I would recommend them, I have had no problem with them at all.

Henry Martini19 Apr 2017 6:26 p.m. PST

With slight weapon mods they'd pass as right-wing militia in an ACW2 setting.

Lion in the Stars19 Apr 2017 11:34 p.m. PST

@Field Marshal: well, the obvious scenario would be Western intelligence agency troops on a raid.

Another option would be DEA undercover types doing a Ghost Recon type game.

As Henry Martini mentions, they'd also work as well-armed "civilians" or militia types in all sorts of scenarios in the US.

I'd really like for Spectre Minis to do some female civilians. Yeah, I know burkhas aren't very interesting, but you can still do a variety of them.

Gunfreak Supporting Member of TMP14 May 2017 12:37 p.m. PST

Just placed my first order with them(SAS jungle) will paint them up as SEALs

Uncle Buster14 Aug 2017 11:51 a.m. PST

Spectre are utterly HORRIBLE at responding to their e-mail. They say to remind them if no reply has been received within 48 hours, but even after giving them plenty of time, and then following up several times still no response!

The rules are good and some of the miniatures are quite good, but timely customer service is NON EXISTENT. I don't care if they're a "small startup", responding to customers in a timely manner is a requirement to STAY in business.

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