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Personal logo Captain DEwell Supporting Member of TMP24 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;

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Amazing animation and excellent painting. Very exciting discovery!

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

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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.

foxweasel Supporting Member of TMP24 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 Operations Inactive Member24 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 info@spectreminiatures.com and we'll get it sorted asap.

Personal logo Captain DEwell Supporting Member of TMP25 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.

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