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parrskool09 Feb 2017 9:36 a.m. PST

Can anyone help ? How do you remove the hard plastic figures from the sprue in this boardgame without damaging them ? so far I have had 75% casualties (and using proper snips)

durecell09 Feb 2017 9:45 a.m. PST

I had quite a few broken pieces myself so my advice might not help but what I started doing was cutting the sprue near the connection points that break. So that when I removed the model from the sprue there was still a little bit of sprue left attached to the weak point. Then I carefully removed the last bit of sprue and it was easier than trying to cut the model out in one go.

advocate09 Feb 2017 10:05 a.m. PST

I've heard several complaints like this before, though I don't have the game myself. You might try contacting PSC with a picture of the damage and see what they say. Never hurts to ask, if you do so politely.

Personal logo Grunt1861 Supporting Member of TMP09 Feb 2017 10:06 a.m. PST

Coat delicate areas of miniature with a very thin coat of rubberised super glue, link

After allowing to completely dry use a razor saw to weaken sprue connection. Snip to finish.

parrskool09 Feb 2017 10:16 a.m. PST

Some good ideas here (though I still think I shouldn't have to do this)

wrgmr109 Feb 2017 11:17 a.m. PST


Try these, nail tech nippers, that's what I use for all my plastics.

nazrat09 Feb 2017 4:11 p.m. PST

There are several good videos on Youtube that show how to de-sprue all the guys without breaking bayonets. After watching I did two full game sets (using only clippers like the ones pictured above) and only broke two of the guys.

Even then they are still usable since the blade snaps off right at the end of the barrel so he's just carrying a rifle and it looks fine.

thabear10 Feb 2017 4:32 p.m. PST

Sometimes cutting the sprue up into much smaller sections makes it easier to remove the figures without tension being created in the plastic by the application of the snippers you use. Cutting them straight off the sprue can cause the plastic in the bayonet and rifle to bend and possible break. Try cutting the sprue first ,,, then remove the figure. I removed all of mine without a single break although it took a little longer

parrskool12 Feb 2017 4:47 a.m. PST

Thanks for all the tips. They certainly help.

BigNickR13 Feb 2017 7:59 p.m. PST

apply a little heat before cutting to make the plastic less brittle.

2 minutes in some hot tap water should be good

Clays Russians02 Mar 2017 2:44 p.m. PST

I'd use / replace them with the nice Minifig chaps. You only need about 60 or so per side. At least if and when I get at this, that is exactly what I intend to do, Russian and 1915 Germans……

By John 5421 Jun 2017 2:47 p.m. PST

I did what BigNickR suggested, and didn't break any bayonets, top tip!


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