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whitejamest14 Mar 2017 6:32 a.m. PST

Hi folks. I'm wondering what other makers of 15mm WW1 figures go best with Peter Pig models. I'm specifically interested in mid to late war French and Germans. I love the Pig lines, just looking for what my expansion options are. Thanks!

Queen Catherine14 Mar 2017 7:16 a.m. PST

My experience is that the best match for Peter Pig is Peter Pig. The second best is Battlfront, which tend to be on the chunky side if usually inferior products.

Personal logo Weasel Supporting Member of TMP14 Mar 2017 8:00 a.m. PST

QRF matches up pretty well in my experience.

Battlefront is about the same height but a bit chunkier in build.
The style is a bit comic book but they look very animated when painted up.

dwight shrute14 Mar 2017 8:49 a.m. PST

and forged in battle ( westwind ) ; TMP link

monk2002uk14 Mar 2017 10:08 a.m. PST

Minifigs have a wide range of both French and Germans. The poses are more limited but they will add variety.


55th Division14 Mar 2017 2:03 p.m. PST

cant see any ww1 on Forged in battle site there are some very nice ww2 figures but no ww1

Tony S14 Mar 2017 2:30 p.m. PST

Here's a photo comparing Minifig, Peter Pig and Irregular. They're Russians, to be sure, but WWI. Irregular are often an overlooked source. That said, my Russian WWI are all Peter Pig (and very happy with them them) except for a command staff car for the general from Irregular. And although I am usually partial to Irregular, the flash and lack of detail on the figures and car was pretty bad.



That said, the Irregular Russian rifleman above looks quite good!

whitejamest14 Mar 2017 2:54 p.m. PST

Thanks very much for all this guys, it gives me a lot to think about!

Queen Catherine14 Mar 2017 4:47 p.m. PST

Odd – I always think of PP as a bit large, but the minifig and irregular look quite big.

I will say that I've mixed PP and Battlefront and Old Glory's "Command Decision" line in dioramas, and unless you look closely at the sculpting styles there's really not much difference. Actually, there's a pic of some Italians mixed together from all three at a friend's blog:
I think you'll find it challenging to tell any difference with the painted lead.

martin goddard Sponsoring Member of TMP15 Mar 2017 9:48 a.m. PST

Those are PP Russians from some years ago. They are not those produced nowadays. The current PP Russians are those on the PP website. There are Quite a few websites that show old PP figures as comparisons. extra Crispy has old ones as ACW comparisons (apologies if they have been updated Mark!). I certainly don't mind out of production PP figures being used as comparators, but I would prefer they add the note "these are old PP figures and not the ones they make now". This would help viewers recognise what they are being shown.



whitejamest15 Mar 2017 5:09 p.m. PST

Thanks for chiming in Martin, I'll take that in to account.

Out of curiosity, are there plans to expand the late war German and British lines to the extent of the late war French? That is a really fantastic line.

martin goddard Sponsoring Member of TMP16 Mar 2017 9:16 a.m. PST

At the moment the work is all on wW2 Russians, But WW1 always gets back on the work bench. Empty horse for Uhlans out last week.Some odds and ends for WW1 being done soon


Terry3716 Mar 2017 7:34 p.m. PST

I have used QRF and even some Essex WWII figures painted for WWI and they fit fine for me.


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