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iaretehbanres30 Mar 2017 9:12 a.m. PST

I started putting together my first 28mm armies for early war Brits and Germans.

From the British perspective, I'm spoiled for choice – so many sculpts on offer with some really quality work.

However, with early-war Germans, I'm a bit stumped… Great War and Renegade have some lovely sets, but not a huge range and I can't seem to fine anything that will fit with them.

I've added 2 NCOs and an officer from the beautiful and detailed Mutton Chop minis but they undoubtedly look a little… thin next to the others.

With Brits, I've got away with adding some Woodbines against my Renegade and Great War minis by raising the bases to give them a little more height. They look passable at a glance and, as they will be making up their own sections of Lewis gunners and bombers, won't spend a lot of time next to their thicker comrades, anyway.

Any suggestions for Germans that might blend in a little better?

Fanch du Leon30 Mar 2017 9:53 a.m. PST

Mutton shop has wonderful early Germans. Sold by Empress Miniatures, if I'm not mistaken.

Personal logo Jeff Ewing Supporting Member of TMP30 Mar 2017 2:06 p.m. PST

Brigade Games do some very fine Germans.

iaretehbanres31 Mar 2017 2:22 a.m. PST

I do like the Brigade Games germans in greatcoats, but might look odd amongst all the others in tunics.

Have they ever made them without greatcoats as they look very fine indeed!

monk2002uk31 Mar 2017 3:30 a.m. PST

Old Glory 25s have a German range, specifically the reservists in Pickelhaube.

link

Robert

iaretehbanres31 Mar 2017 4:56 a.m. PST

Yeah, I saw them – how do they size-up against Great War and Renegade?

monk2002uk31 Mar 2017 5:00 a.m. PST

Pretty well. I have the German tank crew and they don't look out of place with the Great War Miniatures.

Robert

Royston Papworth31 Mar 2017 1:13 p.m. PST

I've always felt the Renegade figures are more 1915 than 1914….

monk2002uk31 Mar 2017 1:22 p.m. PST

Renegade WW1G06 and WW1G07 are 1915 at the earliest. Grenades weren't issued to infantry until 1915. Gas masks later still. But the other figures are fine for 1914, including the Jaeger.

Robert

Big Red Supporting Member of TMP02 Apr 2017 10:57 a.m. PST

Did German Pioneers have grenades in 1914?

monk2002uk02 Apr 2017 2:18 p.m. PST

Pioneers did, yes.

Robert

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