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Stuart at Great Escape Games Sponsoring Member of TMP23 Jun 2017 3:22 p.m. PST

Our first wave of Romanians consists of two 10-man rifle squads and a 4-man command squad. They are compatible size wise with Artizan, Bad Squiddo, Crusader, Warlord. Sculpted by Alan Marsh.

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Disco Joe23 Jun 2017 3:24 p.m. PST

Nice.

Personal logo HidaSeku Supporting Member of TMP23 Jun 2017 3:51 p.m. PST

The photography of your minis is fantastic. They all look great, and the scenes are very believable. Well done!

LostPict Supporting Member of TMP23 Jun 2017 3:57 p.m. PST

These look great. Would these do for late war eastern front?

79thPA Supporting Member of TMP23 Jun 2017 4:25 p.m. PST

That's something different.

28mm Fanatik23 Jun 2017 4:59 p.m. PST

They fought well. No one could have held the German flank outside of Stalingrad any better with what they had under similar conditions.

Pizzagrenadier23 Jun 2017 5:39 p.m. PST

Nice to see a new range. What LMG are they carrying? Any chance of seeing some bare metal pics?

Stuart at Great Escape Games Sponsoring Member of TMP24 Jun 2017 1:58 a.m. PST

It's a ZB30. And, LostPict, they are perfect for the Eastern Front. They are also perfect for fighting following the Romanian switch to the Allied side in August '44.

There are 4 waves of Romanians to come and this is the first. Next wave in July/August, followed by further waves in the winter.

Stuart at Great Escape Games Sponsoring Member of TMP24 Jun 2017 4:09 a.m. PST

Comparison for size:

Fred Cartwright24 Jun 2017 4:23 a.m. PST

Very nice. An interesting choice of kit to use with Romanians. Czech, German, French, captured Soviet and home produced. I am not sure what the plans are for the range, but it may be worth knowing that Gothic Line Miniatures do separate heads with mountain troops berets and the pointy Romanian fur hat.

Stuart at Great Escape Games Sponsoring Member of TMP24 Jun 2017 6:02 a.m. PST

We'll end up doing around 70 different figures!

Pizzagrenadier24 Jun 2017 6:21 a.m. PST

Good to hear Stuart! Love the zb 30. I like how I'll be able to run these against both Soviets and Germans.

Thanks for releasing these!

Griefbringer24 Jun 2017 6:41 a.m. PST

Both of the squads pictured seem to come with a Panzerfaust wielding fellow, which would suggest that they are intended for quite late war. When did the Romanians receive those weapons first?

Stuart at Great Escape Games Sponsoring Member of TMP24 Jun 2017 6:58 a.m. PST

1943 for the faust.

Stuart at Great Escape Games Sponsoring Member of TMP25 Jun 2017 3:10 p.m. PST

Here's a sneak peak of a figure from the next wave:

Pizzagrenadier26 Jun 2017 1:02 p.m. PST

Nice!

GoodOldRebel26 Jun 2017 2:01 p.m. PST

Stunning! That's another Chain of Command platoon then! Any chance of some late war Hungarians?

Personal logo HidaSeku Supporting Member of TMP26 Jun 2017 2:33 p.m. PST

That sneak peak looks fantastic! Wow!

Stuart at Great Escape Games Sponsoring Member of TMP26 Jun 2017 4:47 p.m. PST

There may be a chance, Rebel, but after the 2nd, 3rd and 4th waves of Romanians!

Thanks for all your kind words, folks!

andysyk21 Jul 2017 7:38 a.m. PST

Well done for this product, a much neglected subject.

Bindon Blood23 Jul 2017 4:45 a.m. PST

lovely looking figures, any chance of a pack of 3 or 4 infantrymen with rifles for those who might want to set their Romanians in 1942 and don't need the faust?

Fred Cartwright24 Jul 2017 1:28 a.m. PST

Agree on the Faust wielding figures. Warlord do the same with a lot of their metal box sets. I would prefer to see Faust armed figures as a seperate pack so you can add them if you want to.

BattleSausage11 Aug 2017 2:03 p.m. PST

I am getting ready to place an order for these, they look great.

How will they fit in with the RoE rules?

Mark 1 Supporting Member of TMP11 Aug 2017 4:16 p.m. PST

Lovely figures. Not my scale, but still I very much appreciate seeing them.

Some of the aspects of the figures (so far) that I appreciate:

- Many, but not all, have rolled greatcoats across their torsos (Romanians often did this, similar to Russians).

- The helmets are nicely modeled. This give some distinction to the Romanian figures. But … not every figure wears a helmet. Again, this tracks my readings on Romanian forces. Might be nice to add one set/group/few in Adrian helmets as the offering grows.

- Can't really see the ZB30 too well, but that ZB53 looks superb! And distinctive! Oh I wish I had one (several) in my scale! For those who don't know, the Romanians used Czech MGs … so these are going to look like the LMGs carried by your favorite Brits (the Bren was a license-built update of the ZB30, and looks identical except for the curve to the mag) and like the MG sticking out of the front of your favorite Brit tank turret (the Besa 7.92mm mg on your Crusaders and Cromwells is a vehicle-mount version of the ZB53).

- Nice to see a few (not too many) Orita SMGs. These might also be supplemented with PPSh's, which were captured and put into service in numbers probably almost as large as the indigenous Oritas. It was policy that the SMGs would be the weapons of platoon and section leaders, so the leadership poses should frequently be armed with these. They were also frequently provided to the 2nd man in the tank hunter teams, which is how it appears in the pic.

- Fausts are appropriate for late war. They were provided by the Germans in some reasonably large quantities. The Romanian army learned to train tank hunters in each platoon ("vanatori de care"), who typically operated in two-man teams (one lookout / guard, one hunter). So the "faustnik" figures should probably be carrying a second faust as well, or other AT weapons, as AT work would have been that lucky fellow's primary role. Earlier in the war the vanatori might have carried a satchel charge, grenade cluster, tellermine, or captured PTRS AT rifle.

It will be interesting to see what gets added as the line fills out.

I have a 6mm Romanian force, which is built on GHQ's Romanian infantry, with Czech tanks (the Romanian R-2 was the same Skoda tank as the German Pz35t), French tanks (R-35s), German tanks for late war (Pz IVH and StuG III) French, German and Russian trucks (Malaxa built spare parts for Ford Model A trucks, which helped them keep captured Russian GAZ-AAs in service), French prime movers (the French UE Chenillette was built in Romania by Malaxa), Bofors 37mm, Boehler/Breda 47mm and German-provided Pak97/38 75mm AT guns, French 75mm field guns, Skoda 100mm howitzers, French Schneider 105mm guns, SM.79jr bombers, Hs-129 ground attack planes … there's just so much wonderful variety with WW2 Romanians!

-Mark
(aka: Mk 1)

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