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tuscaloosa Inactive Member26 Jul 2017 12:05 p.m. PST

Posting this on behalf of Tim Tilson:

Does anyone make WWII 15mm Italians in tropical helmets as they would have been worn in the East Africa campaign of 1940-41?

Also, are there any manufacturers for WWII 15mm South Africans in their big helmet again for East Africa?

genew49 Supporting Member of TMP26 Jul 2017 2:41 p.m. PST

Old Glory 25 produces Italian infantry in the Desert in their Command Decision Range.

If you're thinking of 20 mm take a look at Early War Miniatures:

Personal logo Jeff Ewing Supporting Member of TMP26 Jul 2017 4:40 p.m. PST

Peter Pig do WWI British sun helmet heads that might work for the SA "Polo helmet," ( ) and slouch hats, which Union troops also wore. Put these on a mix of 8th Army bodies and regular British and you've got South Africans. PP also do sun helmet heads for their Italian line.

tuscaloosa Inactive Member26 Jul 2017 5:26 p.m. PST

Tim thanks you both!

Personal logo jhancock Supporting Member of TMP26 Jul 2017 7:17 p.m. PST

Eureka 15mm Italians and their allies for East Africa. Not 18mm giants, so they fit well with PP.

I use the 15mm PP 14th Army with head swaps as well for my Union troops. I also use the PP 8th Army for Sudanese troops.

Eureka also offer Abyssinians suitable for resisting the Italians.

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