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The H Man16 Oct 2017 10:38 p.m. PST

Looking for 15mm acw in plastic.

I prefer hard plastic but with the scale soft may do. Metal would be better, purly a price issue. OK, and nostalgia regarding napolionic and acw on the back of comic books.

Seems most boxes have 1/? scale on box. Not helping. Does 1/85 sound right?

Any ideas on best manufacturer or products?


Guthroth16 Oct 2017 11:15 p.m. PST

15mm is closest to 1/100

martin goddard Sponsoring Member of TMP17 Oct 2017 1:10 a.m. PST

I think Gordon and Hague did 15mm plastic ACW. They should be on ebay somewhere?

Apart from that, I do not think there are any (yet).

15mm would equate to about 115th scale. 1/100th would make figures very large. About 17.5 mm if an average warrior is 175cm? Of course in days of old warriors were often shorter.

PP introduced 1/100th vehicles to put with 15mm in full knowledge that the vehicles were too big. However the bulk of foot figures and the thickness of bases makes the aesthetic about right. Since then all WW2 manufacturers of 15mm have copied this idea.


parrskool17 Oct 2017 4:51 a.m. PST

Gordon and Hague 15mm plastic ACW. Are they available in the uk ???

The H Man17 Oct 2017 5:01 a.m. PST

Thanks for the responses.

1/100 is Ho. 19mm. I could go there if I have to.

Seems odd there are not more available. Especialy with assumed (wrongly) simplicity of reducing a larger scale to make a mold.

Gordon and hauge are long gone. I wander where their molds are?

Hmm… molds. Does anyone make prince August style molds for 15 acw? Then i could go nuts casting them.

martin goddard Sponsoring Member of TMP17 Oct 2017 5:19 a.m. PST

I know little about the G+H stuff. Someone here will know much ore. I believe they made 15mm and 10mm ready painted and did packs of 15mm plastic ACW too. I believe the company went dead 2 years ago but there must be a lot of their stuff out there???

Personal logo Extra Crispy Sponsoring Member of TMP17 Oct 2017 5:29 a.m. PST

Gordon & Hague long promised 15mm hard plastic ACW minis but I never saw any on the market. If any actually got released they are rare as hen's teeth. They went belly up leaving retailers (like me) in the lurch.

HO is 1/87 scale. Closer to 20mm. If you want plastic soft 1/72 or hard 28mm are your choices.

I think the issue is that 15mm is so cheap to start with, there's just not s huge upside. with 28mm you can cut the cost by 75% or more for all the main troop types. In 15mm the percentage is smaller, and coming on a smaller base.

The H Man17 Oct 2017 5:48 a.m. PST


Any ideas on 1/72?

Green Tiger17 Oct 2017 6:42 a.m. PST

1/72 hard plastic? No-one makes these as far as I am aware – if you mean the more traditional material then sets abound – check out plastic soldier review.

Personal logo Scott MacPhee Supporting Member of TMP17 Oct 2017 11:16 a.m. PST

Why plastic? 15mm metals are cheap and plentiful.

John Leahy17 Oct 2017 1:59 p.m. PST

As are 1/72 plastic figs. Check plastic soldier review. Strelets have recently released some very nice sets.



Wargamer Dave17 Oct 2017 4:39 p.m. PST

Have you thought about 10mm instead? It will definitely be cheaper. But barring that there are loads of amazing metal ranges.

The H Man17 Oct 2017 11:08 p.m. PST

Thanks all.

I think hard plastic is out. Unless I convert some other set, was thinking flames of war.

Perhaps I will have to go with metal. 15 feels more traditional than 10, but it cant hurt to look.

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