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figman114 Apr 2018 10:19 a.m. PST

Just wondering if these are still available to purchase and from where? I have lots of vehicles for the '39 campaign, I just need the troops.

Thanks!

nnascati Supporting Member of TMP14 Apr 2018 12:16 p.m. PST

Wargames Foundry makes great Poles for 1939.

Emilio15 Apr 2018 2:20 a.m. PST

I'm afraid that it'll be very difficult for you to find those minis. And if you find them, they'll be in a very bad shape.
Nevertheless, Xan (from Xan Miniatures), the original sculptor of Fantassin/warmodelling miniatures, is planning on relaunching the old Fantassin/Warmodelling catalogue, with new modeled miniatures of better quality. Polish WWII are on the planning. So you have to wait. Itīll take some time.

Maha Bandula15 Apr 2018 6:29 a.m. PST

Excellent news, Emilio!

Figman1, you may want to consider the Under Fire Poles in lieu of Xan's rereleases. However, it's its the original Warmodelling figures you want, I do believe Stonewall Figures stocks them.

figman115 Apr 2018 7:53 a.m. PST

Thanks to all for the help! Those Under Fire Poles do look very nice. I'm guessing the only difference between the Westerplatte uniform and regular uniform would be the absence of a pack on the back and the naval officers?

Personal logo Extra Crispy Sponsoring Member of TMP15 Apr 2018 7:58 a.m. PST

Still available from Stonewall who now do all the casting of those ranges:

link

genew49 Supporting Member of TMP15 Apr 2018 8:00 a.m. PST

Take a look at Early War Miniatures.
link

Greebs15 Apr 2018 9:54 a.m. PST

The Foundry 20mm range is limited, but are nicer sculpts than EWM and better cast than the legally/morally ropey Stonewall offerings (though that is a super low bar to clear…), so worth throwing into a mix.

Maha Bandula15 Apr 2018 6:33 p.m. PST

Greebs, fraid I'm not sure what the problem with Stonewall is? The Capitan Games website states very clearly that Stonewall is the exclusive stockist of the old Fantassin range.

figman 1, for games with the Black Brigade (not sure what your preferred ruleset is, but for scenarios have a look at the relevant Skirmish Campaigns volume) FAA Miniatures and Shell Hole Scenics ough to set you right.

Greebs16 Apr 2018 4:19 a.m. PST

There is a (to my knowledge ongoing, seemingly due to Capitan's lack of co-operation…) legal bruhaha in the Spanish courts over the legality of Capitan's claim to ownership of the range.

There was a lengthy thread somewhere on the boards about it last year.

Xan Miniatures Sponsoring Member of TMP16 Apr 2018 9:42 a.m. PST

Easy. Stonewall, has no permission or right to reproduce those thumbnails. Capitan Games and Stonewall, have a deserved reputation for having made pirated copies of many brands.
In addition the molds that Stonewall has, is in a sorry state, you can only get horrible "metal" masses Because to know what alloy these people use with so few scruples.

figman116 Apr 2018 11:48 a.m. PST

Hi Xan, do you have any time frame in mind for the re-release of these miniatures?

Xan Miniatures Sponsoring Member of TMP17 Apr 2018 3:51 p.m. PST

Unfortunately, I can not give timeframes. My health has not been good in recent years. It seems that problem ended, but there is a lot of work ahead. Finally, I also had to undergo surgery due to two hernias and I must be at rest one season.
But I will return with more strength than ever and I must say that, at least half a dozen times, I have been about to take those Poles to improve them, add some poses and put them on the market. They will be really new minis.
That could happen soon enough.
I appreciate very much all the interest wath all of you put in my work and the great support that you have all given me, has been encouragement for me. Thank you.

PeterH21 Jul 2018 8:12 p.m. PST

Are the US airborne available yet?

7dot62mm23 Jul 2018 11:11 a.m. PST

I would advise against getting any of the pirated Captain Games figures. I did (before knowing their status) and they are not pretty to look at.

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