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lomb83113 May 2018 9:05 p.m. PST

I recently purchased the new US Winter Airborne from Warlord. I was disappointed in the squad composition. They have only 2 figures with the Garand Rifle, 5 Smg, 1 BAR and 2 with Carbines. Beside the low number of Rifleman, the figures seem to be smaller in size and girth compared to the plastic and earlier metal armies.
The Australians are just the opposite, to tall compared to the other armies and very thin.
The British Winter fit in perfectly with the other armies.
Anyone else notice the lack of Rifleman in Warlord squads and their love of Mp44 and other SMgs as opposed to rifleman and the size difference lately in their figures

Pizzagrenadier13 May 2018 9:30 p.m. PST

I don't believe they have ever gotten the US rifle squad structure and weapon loadout correct. It's annoying.

Agreed on the preponderance of STG-44s too. It'd be useful to sell rifles and LMG teams separately (they used to IIRC).

I don't buy their WWII figs as much any more due to the incorrect weapon mix or strength and their inconsistent size.

I might make an exception for their winter Brits which do look brilliant and manage to get the weapons and unit size correct. Their BEF and the Polish Black Brigade and Poles in Trenchcoats are excellent as well.

Agreed that their newer releases are generally a miss for me.

Others mileage may vary of course…

Northern Monkey13 May 2018 11:04 p.m. PST

They don't use historical unit structures in Bolt Action. The squads are designed to match their point system.

jdginaz14 May 2018 12:10 a.m. PST

Yeah Warlord's weapon selection for the plastics are ridiculous. I was just looking at the new US Army sprue. Too many M1 Carbines and a Shotgun. Really a shotgun?!?! The Army didn't us shotguns combat prisoner guards used shotguns.

79thPA Supporting Member of TMP14 May 2018 5:16 a.m. PST

A shotgun would come in handy for the PTO. I think Northern Monkey hit the nail on the head -- they sell figures for their rules -- they are not particularly concerned about actual TO&Es.

saltflats192914 May 2018 5:47 a.m. PST

Great load out to refight Call of Duty video games though.

Minibeady14 May 2018 5:39 p.m. PST

It's incredibly disappointing, and a major reason for my switch to other manufacturers, and playing Chain of Commend instead. I'd highly recommend Chain of Command as a more historical set of rules, and really struck gold with the fruits of backing the Disposable Heroes 2 Kickstarter in terms of great and historically armed figures. I ran into the issue of Warlord's seeming obsession with SMGs early, playing Finns, where more figures with SMGs came in their boxes than I could use in a squad.

uglyfatbloke Inactive Member15 May 2018 4:44 a.m. PST

All manufacturers do this to varying degrees…far too many SMGs etc and far too many figures pointing and waving arms.

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