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whitejamest25 Jul 2018 2:06 p.m. PST

I haven't had as much painting time recently as I'd like, but my 15mm WWI project continues. I recently took pictures of the latest batch to come off the line 9 more French and 5 more Germans. The figures are a mix of Peter Pig and Irregular, and you can see them here if you're interested:
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These guys are all Peter Pig. The only modification was the addition of a scope to one of the crouching riflemen, and the removal of his bayonet. His role is clear.

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These guys are grenadiers from Irregular. I chopped off the pedestals from under their feet to make them sit slightly lower and blend in better with the Peter Pig Figures.

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Here are three Irregular figures (pedestals removed, heads cut off and swapped, arms reposed and a couple items added to hands) along with two Peter Pig figures.

The officer is from Peter Pig's WW2 line I shaved off the pockets from his chest to make him slightly more WWI appropriate. The guy next to him originally had a submachinegun, but I cut that off and made him a little double barreled shotgun from brass rods. He's a trench raider who likes to take a hunting piece with him.

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Wargamorium25 Jul 2018 2:57 p.m. PST

Very impressive!

Tony S25 Jul 2018 3:03 p.m. PST

Awesome! Really nice shading.

Colonel Bogey25 Jul 2018 3:07 p.m. PST

Very nice!

shirleys painting25 Jul 2018 3:22 p.m. PST

Very nice! I quite like the assault figures with the body armor and shield.

I played in a ww1 game at historiccon in summer of 1997(I think?) and the rules were a home brewed game called "Trench Fight". I played a platoon of french Zouaves. And My platoon went the furthest into the german trenches.

I went right to the dealers hall and looked high and low for 15mm WW1 figures and sadly the only ones to be had were MINIFIGS, which were complete crap(I bought some, which are still here. The lumps of metal on the bottom of the bases and the flash itself…) and these days I do like the Peter Pig figures, I just feel they need more.

But anyway, very nice work.

whitejamest26 Jul 2018 8:11 a.m. PST

Thanks very much guys, appreciate it.

Shirleys painting, that sounds like it was a pretty memorable game. Yeah, I'd be pretty happy to see even more WWI sets from Peter Pig, but at least for the basic stuff it's a great resource. I'm thinking to supplement what I've got with a few bits from Battlefront, which I think should be a decent fit size-wise. Just wish they offered their stuff in smaller packs.

Vimy Ridge26 Jul 2018 3:34 p.m. PST

Lovely brush work!

monk2002uk26 Jul 2018 8:32 p.m. PST

Battlefront is an excellent fit with Peter Pig. With the French, I used BF for the trench mortars and the tanks for example. BF does the Americans, which are not available at all in Peter Pig.

Robert

whitejamest27 Jul 2018 8:58 a.m. PST

Thanks Vimy Ridge.

Robert, yes that is just what I was thinking for the French – trench mortars and tanks. I won't mind picking up a few specialist figures for both sides too. Glad to hear they've been a good match in your experience.

Lion in the Stars27 Jul 2018 6:55 p.m. PST

I'm thinking to supplement what I've got with a few bits from Battlefront, which I think should be a decent fit size-wise. Just wish they offered their stuff in smaller packs.

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It's a full platoon. Tough to make that much smaller without going to weapon packs. 8 guys with rifles, 8 guys with LMGs, etc.

And honestly, I think a platoon pack is better marketing.

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