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Ferreo Cuore15 Sep 2018 6:24 a.m. PST

What are good resources for OEF, especially USA forces 2007-2009.

Especially want to find color images for painting, like Osprey book, for Empress modern USA & Taliban figures and vehicles. The digital camo uniform is strange looking, and painting it is intimidating thought!

I am certain there must be a lot on web since this is so recent, but this also makes it hard to find better sites.

Actually, given the expensive Empress figs, anyone have nice alternatives? But they are lovely figures.

much thanks.

willthepiper15 Sep 2018 8:10 a.m. PST

The Force on Force supplement, "Enduring Freedom" covers the 2007-2009 time period, and includes a one-page painting guide, along with colour photos and drawings of US and coalition forces. And, coincidentally, is published by Osprey!

As for miniatures, I am a big fan of the Eureka figures, but they are not any less expensive than those from Empress.

willthepiper15 Sep 2018 12:45 p.m. PST

Another alternative to Empress is to use smaller scale figures, like 20 mm or 15 mm. Elhiem has a great selection of figures in 1/72, and you can access a much larger range of vehicles from many different manufacturers.


I'm already committed to 28mm, though, so I'm not in a position to really comment on the smaller figures. :)

Stalkey and Co26 Jun 2021 10:53 a.m. PST

Hmmm, this is a great question.

I've gone with the Empress Miniatures Taliban, and I will check out the OEF book – a pal has it.

Anyone have other good color sources?

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