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MiniPigs Supporting Member of TMP23 Sep 2018 7:27 p.m. PST

In unlimited quantities but only to use for your own wargames, whose would you choose for the following categories?

1. Tanks/AFVs
2. Softskins
3. Artillery
4. Soldiers

I'm thinking 20mm-1/72-1/76 but feel free to submit your dream list for any scale (Just indicate scale)

Personal logo Doctor X Supporting Member of TMP23 Sep 2018 10:20 p.m. PST

Lucotte 54mm Napoleonics

Lee49423 Sep 2018 11:07 p.m. PST

Across all scales

1. AFVs. Battlefront FoW with GHQ close second mostly cause I can't see them!
2. Transport. GHQ wider range than FoW
3. Artillery. FoW/GHQ
4. Soldiers. Warlord/Bolt Action plastic followed by what used to be ESCI 1/72 plastics

My real dream is either that I could see the GHQ scale which is gorgeous and extensive OR that a comprehensive range of AFVs was available in 28mm. IMHO there is some great 20mm 1/72 stuff out there and I have a ton of it, but I've never, repeat never, found anyone else within 50 miles who games it but me. And I've been gaming over 50 years. Never seems to have caught on!

Cheers!

deephorse24 Sep 2018 2:33 a.m. PST

1. Dragon pre-paints / Plastic Soldier Company

2. PSC

3. Hinchliffe / PSC

4. AB figures / Adler

14Bore24 Sep 2018 3:37 a.m. PST

After probably in it for thousands any.

Fred Cartwright24 Sep 2018 6:26 a.m. PST

Would depend on the scale I decided to go for.
28mm it would be Rubicon, Rubicon, Rubicon and Empress Miniatures.
20mm would be PSC, PSC, PSC or Hinchliffe and AB Figures. Sorry Leon, but Tony just edges it for me.
15mm Peter Pig for all 4.
6mm GHQ, GHQ, GHQ and Heroics and Ross.

Fred Cartwright24 Sep 2018 6:28 a.m. PST

1. AFVs. Battlefront FoW with GHQ close second mostly cause I can't see them!
2. Transport. GHQ wider range than FoW
3. Artillery. FoW/GHQ
4. Soldiers. Warlord/Bolt Action plastic followed by what used to be ESCI 1/72 plastics

That is going to be a very strange looking army where the infantry can stomp all over the artillery!

wargamingUSA24 Sep 2018 8:17 a.m. PST

AB 20mmm figures.
EWM 20mm resin-metal AFVs and softskins.
SHQ 20mm Artillery.

Honorable Mentions:
Covert Intervention- Combat Mins and Force20 20mm figures.
Adler 20mm figures, but their WWII offerings are still very limited.
Conquest 28mm FIW figures… I know, they're not WWII… but I still really like them.

Personal logo miniMo Supporting Member of TMP24 Sep 2018 9:18 a.m. PST

1. Shapeways
2. Shapeways
3. Shapeways
4. Warlord

Shapeways for all the variety in all the scales and costs that are usually a limiting factor, but Warlord wins the figure variety.

donlowry24 Sep 2018 9:22 a.m. PST

Pizza Hut

Lee49424 Sep 2018 9:38 a.m. PST

Fred my first line was Across ALL Scales.

Dont recall the OP specifying you had to use them in the same battle! But if I did it would be battlefront FoW. IMO best all around ONE STOP SHOPPONG for WWII and widely available in USA. I soooooo hate shopping around and paying UK shipping! Cheers!

Ney Ney24 Sep 2018 10:00 a.m. PST

Psc kit and Adler infantry. Maybe AB but they don't cover everything I want!

LeonAdler Sponsoring Member of TMP24 Sep 2018 10:28 a.m. PST

wargamingUSA,
Limited indeed, not been doing them for that long and the intention has always been to fill gaps rather then compete with whats already out there on the whole. Apart from further fragmenting the market which just leads to each maker getting a smaller slice of the cake which means less income to invest in new designs, I work on the principle that if you cant make it a whole lot better ( or at least take a different slant) no point doing it.
The next couple of batches are going to be very 'niche'.

Fred Cartwright no offense taken we all have different wants/tastes :)

L

Fred Cartwright24 Sep 2018 12:38 p.m. PST

Fred Cartwright no offense taken we all have different wants/tastes :)

It is a tough choice. Both of you do some really excellent figures.

wargamingUSA24 Sep 2018 12:55 p.m. PST

Leon,

Limited is by no means a bad thing… and by next year I'm sure you'll have knocked out quite a bit more, whether its depth or breadth, at the rate you're currently producing stuff. Still, Tony too produces wonderful figs.

Best,
Bill

nnascati Supporting Member of TMP24 Sep 2018 4:16 p.m. PST

Definitely AB 20mm WWII.

Lion in the Stars24 Sep 2018 7:17 p.m. PST

AB Napoleonics, enough for both sides of the battle.

Otherwise… PSC softskins in 15mm. Dream Pod 9 Gearkrieg minis for the AFVs in Weird War.

Arty? Ehh, I don't see the point in fielding anything beyond infantry guns or Mortars on-table, so either BF or PSC.

Tanks? probably PSC again.

MiniPigs Supporting Member of TMP24 Sep 2018 8:25 p.m. PST

Lion,

You're a cheap date :)

TunnelRat Supporting Member of TMP25 Sep 2018 1:58 a.m. PST

Tanks – Cromwell models
Softskins – PSC
Artillery – PSC
Infantry – AB/Adler/FAA in that order dependant on availability of what I am after.

MiniPigs Supporting Member of TMP25 Sep 2018 4:37 a.m. PST

How do you find Cromwell Models?

Lion in the Stars25 Sep 2018 6:42 a.m. PST

@Minipigs: You haven't seen the cost of Gearkrieg minis, have you? Those are pricey, especially if you're building Gear companies (or battalions).

I like the PSC tanks because they come with enough extra track to make 'track damaged' counters. Their softskins often have multiple cab options.

And AB Napoleonics add up. Especially if you have 60+ models per battalion!

MiniPigs Supporting Member of TMP25 Sep 2018 9:16 a.m. PST

@Lion


Figures per battalion in 18mm? Pfft, I do 2:1 scale in 54mm. One French battalion is approximately 1500 figures. Takes 6 months just to set up a Brigade on the table top.

PeterH28 Sep 2018 5:59 p.m. PST

PSC
PSC
PSC
AB

Blacky75029 Sep 2018 6:50 a.m. PST

Milicast

SHQ/Milicast

SHQ

Wartime/Battlefield/AB/Adler

johnnytodd Supporting Member of TMP01 Oct 2018 3:05 p.m. PST

Donlowry! we need to get you to NY for some real PIZZA!

I vote for any 28mm armor and soft skin vehicles by Rich Humble

Custom 28mm Japanese infantry by Paul Hicks

TunnelRat Supporting Member of TMP03 Oct 2018 1:58 a.m. PST

MiniPigs – they are on Facebook but their ranges have been thinned out somewhat in recent times.

Their Combat Ready range was fantastic & provided packs of multiple vehicles with individual stowage which saved time & effort when making them. Due to ill health they decided to trim their catalogue somewhat & did away with all of this range. They now concentrate on their Combat 72 range which is finescale resin & post WW2. :-(

I keep looking on ebay for old vehicles to come up but you don't see them that often – not the ones I am after anyway.

Fred Cartwright03 Oct 2018 2:29 a.m. PST

TunnelRat I thought the modern stuff had been picked up by Matador. I don't know if anyone has taken over the WW2 ranges yet. Be a shame if they don't get back into production.

TunnelRat Supporting Member of TMP04 Oct 2018 1:26 a.m. PST

You might be right on that Fred, but Matador are not a company I was aware of before now. I may have to have a look.

Blacky75006 Oct 2018 9:09 p.m. PST

Tunnel

What are you after? I have some, as for Matador unless you are in the UK forget it, they are impossible to deal with

TunnelRat Supporting Member of TMP08 Oct 2018 1:56 a.m. PST

Blacky – I am after the following:

Sherman's (code B11/3) 4 x packs of 3 vehicles
Sherman Firefly (code B18/3) 1 x pack of 3 vehicles
25-pdr Sexton SPG (code B29/3) 1 x pack of 3 vehicles
Morris CS8 15cwt (code B37) 1 x pack of 3 vehicles
Humber Scout Car (code B13) 1 x pack of 3 vehicles
R-1 Light Tank (code RU01) 1 pack of 3 vehicles
Renault R35 Tank (code F02) 1 pack of 3 vehicles
3.7cm FLAK Mobelwagen (code G21) 1 x vehicle

but think that postage from Oz would be a bit of a killer.

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