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wardog30 Sep 2018 1:13 p.m. PST

marcins 08 makes 15mm coldwar polish infantry
when poland joined nato i assume the troops were still equipped with warsaw pact uniforms/helmets/equipment
thinking of using them as early polish nato (do i need to make any alteration to them) up to what year could they still be used in original form (before they changed uniforms helmets etc?)

Personal logo Buckeye AKA Darryl Supporting Member of TMP30 Sep 2018 5:01 p.m. PST

If you want modern Poles in 15mm, Terrains4Games make them:


Not exactly an answer to your question though. However, do you have the link for the Poles you mention?

Natxoman30 Sep 2018 5:16 p.m. PST

I have those cold war polish and they are just fime for the 70s and early 80s , (only need to replace the AT-3 Saggar with the AT-4 Spigot for use during the mid-late 80s .

Veeery nice miniatures , yup…

Lion in the Stars30 Sep 2018 5:33 p.m. PST

I think the big change to the Poles after they joined NATO was the US-style helmets. They still use AKs today.

Personal logo Buckeye AKA Darryl Supporting Member of TMP01 Oct 2018 3:42 a.m. PST

The main small arms weapon is the Beryl, which has its roots in the AK, but I think looks different enough to be represented as such on a figure:

Lion in the Stars01 Oct 2018 5:18 p.m. PST

Different magazine shape, anyway. 5.56 is a much straighter magazine than an AK 'banana mag'. The grenade launcher is visibly different, too.

So I guess it'd depend on your level of OCD. My minimum standard would be US-style helmets on models with AKs.

If someone made models with the correct magazine, that would be even better. It wouldn't be impossible to carve replacement magazines from plastic, though.

You'd also need to add optics on top of the weapon, which is usually easy enough with a bit of plastic.

marcin250109 Oct 2018 12:52 p.m. PST

These miniatures can be used as Polish infantry up to 2000. There were some new camo schemes introduced, but uniform remained practically unchanged. Rear echelon troops were wearing this even longer. Some 'steel pots' are in use up to today…

wardog14 Oct 2018 1:06 p.m. PST

will work for what i thinking of
thanks guys/ marcin2501

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