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Yellow Admiral Supporting Member of TMP29 Oct 2018 5:32 a.m. PST

I'm just starting with 15mm WWII, and I'm not very familiar with all the manufacturers of fun stuff. I'd like to find pre-made fortification bits for 15mm similar in nature to the kinds of things C-in-C makes for 6mm.

I really like the Buaeda desert emplacements, but they're meant to fit the odd-sized FOW bases and I'd like to know what else is out there.

The miniatures manufacturers seem to just make soldiers, heavy weapons, guns and vehicles, not emplacements.

Suggestions welcome.

- Ix

Achtung Minen29 Oct 2018 6:49 a.m. PST

Battlefront, the makers of FOW, sell a whole number of emplacements that fit their bases perfectly. Cheap and prepainted too.


Walking Sailor29 Oct 2018 8:41 a.m. PST

Command Decision Miniatures make "Infantry in Foxholes" TMP link
look on the last page of American, British, German, and Russian Infantry.

freerangeegg29 Oct 2018 1:12 p.m. PST

Ironclad miniatures do some lovely fieldworks. their 20mm foxholes work well with 15mm stuff too

Thresher01 Supporting Member of TMP29 Oct 2018 1:35 p.m. PST

The CD infantry in foxholes are good.

deephorse29 Oct 2018 3:53 p.m. PST

Another vote for Ironclad Miniatures. I have a lot of their trenches and various fieldworks and gun positions, and excellent quality they are too.

Emphatz29 Oct 2018 6:04 p.m. PST

Command Decision WW2 Germans are the best in 15mm in my opinion, lots of variety, quality sculpts, haven't seen better.

Thresher01 Supporting Member of TMP29 Oct 2018 6:59 p.m. PST

Essex makes superb WWII figs, though the range is limited.

None in foxholes though.

Yellow Admiral Supporting Member of TMP29 Oct 2018 7:21 p.m. PST

I'm only doing Pacific War in 15mm so far, and CD doesn't do Marines or Japanese in foxholes. Too bad, those look kinda cool.

The FOW stuff is also geared to their own basing system, which I'm not using, but it does look pretty nice. Pre-painted is a big bonus.

I didn't know about Ironclad Miniatures. I'm going to have to spend some time there. Thanks!

- Ix

Lion in the Stars30 Oct 2018 6:22 p.m. PST

Battlefront's basing does make some sense: Two Small bases are the same size as a Medium base, and two Medium bases are the same size as a Large.

But if you aren't using BF bases, then I think you'd need to make your own 'Dug In' markers.

I'd make a couple and then resin cast however many you need.

Actually, hold that thought. If whatever basing standard you are using will fit in the BF markers, use those. If your basing standard will not fit in the BF markers, then you need to make your own.

Yellow Admiral Supporting Member of TMP31 Oct 2018 11:45 a.m. PST

Battlefront's basing does make some sense: Two Small bases are the same size as a Medium base, and two Medium bases are the same size as a Large.
Thanks for pointing that out, I had no idea.

- Ix

Yellow Admiral Supporting Member of TMP01 Nov 2018 1:54 a.m. PST

It looks like Quality Castings has USMC in foxholes, so I'm going to get some of those. Unfortunately, they don't make an accompanying Japanese set in foxholes. :-(

I'll have to build the foxholes the troops go in, but that shouldn't be too hard with clay or green stuff.

The basic FOW idea of a mound around a stand looks like something I can make. I'll give that a try. I like making terrain, and I've always wanted to try making sand bags. I've done resin casting, so I agree that's a great way to crank out a bunch of duplicates.

- Ix

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