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Lee49401 Dec 2018 3:14 p.m. PST

Yes, not a WWII question per se but many play both eras. By "best" I mean good quality, reasonable price, EASY to get in USA. I'll consider overseas makers but not if it takes months to get an order. Thanks!

Lion in the Stars01 Dec 2018 4:11 p.m. PST

Battlefront/Flames of War is pretty easy to get in the US, and according to the tracking data, is made (or warehoused) in the US. Decently detailed, come in platoon packs with the typical weapons options included.

Flashpoint Minis come out of Australia, usually takes ~4 weeks to arrive in the US. Compatible with Battlefront on the same stand.

Peter Pig Minis are a bit smaller, but if you use them for ARVN/Montagnards or VC/NVA the scale difference really works. Peter Pig is based in the UK, but I've never had it take more than a month from order to arrival.

Personal logo Buckeye AKA Darryl Supporting Member of TMP02 Dec 2018 8:06 a.m. PST

Khurasan has a very small range, and are based in the US:


I own some of the Battlefront figures, bought painted on TMP, and they look pretty decent:


And as mentioned, Flashpoint are good figures, and the owner (Jimmi) is a wonderful chap. Not sure how long an order would take as I bought mine from Scale Creep when Mark carried them.

And Peter Pig's shipping has always been under two weeks for me.

Lascaris02 Dec 2018 9:29 a.m. PST

All of mine are battlefront and I like them. However, they are on the high priced side of things.

crazycaptain02 Dec 2018 11:47 p.m. PST

Battlefront figures are usually pretty good, but I don't like their PAVN (or NLF) all too much. They are inconsistent in cast quality and some of the sculpts are ugly. I have figures that have broken at the ankles because of this. They have also treated me poorly on three separate, large, orders that I placed with the NAM range. The Australians and US are really well done though and the vehicles are pretty good, except the plastic is really cheap.

Flashpoint figures are incredible. Well cast, next to no flash, and sharp details. The amount of figures you get with a platoon pack is great as well because it comes with extra figures that are good for skirmish games. Jimmi is indeed a wonderful guy. He is very helpful and tries his best to be on top of communicating with his customers. I will only be ordering from Flashpoint from now on because of the quality and service. I live in the USA, but it is not THAT much more expensive to shop with Flashpoint if you compare cart totals with battlefront (remember Flashpoint is in AUD).

lesbt6503 Dec 2018 1:48 p.m. PST

PP figures are also available from Brookhurst hobbies in California.

Joe Legan03 Dec 2018 2:31 p.m. PST

Plenty of good opinions here. My personal take:
US and vehicles I go with battlefront
Everything else I go with Peter pig
Flashpoint does have nice figures though just not as easy as the rest

Minibeady04 Dec 2018 7:32 a.m. PST

Old Glory!
Hard to beat on the price(really hard to beat), a good selection of minis and vehicles(Look under the 15/18mm Command Decision range), and they're based out of the US. If you can see yourself ordering a bit, consider joining their "Old Glory Army" for quite a steep discount!

I've been very pleased with everything I've ordered from them so far, in 15 and 28mm, from ancients to WWII, and everything in between. As soon as I finish a couple current projects, I'll be picking up a good amount of their Vietnam stuff for playing Charlie Don't Surf by Too Fat Lardies.

Joe Legan04 Dec 2018 10:02 a.m. PST

I forgot about old glory. For bulk purchases they are good. Excellent tip


Lion in the Stars04 Dec 2018 4:17 p.m. PST

Old Glory would make a great source for VC/NVA, with the Army discount.

Sgt RV05 Dec 2018 6:11 p.m. PST

The new Battlefront figs are very nice clean casts.I have PP and Old Glory also. At 2 feet away they all work. Battlefront has sales every now and then too. Their Riverine boats are Great! Yes I have a small flotilla now. Flashpoint are super casts too! I mix the NVA/VC sappers and they look great.

Joe Legan05 Dec 2018 6:57 p.m. PST

I skirmish so with only 20-30 figures on the board with 2-3 vehicles you want variety of poses. Hence Old Glory doesn't work too well for me but their stuff is average quality and average price. Good for bulk wargaming. I do use there trucks and jeeps; good stuff.
Agree with Sgt RV, battlefronts plastics are very good; expensive but good. Since I don't need companies of figures I go with Peter Pig for everything but their US. Martin has re done his NVA sculpts and they are nice. Here is my review from April
I didn't get any comments so I stopped reviews but you may find it helpful. Since the review battlefront has plastic vehicles which I will confess to liking their ACAVS.



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