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Pvt Snuffy05 Dec 2018 5:42 a.m. PST

Without taking cost as a factor, what are the best 15mm sculpts for US WWII, especially ETO which is my primary interest.

"Best" in my view includes quality of casting, animation, details, ease of painting, historical accuracy, quality of pose [do they look like they're fighting or dancing??], sturdiness for wargaming, etc.

Feel free to ask me to qualify, but at the moment I really like Old Glory Command Decision for animation, pose variety and proportions, and Peter Pig [Oink!] for clean sculpting, sturdiness, details and ease of painting.

Open to more thoughts.

ccmatty Supporting Member of TMP05 Dec 2018 5:50 a.m. PST

what scale?

for 20mm, AB sculpts are awesome.

Pvt Snuffy05 Dec 2018 6:21 a.m. PST

15mm – as it's cross-posted and I mentioned two 15mm lines, I didn't actually say it, however!

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johnbear4405 Dec 2018 1:35 p.m. PST

I like the flames of war plastics, just wish they had a little more variety.

Personal logo Mserafin Supporting Member of TMP05 Dec 2018 2:57 p.m. PST

I like the original Battlefront ones from before FOW, but good luck finding them.

saltflats192905 Dec 2018 9:11 p.m. PST

I have the old Glory and been happy with them. A few Peter Pig fill ins for weapon teams, etc. that I didn't want a bag of 50 of.

Sigwald06 Dec 2018 2:24 p.m. PST

I like the old glory line but find the US steel pots a bit sketchy on some of the guys.

Plastic Soldier Company guys are nice as well. I have the 1/72 guys and really like them. I think the 15mm are the same sclupts

TheNorthernFront06 Dec 2018 8:11 p.m. PST

The Flames of War line in metal are pretty good. I think the recent move toward plastics has been a bad move.

Cosmic Serpent03 Jan 2019 10:22 p.m. PST

I love the hard plastic Flames of War minis. I am not a fan of their new soft plastic minis. But if you're looking for WWII ETO GIs, Germans, or Russians – grab some of their plastic box sets.

People often comment that they are a bit "fat" when compared to the equivalent Plastic Soldier Company minis (also a good choice). PSC minis are more realistically proportioned I feel, but don't paint up as well I believe. Because the FoW figures are a bit exaggerated, they actually paint up extremely well.

Pose wise, they are pretty good I feel – I'm sure some makers have better poses or greater assortment, but these are pretty good IMHO.

Lastly, I should note I'm a big fan of plastics over metal, these happen to be the best and only two manufacturers currently producing 15mm plastic infantry I know of.

Thresher01 Supporting Member of TMP06 Jan 2019 6:58 p.m. PST

Essex are superb, but their selection of WWII figs last time I checked is limited.

Hoping they will one day produce more.

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