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Bozkashi Jones22 Dec 2018 7:05 a.m. PST

I've been looking at the eye candy on the Warlord website and noticed that they have started crewing their boats with 1/300 figures:

Does anyone recognise these? Are they, as I suspect, H&R artillery figures and the like? Having figures manning the guns and on the bridge really does bring these models to life.


4DJones22 Dec 2018 7:16 a.m. PST

I don't think they are H&R; the gun crew seem to be wearing life jackets. I have some, and they seem slimmer than H&R.

FlyXwire22 Dec 2018 7:31 a.m. PST

These come packaged in the Cruel Seas resin and metal kits. They're metal figures, and are cast as either separate "command" strips, or as one-piece guns and crews.

Some discussion and pics about these in this thread -

TMP link

mjkerner Supporting Member of TMP22 Dec 2018 7:47 a.m. PST

I'm hoping they sell them separately soon. I need some for PT boat duty (the PT squadron I bought doesn't have any crews).

d88mm1940 Supporting Member of TMP22 Dec 2018 10:59 a.m. PST

I was doing some Spanish Main 1/350 scale ships and experimented with different scales of 'sailors'.
Fujimi makes a fine set of crewmen:


These fellows are TINY and telling what nation they are from is nearly impossible. The poses are great and varied and you get a lot (213). The sitting guys are very flexible: gun crew, looking over railing or using stairs.
They are made of styrene so are easily glues to other plastic ships and you can bend them a bit to vary the poses even more.I think that there is a second pack, but they are just standing around or saluting. Who needs that?
I used H&R musket and pikemen too. They are stockier and it's hard to trim off their bases. But if you trim the bases into a point, that can be used as a pin to secure the figure to the deck. After painting and posing, they look fine. Shouldn't be too hard to convince an artillery pack to man your ships.
I also experimented with photo-etch crewmen. Didn't cost too much, easy to repose, lots of character. If you build up the paint, it gets thicker and the flatness is less annoying. Of course, on my sailing ships I faced them port to starboard. The sails would block a fore and aft view. Don't know how easy it would be to manipulate the view on a WW2 ship.
Just a few ideas.

Paul at Warlord Games Sponsoring Member of TMP22 Dec 2018 3:03 p.m. PST


I just wanted to clear up a misconception – we haven't started to crew our vessels – they are all supplied with them as standard and always have been. The exception to this is the plastics which due to the process of injection tooling made this something we chose to avoid.

So, whether you choose the valiant Royal Navy or the dastardly Kriegsmarine your vessels will come with gun crews and strips of figures with which you can man the bridge or place around your vessels as you see fit.

We will be selling strips of crews for all of the navies in the game soon so you can add them to your plastic MTBs or add more personnel to your existing Warlord Games boats. Keep an eye on our email newsletter for details:



Paul Sawyer

Thresher01 Supporting Member of TMP22 Dec 2018 6:22 p.m. PST

Excellent news!

Thanks for the clarification, Paul.

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