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Pvt Snuffy25 Mar 2019 9:52 p.m. PST

In my mind, the Scruby's Scarecrows should be getting cast in someone's basement for a pittance, but it is more likely that the best deal would be someone making them in plastic.

I do dislike soft plastic!

In any event, was thinking about suitably fun soldiers who overdress for battles and smuggle sherry in their saddlebags.

If they'd be durable enough for young hands to handle, that'd be nice, also.


FusilierDan Supporting Member of TMP26 Mar 2019 4:11 a.m. PST

Best deal not plastic.
These are the Scruby 40mm figures from HistoriFigs

Irregular 42mm

Spencer Smith Little Britons or Shiney Toy Soldiers

But I have to say these guys produce decent figures in 54mm at a good price. No assembly and come in a basic color.

Pvt Snuffy26 Mar 2019 10:05 a.m. PST


The Irregular are a tad irregular in sculpting quality, and the price is not competitive with the STS sculpts.

The only thing I don't like about the STS stuff is the lack of guidance as to which body, arms, hats are supposed to go with what, and perhaps "unit purchases" of some sort.

AIP are definitely the best deal. Just uncertain if I want plastics.

Pvt Snuffy26 Mar 2019 1:04 p.m. PST

Anyone tried Expeditionary Force from Singapore?

Are they hard or soft plastic?

14Bore26 Mar 2019 4:30 p.m. PST

Those Armies in Plastic look interesting for skirmish games for something different.

roving bandit26 Mar 2019 6:37 p.m. PST

I use Armies In Plastic American Revolution figure unpainted mounted 4 to a 5"x3" stand for One Hour Wargames. Got my Red army and my Blue army. :)

14Bore27 Mar 2019 12:17 p.m. PST

Shame the Armiesinplastic didn't have WWII, I might have gotten them immediately.

Pvt Snuffy27 Mar 2019 6:55 p.m. PST

I have seen a few of the AIP for skirmish games. They definitely pop on a big table. There's a few blogs around with them in games. The varied poses have a great skirmish feel.

greenknight4 Sponsoring Member of TMP14 Dec 2021 11:38 p.m. PST

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