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12 Apr 2019 9:37 p.m. PST
by Editor in Chief Bill

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liborn12 Apr 2019 6:35 p.m. PST

Am looking to build a WW2 Italian collection. I am familiar with BTD BAttle Honors, Empress and Warlord. Can anyone suggest other manufactures? Thanks in advance!


Levi the Ox12 Apr 2019 8:51 p.m. PST

I just picked up a big platoon of Italians from Gaddis Gaming, who have a good metal range. Their miniatures are available in both temperate and tropical uniforms. The infantry have a very nice set of sculpts (including reloading figures!) and their command packs include a number of characterful figures to lead the troops.

Their range doesn't include a few specialist weapons (no 45mm mortar, ATR, or flamethrower) and I don't think they've done vehicles yet, but overall I highly recommend them for an infantry force. I also met the proprietors at AdeptiCon and they were very helpful and friendly.

Personal logo Bashytubits Supporting Member of TMP12 Apr 2019 11:13 p.m. PST

The Gaddis Gaming figures are the Battle Honors WW2 line which they purchased from 19th century LLC. There are some very nice figures in that range.

Mick in Switzerland13 Apr 2019 4:58 a.m. PST

Perry have a good range but biased to the North Africa campaign.

Dave Jackson Supporting Member of TMP13 Apr 2019 4:59 a.m. PST

Perry miniatures have an Italian range.

Personal logo Jeff Ewing Supporting Member of TMP13 Apr 2019 5:53 a.m. PST

Askari Miniatures has a very good-looking line (I do not own any…yet): link

If you need extra Brixias, for example (BTD and OG don't have any), these are a particularly good choice. Which reminds me: link

Cerdic Supporting Member of TMP13 Apr 2019 6:12 a.m. PST

Here you go. Full list as far as I am aware…


redmist112213 Apr 2019 11:28 a.m. PST

@ Cerdic,
Great list!


Personal logo Jeff Ewing Supporting Member of TMP15 Apr 2019 4:35 p.m. PST

That list (28mm Review) does *not* have Askari or Empress.

Cerdic Supporting Member of TMP16 Apr 2019 2:12 a.m. PST

Yeah, you're right!

However, both those companies have the 'WW2 suitable' figures listed in the 20th Century tab. Their ranges were described by the manufacturers as being for either colonial wars or the Spanish Civil War so that is where they have ended up on 28mm Review.

It is an ongoing problem that many figures across all historical periods are suitable for more things than the manufacturer says they are. Then you get the problem of some wargamers being more picky than others! So if you suggest that figure A may be a suitable proxy for soldier B some people will be fine with that and others will suggest that you are an imbecile because the buttons are quite clearly wrong!

So my policy is to list everything as the manufacturer describes it.

Having said all that, since I last updated the WW2 page Empress have released a WW2 range and moved their lovely Italians into it. Sometimes I find it hard to keep up!

P.S. The Askari Italian range is for North Africa so are listed as Italian (Africa).

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