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captaincold6919 Jun 2020 7:36 a.m. PST

Hello

Going to be getting some PSC 15mm armor, but I'm not a huge fan of their infantry. What other brands are out there that you all like?

Thanks

Personal logo Extra Crispy Sponsoring Member of TMP19 Jun 2020 7:53 a.m. PST

The Command Decision are actually pretty good, but are sold in very inconvenient packs of 50. For metal, you can't beat the price.

If the new Battlefront plastic are the same sculpts as the old metal, I like those. Especially like them being sold in platoon packs.

Peter Pig are good but quite small.

Alcibiades19 Jun 2020 8:42 a.m. PST

Often overlooked but a very nice range…Essex. Very cleanly and consistently cast.

Yesthatphil19 Jun 2020 8:51 a.m. PST

Most Peter Pig figures are the same size as most FoW figures (though earlier PP are smaller and some 2nd generation metal FoW are very chunky) … Both are a bit bigger than most PSC.

Skytrex, PP and FoW all mix well together. Essex seem very big to me.

Here are some good looking Russian Scouts

Although it has some obvious ommissions, the PP WWII range is vast and covers most theatres.

Phil
P.B.Eye-Candy

Lee John Ayre19 Jun 2020 9:09 a.m. PST

2nd vote for Peter Pig, Large range, sold in packs of eight figures, nicely cast with very little flash and robust metal (no broken weapon barrels etc).
My go to 15mm WW2 range.

Thresher0119 Jun 2020 11:04 a.m. PST

Yep, Essex are superb, but alas the range is rather small, last time I checked.

Still hoping for Soviets, eventually.

newarch19 Jun 2020 11:20 a.m. PST

I don't know where the OP is from but Forged in Battle do a superbly sculpted and cast but slightly limited selection of infantry figures that go very well with other manufacturers stuff.

dwight shrute19 Jun 2020 11:55 a.m. PST

The Essex ones are wonderful

Col Piron19 Jun 2020 1:02 p.m. PST

If the new Battlefront plastic are the same sculpts as the old metal, I like those. Especially like them being sold in platoon packs.

The plastic BF infantry are different from the old metal figures . Now they only sell some infantry in "company" size sets , which might be an issue if you don't want a lot .

McWong7319 Jun 2020 2:38 p.m. PST

BF "hard' plastic infantry, found on sprues are very good sculpts. Their softer plastics are also good, these come on runners, and I've encountered them almost entirely from their Team Yankee range.

All the others mentioned are good, but the absolute best for me were the older BF metals from Flames of War v1, and early v2 days. These were all sculpted by Evan Allen, and are some of the cleanest metals in any scale I've ever worked with, and are dynamic and take paint well. Worth tracking down on ebay etc.

Legionarius19 Jun 2020 5:36 p.m. PST

Peter Pig are excellent and indestructible. Command Decision are very good but everything is in packs of 50. Eureka has a few ranges but are all very good. Some Battlefront are also good. Lots of choices out there.

Wargamer Blue19 Jun 2020 9:10 p.m. PST

Definitely recommend Peter Pig. A lot of the range has been re-sculpted to match in with the competition. The figures are sensational and the customer service is brilliant.
Others to look at are Battlefront, Forged in Battle, Eureka Miniatures. Battlefront still sell all their original metal figures but you need to order direct from their website,

Martin Rapier19 Jun 2020 10:45 p.m. PST

Most of my stuff is Peter Pig, mixed in with some QRF, Irregular and Command Decision. I've got a fair amount of PSC too, and for hard plastic figures they are fine even if a few sculpts are a bit goofy. Like all plastic figures, they are far better anatomically proportioned than chunky metals, and much easier to convert. I've generally stayed away from BF figures.

athun2520 Jun 2020 10:25 a.m. PST

Peter Pig is good, but Essex are my favorite by far.

BeneathALeadMountain24 Jun 2020 4:21 a.m. PST

Peter Pig has (nearly) everything I want and has separate heads so you can make sure no two chaps ever look the same.

BALM

captaincold6924 Jun 2020 10:03 a.m. PST

I'm liking the Essex mini's the most, but they are kinda pricey. $6 USD for 8 figs is more than I care to spend. Peter Pig look great but they're saying possibly 2 months for delivery?

So, I'm just looking for US distributors. While our UK friends have some amazing products, the costs and shipping delays are just not worth it.

Marc33594 Supporting Member of TMP25 Jun 2020 5:58 a.m. PST

Brookhurst Hobbies in the US carries Peter Pig
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JD Lee Supporting Member of TMP27 Feb 2021 4:13 p.m. PST

I order Peter Pig pretty regularly and I get them in less than a month.

Rotundo27 May 2021 5:51 a.m. PST

Captain Cold, don't get too hung up on shipping. I live in Philadelphia and regularly get British post faster than West Coast post. Money is a factor though, but if you are going to have an army for thirty years, get what you like the most…

Mezmaron27 Sep 2021 10:35 p.m. PST

Not the biggest selection, but Forged In Battle I've found to be good.

rvandusen Supporting Member of TMP29 Sep 2021 7:55 p.m. PST

I/m another backer of Peter Pig. I just ordered a mass of their 8th Army figures this evening. I like some of the Comman Decision troops as well. and I have some QRF on the wY.

rvandusen Supporting Member of TMP05 Oct 2021 8:56 a.m. PST

Just received my QRF. They seem to mix fine with Peter Pig ad Eureka.

Joe Legan Supporting Member of TMP01 Nov 2021 4:29 p.m. PST

I have mixed and matched almost all mentioned. Bulk of my army is Peter pig and battle front. Use eureka to fill in special poses.
They are all good and will match.
Enjoy!

Joe

Gerard Leman05 Nov 2021 10:41 p.m. PST

I have both Peter Pig and Battlefront. They're not entirely compatible, as the Battlefront figures are generally noticeably bulkier. Peter Pig and Old Glory do, however, seem to mix well.

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