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TacticalPainter0116 Sep 2020 10:37 p.m. PST

I'm looking to put together a platoon plus supports of Fallschirmjager in 20mm for the later period of the war (thinking 1944 onwards in NW Europe). I'm looking at AB Figures to make up the core of the platoon but was just wondering what other ranges are out there that would be compatible (in terms of size and uniforms). Any suggestions?

ccmatty Supporting Member of TMP17 Sep 2020 5:30 a.m. PST

I would not buy anything but AB. Simply the highest quality and most dynamic range of poses.

PeterH17 Sep 2020 7:40 a.m. PST

On the plastic side, Pegasus and Italeri's later set (not the ESCI reprint) work well with AB in my view. Although larger, the faces and poses really work. Italeri is the bigger of the two. Plastic soldier review is a great resource.
On the metal side nothing really is done as well in my opinion.

Col Durnford Supporting Member of TMP17 Sep 2020 5:31 p.m. PST

I like the FFA if you can get a shipment. Most 20mm mix well (and I'm a bit of a scale bigot). I believe my FMJ force has about 5 different manufacturers figures.

Brownand18 Sep 2020 12:08 a.m. PST

Col dumford, which 5?

Col Durnford Supporting Member of TMP18 Sep 2020 6:13 a.m. PST

AB, FAA, SHQ, Platoon 20, and at least two others who are no longer available. The Platoon 20 and SHQ are somewhat smaller, but still fit in.

rct7500118 Sep 2020 4:24 p.m. PST

Have a look at Simon's Soldiers. He has t he old Wartime range and is expanding on it quickly. Sculpting done by the same guy as Battlefield – which I would hoover up as soon as I saw any. And they go well with AB and have a more 'battlefield / worn' look.

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laretenue19 Sep 2020 4:12 a.m. PST

To quote Col. Durnford: "if you can get a shipment" from FAA.

Good luck with that. If you succeed, do let us know, because I'll want to try my luck again.

Col Durnford Supporting Member of TMP19 Sep 2020 7:40 a.m. PST

The other two are still available.

Battlefield:

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and WarModelling – now called Stonewall;

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custosarmorum Supporting Member of TMP20 Sep 2020 7:41 p.m. PST

Sadly Battlefield/Blitz are not trading at this time. I recently contacted them about placing an order and the owner, Stuart, said they are not accepting orders due to health issues. He said he hopes to reopen but cannot give a date.

Also a +1 to rct75001'a recommendation of Simon's Soldiers. I recently ordered from them (early war French and some Italians) and the communication and service was excellent an the miniatures were very nice.

7dot62mm20 Sep 2020 8:43 p.m. PST

My last experiment (before Covid-19) with FAA took seven months and twenty or so emails. Not recommended though the figures are nice.

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