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MiniPigs In the TMP Dawghouse10 Oct 2020 8:18 a.m. PST

Curiously, I am suddenly interested in 28mm minis that can depict US militia groups.

I have found these from Spectre and Copplestone:

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Anyone know suitable minis for this type?

Chalfant10 Oct 2020 8:30 a.m. PST

Given the mix of military gear and such, I would think you could use 28mm modern US Special Forces, BUT paint some of the articles of clothing in civilian colors/patterns. Like black tactical trousers, with red flannel blouse… that kind of thing.

I think lots of black clothing though, mixed with woodland camo, would work too.

Chal

Stan Johansen Sponsoring Member of TMP10 Oct 2020 8:34 a.m. PST

maybe something useful here link
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sets 53 and 54

smithsco10 Oct 2020 9:04 a.m. PST

If you can find the warlord games male survivors from their zombie game they make good low quality militia. Some military gear. Some police officers. A chubby guy in flip flops. Very post apoc feel.

79thPA Supporting Member of TMP10 Oct 2020 10:02 a.m. PST

For some reason, most manufacturers don't want to put fat people in military uniforms, so there goes a big chunk of your militia. Look at survivors in zombie games. Walking Dead: All Out War, and Zombicide miniatures are still in production.

Prince Alberts Revenge10 Oct 2020 10:28 a.m. PST

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These would work. You would probably want some less "fit" militia members as well. For attire, military style pants in khaki, OD or camo with t-shirts and Hawaiian print shirts and baseball caps would work for the current groups en vogue today.

79thPA Supporting Member of TMP10 Oct 2020 10:41 a.m. PST

Empress Miniatures is also worth taking a look at.

A lot of Cold War surplus is out there. I imagine someone has made Cold War US Army figures by now.

Get some greenstuff to add beards to some of your clean shaven soldiers.

MiniPigs In the TMP Dawghouse10 Oct 2020 11:34 a.m. PST

I found these too from Foundry and Studio Miniatures:

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The Spec Ops team might work. Also, the Aryan and bikers might make for less organized, less well kitted out anti-government groups.

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Maybe these Pig iron minis but with different heads, either bare or in ball caps? Or, maybe even the ski mask heads.

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Battle Valor makes some survivalists:

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The Militia Miniatures also look promising:

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Personal logo Jeff Ewing Supporting Member of TMP10 Oct 2020 3:01 p.m. PST

I was going to suggest Militia Miniatures -- I got in a Kickstarter which included militia sort-of based, I would guess, on Far Cry 5. You can pick them up here: link

FABET0110 Oct 2020 5:11 p.m. PST

Militia Miniature is part of Minibits:

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Take a look at the survivalists

Personal logo FlyXwire Supporting Member of TMP11 Oct 2020 7:00 a.m. PST

Those Militia Miniatures Survivalist are good sculpts (good recommendations guys).

SouthernPhantom17 Oct 2020 3:17 p.m. PST

A mixture of "zombie survivor" and modern special forces figures should be about right. I've been involved in various militia groups since shortly after high school and the characters you meet run the gamut. Fat guys, skinny guys, fit guys, and everything from civilian clothes to recent surplus to $300 USD Crye Precision pants! I've even seen one or two guys with Vietnam-era helmets and web gear. You can't go too far wrong unless they look too uniform or have things like GPNVGs.

As for me personally, I usually wear Multicam pants, a t-shirt or flame-retardant combat shirt, rifle plates, a ball cap, and headset.

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