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Maggot02 Mar 2021 6:07 p.m. PST

Thinking about jumping back into WW2 gaming (starting with Pacific, Japanese/USMC). Normally I'd do GHQ 6mm, superior quality in every regard, still have a few. However, like many, the eyes can't always enjoy the details at arm length, so I thought about 10mm. Easier to see(?) and enjoy the paint jobs, easier to ID units at gaming distances.

So, was checking out Pendraken and Miniature Figs UK (I always loved the Minifigs 15mm Nappies).
Obviously to each his/her own, but what do folks recommend? I've never seen either in the flesh. I tend to prefer simple, clean figures, that are readily identifiable-my test on figure quality has always been checking the casting of German helmets: is it clean, have sharp edges, easily ID at range?

So, looking for clean figures for all the weapon types found in BKCIV (Pendraken becomes obvious, but…), quick painting but with decent detail (so, perfect in every way!!).

What is everyone's thoughts? Thx in advance.

Dave Jackson Supporting Member of TMP02 Mar 2021 6:12 p.m. PST

Try Perrin from Magister Militum

Dan Cyr02 Mar 2021 8:29 p.m. PST

Just know that Pendraken and Perrin are not compatible. I bough samples of both a couple of years ago and they don't measure up.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP02 Mar 2021 9:34 p.m. PST

As you have said… Pendraken have very nice vehicles in 10mm …


Other options that came to my mind…



Sadly no Japanese…


Nice Army…


Some thoughts…


Comments here….

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Leon Pendraken Sponsoring Member of TMP03 Mar 2021 1:01 a.m. PST

If you'd like some samples of ours, just drop me a message through our website: and we'll get some straight out to you.

Steamingdave203 Mar 2021 9:55 a.m. PST

My WW2 for BKC are a mixture of Miniature Figurines and Pendraken infantry (with a Polish contingent from the Blitzkrieg12 range originally marketed by Bend Sinister, but now with the Baggage Train, although I think these are not yet on their website).
I like the proportions of the Minifigs, but they are a bit less detailed than Pendraken, but are dead easy to paint. I mix them in the same armies, but not on the same bases or battalions. The bulk of my infantry at the moment are Minifigs, but I have hundreds of Pendraken still to paint!
One point in favour of Pendraken is that packs contain smaller numbers of figures, so it's easier to get the right mix of figures for BKC units.
Perrin figures are a smaller scale than either of these, probably closer to 1:170 than 1:150 and I would avoid them.
My vehicles are mainly 1/144 from Arrowhead (great detail), Minifigs ( mainly early war tanks) ) Cando, Takara, Trumpeter, Pegasus, Popy, Panzer Depot etc ( these are mainly pre-painted), with a few of the newer (and so larger scale) models from Pendraken, supporting my Poles.

LtJBSz Supporting Member of TMP03 Mar 2021 12:09 p.m. PST

Don't forget Pithead, beautifully detailed vehicles, good infantry and a selection of all sorts of unique vehicles and guns that no one else makes.

olicana03 Mar 2021 1:43 p.m. PST

Definitely prefer 28mm for the Pacific, with all that jungle you need to be able to see what is going on.

Here, a LOGW game before Covid – The Americans about to hit the beach.


Move some way inland, fighting all the way.


Much easier to identify stuff.



Obviously, in 10mm, you could do it all on a table a third the size – but you will still need the same number of trees.

Maggot03 Mar 2021 5:46 p.m. PST

thanks everyone for the advice; love the 28mm board, but a little more effort than I'd like to put into it (as Ill be doing both sides by myself). Thx much.

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