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Au pas de Charge22 Mar 2021 9:48 a.m. PST

Seems to fall in an "In between" gaming period but for US soldiers to have that 1950s/60s Science Fiction film look which 28mm American ranges have the most usable weapons/uniforms and the nicest sculpts?

Onomarchos Supporting Member of TMP22 Mar 2021 10:03 a.m. PST


It might be a little late for you, but the Gringo40 28mm Nam figs are fantastic. They do have some US soldiers with M14s, and SMGs, and flamethrowers that would work for early 1960s.


nnascati Supporting Member of TMP22 Mar 2021 10:14 a.m. PST

Again a little later, but Mongrel Miniatures does NATO 1970s US troops.


Also, maybe check out Korean War ranges.

athun2522 Mar 2021 10:19 a.m. PST

Brigade Games has a full line for Atomic Cafe, a pulp sci-fi game set in 1957, including US troops as the 314th Federal Defense troops.

Richard Brooks Sponsoring Member of TMP22 Mar 2021 10:32 a.m. PST

KillerB Games in their Invasion X line have US troops in early 1960s uniform and M-14 weapons.

Frederick Supporting Member of TMP22 Mar 2021 12:46 p.m. PST

As noted you might want to check these out



Au pas de Charge22 Mar 2021 8:21 p.m. PST

I cant properly see the Brigade Games 314th Federal Defense Force. Photo is too small.

I suppose the Killer B Games but the figures have no heavy weapons, but nice

The Gringo 40 are truly great figures but too "Jungle" dress. I need neat soldiers from a local base in the USA sort of look.

I considered the The Assault Group (TAG) WW2 US Marines but they seem tiny.

Maybe the TAG Vietnam Marines?

The Mongrel Miniatures American Marines have promise too. It's supposed to be a Sci-Fi film kind of look so accuracy isnt the be all, end all. And they do have heavy weapons.

LORDGHEE27 Mar 2021 2:03 a.m. PST

The troops that would respond likely national guard.

so WWII equipment until the 70's

US Army used WWII equipment until 1960

YouTube link

total cool is the 1950 Paras with m1 carbines (m2 automatics for all)

I am working on a game for convetnions 1950's bug invasions and the Guard unit is an armored AA platoon cause quad 50's are cool

The plan is each player gets somthing a little different cops gangs farmers sorth of a Spaced Invaders (flim) kind of game.

in 1966 units in Nam got m16

So you could use WWII equipment getting the uniforms and badges for the time period might be tricky.

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