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Personal logo Old Contemptible Supporting Member of TMP17 May 2021 11:30 p.m. PST

I know that Warlord has Pioneer figures but other than a flamethrower and a mine detector they are basically Blitzkrieg Germans.

I am looking for Pioneers who are actually building something. I am working on a 1940 crossing the Meuse scenario. I want them to be building a bridge under fire. I need figures hauling lumber, tool boxes etc.

I need them to be turning wrenches and hammering nails. You know, like what engineers do. I have not been able to find anybody making them. I am hoping someone has seen figures like these.

Personal logo Jeff Ewing Supporting Member of TMP18 May 2021 12:55 p.m. PST

I think you'd have to go with "O" scale railroad workers with headswaps, myself -- like: link

Personal logo Old Contemptible Supporting Member of TMP18 May 2021 9:16 p.m. PST

Thanks for the response. I hadn't thought of that. I think this would require more surgery than a head swap.

Personal logo Artilleryman Supporting Member of TMP19 May 2021 6:14 a.m. PST

I know that 1/48 might be a bit big, but Bandai do some 1940 Wehrmacht engineers at work. I am not sure of availability but they are on Ebay.


Personal logo Jeff Ewing Supporting Member of TMP19 May 2021 11:34 a.m. PST

That Bandai set is great! It occurred to me that you could use Warlord's 88 crew -- essentially guys toting heavy objects : link and then a sprue or two of their Blitzkrieg Infantry, swapping grenade out for hammer, filling empty hands with baulks of timber, etc. ( link )

d88mm194020 May 2021 12:00 p.m. PST

Here's a link to both Bandai engineer sets. $12 USD each:

Personal logo Old Contemptible Supporting Member of TMP20 May 2021 11:34 p.m. PST

Thanks for the suggestions. I didn't know about the Bandai set I will order one and see how far off scale they are. Using the 88 crew is a great idea. I will also snoop around some RR sites for O scale figures.

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