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Stalkey and Co18 Jun 2021 7:48 a.m. PST

I was thinking of using Peter Pig's lovely figs for a 15mm game, but am also now considering a switch to 28mm.

I'm wondering if anyone has a good spread of choices for the many different factions in the 25-28mm range.

Also, are there any good resources for "uniforms" or perhaps "stuff the military participants wore" would be a better term?

Uncertain if there's an Osprey on this period.

Thanks in advance!

Patrick Sexton Supporting Member of TMP18 Jun 2021 8:02 a.m. PST

A very good series is this one from Helion Books:

link

Several very good books on the Congo.

Kevin C18 Jun 2021 8:42 a.m. PST

Mongrel Miniatures (which can be purchased from Badger Games) offers 28mm Mercenaries from this conflict. Here are some pictures of the miniatures: link

Also, Britannia Miniatures (available from Grubby Tanks) have a range of both 28mm Mercenaries and Simbas for the conflict.

Here are the mercenaries from Britannia Miniatures: link

And here are the Simbas from Britannia Miniatures: link

I have miniatures from both of these ranges and find them to be outstanding miniatures. That said, I should mention that the Britannia Miniatures are a lot bigger than the Mongrel miniatures.

Col Durnford18 Jun 2021 10:41 a.m. PST

Kevin, thanks so much for the size evaluation between the ranges.

79thPA Supporting Member of TMP18 Jun 2021 11:09 a.m. PST

If you are willing to consider "Africa" rather than just the Congo, 1/72 is an option as well.

Mirosav18 Jun 2021 11:15 a.m. PST

A friend of mine has done this period in 20mm. Links to battle reports and other material are on the website for the rules he wrote called Wars of Insurgency:

link

79thPA Supporting Member of TMP18 Jun 2021 7:54 p.m. PST

That's a fun set of rules.

Alcibiades18 Jun 2021 10:11 p.m. PST

I've always hoped that someone would come out with a full range of 15/18mm Congo Crisis figures; Simbas, mercs, UN etc.

Best place to start is Mike Hoare's book on the Congo.

Stalkey and Co19 Jun 2021 10:38 a.m. PST

Didn't Peter Pig already do this with Range 17?
peterpig.co.uk/ak47.html

Yes, Mike Hoare's book is good.

Joe Legan25 Jun 2021 3:39 p.m. PST

Peter Pig did do an African range. They work well. Osprey has several good books covering the period. I personally use Force on Force which excels at asymetric warfare. Here is a report from my FFL platoon in Africa.
link
All figures used were Peter Pig except Britney and the contractors; they are from Khurasian.

Enjoy whatever you choose!

Joe

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