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mrwigglesworth16 Feb 2022 7:59 p.m. PST

I have been thinking about getting into this topic but have no idea about miniatures. I am thinking 15mm or 20mm to cut down on table size.
Any suggestions would be great.

Irish Marine16 Feb 2022 8:18 p.m. PST

There is a great selection in 20mm, especially Liberation Miniatures.
Also, there are tons of diecast armor in 1/72 which is 20mm, and you don't have to paint the vehicles. There are several other companies as well.

HMS Exeter16 Feb 2022 8:53 p.m. PST

Peter Pig has a line called AK47 that might do. It's focus is "modern" wars in Africa, tho might be a bit later than you have in mind.


Bunkermeister Supporting Member of TMP16 Feb 2022 9:04 p.m. PST


A lot of the Vietnam War 1/72nd scale plastic figures would work well I think.

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Personal logo Stosstruppen Supporting Member of TMP16 Feb 2022 10:04 p.m. PST

Underfire has some nice 20mm as well. I would agree with the great selection of Liberation as well.


jurgenation Supporting Member of TMP17 Feb 2022 3:50 a.m. PST

Elhiem also has wonderful 20mm Mercs and Simbastroops .ish UN .Also Irish UN in Congo 1960s ,of which some can be used for Swedish UN troops .Liberation are great figures .Large line ,just a hassle to order from.

David Manley17 Feb 2022 4:17 a.m. PST

The Peter Pig AK47 line in 15mm is ideally suited to this kind of wargaming. Whilst some of the later releases (Israeli, USMC, FFL) are aimed more at the 80s and 90s the "core" sets are firmly in the 60s and 70s.

Mirosav17 Feb 2022 6:22 a.m. PST

Peter Pig 15mm and Liberation Miniatures 20mm are both good. If you are looking for a set of rules I suggest Wars of Insurgency:

mrwigglesworth17 Feb 2022 9:59 a.m. PST

Thanks for all the information guys!
Liberation Miniatures look like they are mail order only.
Peter pig has a huge line with vehicle's as well.
I think my brother has the Wars of Insurgency rules so I will definitely check them out.
Thanks again

Toombe17 Feb 2022 3:26 p.m. PST

Peter Pig's AK47 Republic rules give a good game. It's well supported on the RFCM Forum and there is a Mercenary Cored Army list (No: 14) in the current Reloaded version.

Best wishes, Martin

Augustus20 Feb 2022 10:39 p.m. PST

People seriously order from Liberation?!

mrwigglesworth22 Feb 2022 7:47 a.m. PST

I put in a n order to Brookhurst for 15mm peter pig.

Oldgrumbler27 Aug 2022 7:40 p.m. PST

The only way to seriously do it. Good choice

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