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Personal logo The Virtual Armchair General Sponsoring Member of TMP26 Dec 2022 2:35 p.m. PST

I'm out of my depth here, so please help solve an unexpected problem just encountered as I and a mate begin to collect for the rules "Crossfire."

To wit: He got OG 15's for Christmas (Yanks and Germans) from one, and Peter Pig's from me (or for me). Both flavors of Yanks match passably, and the OG Germans match the PP Yanks, but the PP Germans are much bigger than all the others. I mean, I'd expect figures by the same manufacturer to match within the same range, but evidently not.

So now we appear to need 15mm Germans that will "match" the PP Yanks, and OG's own Yanks and Germans.

Because we're collecting for "Crossfire," we principally need German MG's (34 and 42), mortars, leaders, anti-tank weapons (Panzerfaust/Schreck), flame throwers, casualties (for Pinned/Suppressed markers), and appropriate crew figures for such.

For the Yanks, at least, PP makes weapons and separate crews that will, predictably, continue to match their other Yanks, as well as the OG 15's, so no problem there.

So, can anyone point the way for us? Outside of 20mm, we're both new to WW II--and now lost between the lines and it's getting dark!


Personal logo Saber6 Supporting Member of TMP Fezian26 Dec 2022 3:25 p.m. PST

PP will work with OG/CD 15mm. Even mixing on the same base. One thing is tha PP bases are slightly thicker than OG, adding to the differnce.

nnascati Supporting Member of TMP26 Dec 2022 6:53 p.m. PST

PP re-did a number of packs. I'd contact Martin and ask his advice on which packs to get.

d88mm194026 Dec 2022 6:55 p.m. PST

To mark units that fired, I used brass wire, cut up in short lengths (maybe 1mm). If you cut up about 30-50 on a wet base (20mmx20mm), that is one that has just been flocked, it looks very convincing!

painting veteran26 Dec 2022 9:08 p.m. PST

Peter Pig figures are larger than OG. It is noticeable. Also the weapons such as MG42s are noticeably larger.

Mister Tibbles26 Dec 2022 9:46 p.m. PST

The PP are just plain superior to OG and a joy to paint. Many years ago, I sold all my OG, replacing them with PP. Nnascati is right about the resculpts. I thought this had been on the PP website but couldn't find it. I even used to check the website over the years. I figured Martin will be around to clear up the issue.

Martin Rapier27 Dec 2022 7:41 a.m. PST

The newer PP sculpts are a bit bigger than some of the older ones (but smaller than some of the very old ones). Tbh I just mix them up on the bases and it looks fine from any sort of distance.

My guys are a mix of PP, OG, BF, QRF, PSC and even some Irregular. In bunches they look fine, even if the individual figures vary in heft considerably (the plastic figures are much slimmer than their metal pals).

Legionarius28 Dec 2022 7:21 p.m. PST

No line has everything. Personally. I have a mix of Peter Pig, Old Glory 15s and Plastic Soldier figures. With careful basing, mixing and the same painting style, they look good together.

Martin Rapier29 Dec 2022 2:15 a.m. PST

Yes, a consistent basing style will unify all sorts of different figures mixed together.

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