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Erzherzog Johann22 May 2023 3:15 a.m. PST

I have old H&R US infantry but I want to geet some more. Two questions:

In 6mm, how different are the US infantry and paras (other than colour scheme)?

Do they (or anyone with compatible scale) do the M1919 bipod LMG, preferably prone but not essential? I'm assuming the .30 cal Browning is the tripod mount.

An stl would be fine too.

Cheers,
John

Personal logo Whirlwind Supporting Member of TMP22 May 2023 6:56 a.m. PST

I think 2d6 wargaming do a standing US Para with the Browning LMG with bipod

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Captain Pete22 May 2023 7:08 a.m. PST

As far as I know, 2D6 does not yet do any Americans at all. They do have Fallschirmjagers and some British Paras in their line.

Personal logo Whirlwind Supporting Member of TMP22 May 2023 7:22 a.m. PST

They are on their front page at the moment:

2d6wargaming.com

Greg G122 May 2023 7:45 a.m. PST

In the infantry the .30 are prone but it is a tripod not a bipod.

H and R22 May 2023 9:30 a.m. PST

To answer question one we thought they were different enough that when we did the new US figures we did infantry and paratroops, their uniform is different at 6mm.
In both the ols style us infantry and both the new style ones .30 crew are prone but the gun is on a tripod. I think you could either modify the stand if you want it on a bipod or use one LMG teams "modern" ranges which have M1 helmets like the West Germans. I will add a bipod .30 cal to our make list as we would only need the gun as the crew figures are separate from the gun so thanks for the suggestion.

Erzherzog Johann22 May 2023 1:06 p.m. PST

Thanks very much for the responses. I think US Rangers in particular used the M1919 instead of the BAR, at least according to a TO&E I read.

Cheers,
John

Korvessa22 May 2023 1:49 p.m. PST

Personally, I think that depends on whether you are a:
1) Looks good on the table from a couple feet away
2) Looks like a museum piece when examined up close


The older I get, and the shakier my painting hand gets, the more I am satisfied to be like #1.

Captain Pete22 May 2023 3:26 p.m. PST

I stand corrected, Whirlwind. When I checked the 2D6 line this morning, I did not see the American Airborne infantry and no American line so far even listed.

It will be interesting to see how far 2D6 goes with this new line. I am hoping for some regular American infantry especially an 81mm mortar and the M1917 and M1919 Browning MGs.

cabin4clw23 May 2023 3:19 a.m. PST

How do Heroics and Ros compare in size to 2d6?

Personal logo Whirlwind Supporting Member of TMP23 May 2023 6:16 a.m. PST

How do Heroics and Ros compare in size to 2d6?

Here you go. No-one be judgy about the painting in these close-ups!

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From L-R: Irregular US (Vietnam); Baccus Soviet SMGs, 2d6 Soviets, H&R Germans with StG44, H&R 25mm French ATG+crew, Adler French, Scotia Polish, Baccus Germans, GHQ Germans

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From L-R: Baccus Soviet SMGs, 2d6 Soviets, H&R Germans with StG44, H&R 25mm French ATG+crew

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From L-R: Adler French, Scotia Polish, Baccus Germans, GHQ Germans

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From L-R: Irregular US (Vietnam); Baccus Soviet SMGs, 2d6 Soviets, H&R Germans with StG44,

Personal logo Whirlwind Supporting Member of TMP23 May 2023 6:21 a.m. PST

So I would say, 2d6 and Irregular are in the middle of the pack (but sort of work with everything), H&R are a little bit slighter, Baccus, GHQ, Adler and Scotia a little bigger.

The main pain is that H&R probably have the best range, but work least well with the bigger figures. You notice most when an Adler CO talks to an attached mortar battery, or when Scotia Polish infantry have to crew an H&R anti-tank gun

Captain Pete23 May 2023 6:51 p.m. PST

That is a very good comparison with pictures, Whirlwind. I did add a couple 2D6 Russians to my GHQ squad base. Overall, they fit in pretty well.

The 2D6 figures are the LMG gunner and the ammo bearer behind him.

Personal logo Whirlwind Supporting Member of TMP24 May 2023 2:31 a.m. PST

Nice painting and photos! I know it is hard to get them to look nice that close up. And agreed with 2d6/GHQ good compatibility for figures.

cent at war26 Jun 2023 11:12 p.m. PST

2D6 and the new Heroics & Ros figures are really compatible together They our both really super little gems !!!!!.

captaincold6928 Jun 2023 8:41 a.m. PST

Who has the best shipping rates and times to the US? Not a fan of GHQ

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