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captaincold6928 Jun 2023 9:42 a.m. PST

Any suggestions on who sells packs of WW2 infantry "company" packs? I'm really only familiar with GHQ and prefer NOT to use their infantry. I don't like the size and look of them and to my knowledge they don't sell infantry by the "company" packs.

I know of Heroics & Ros and Baccus, but not sure if they sell packs of infantry by "company" level. Nor am I familiar with their shipping times to the US.

Any other considerations?

Thank you

BattlerBritain28 Jun 2023 9:52 a.m. PST

Adler miniatures in UK do Company packs and their figures are really good.

captaincold6928 Jun 2023 9:58 a.m. PST

Thanks Battler. I'll compare them to Baccus and H&R.

charles popp28 Jun 2023 10:03 a.m. PST

for ww2 i use adler for all the rest i try to use Baccus

captaincold6928 Jun 2023 10:09 a.m. PST

Not seeing on the Alder site company level packs of infantry, also, the shipping to the US is somewhat cost prohibitive.

Greg G128 Jun 2023 11:47 a.m. PST

2D6 Wargaming do company packs.
link

However they do not yet cover all armies.

Rakkasan28 Jun 2023 11:48 a.m. PST

For Adler you need to purchase a pack of infantry, one of the light machine gun, and maybe a mortar pack, a heavy machine gun pack, the AT weapon pack, and a command strip or two to get radios. Baccus does have some company packs

captaincold6928 Jun 2023 12:00 p.m. PST

@ Greg G1 – well, 2D6 does have Germans and US, so that's a plus. I'll compare them to the others.

@ Rakkasan – appreciate that info.

Time to compare prices and shipping!

Mark 1 Supporting Member of TMP28 Jun 2023 3:48 p.m. PST

H&R infantry come in what might be described as platoon packs. If you are basing at 1-to-1 unit scales (that is you want to see 8 to 10 actual figures for a squad, and 30 – 35 figures for a platoon) then you can buy three of their infantry packs and one of their support weapons packs and you'll have a company + some few battalion support weapons that might be assigned to support a company in action. Depending on the nation and the specific force TOE, of course (ie: US Infantry companies have a different TOE than Armored Infantry companies, vs. Armored Recon companies, etc.)

As I do squad-basing with a bit of an abstraction on the number of actual figures (4 figures on a stand represents a squad of 8 or 10, 2 figures on a stand represents a support crew of 2 to 5, etc.) I can usually get by with one or two infantry packs and a weapons pack per company, and have enough figures left over to do crews for vehicles, maybe some scouts, etc.

So far, the assortment of figures/poses/weapons types in the H&R packs are the best I've seen for building reasonable TOE units.

Hope that helps.

-Mark
(aka: Mk 1)

captaincold6928 Jun 2023 3:59 p.m. PST

Thanks Mark. It's between H&R and Baccus. Baccus seems to be a tad cheaper and at this scale I'm not sure detail is an issue at this viewing range.

LeonAdler Sponsoring Member of TMP28 Jun 2023 10:07 p.m. PST

' shipping to the US is somewhat cost prohibitive.'
The postal cost of an G3,(inf) GS 3A (LMG), 3C ( Tank hunters), 3D (81mm mortars), 3E (HMGs) and a couple of HQ strips cost £5.85 GBP p&p.
We calculate postage at cost value.
L

AGamer29 Jun 2023 8:06 a.m. PST

CaptainCold69 -

Have you made, or are you planning on, armor/transport purchases? If you are, that may impact your infantry selections due to scale.

captaincold6929 Jun 2023 8:59 a.m. PST

@AGamer – all my armor is going to be 3d resin printed.

Shark Six Three Zero29 Jun 2023 10:35 a.m. PST

this is good to know, I am also looking to start 6mm WWII. I will look into Adler.

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