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Cacique Caribe30 Jul 2006 5:50 p.m. PST

Suitable for this scenario:
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Two Ducks Pond30 Jul 2006 7:29 p.m. PST


Brigade Games are the best range in covering WW1,Interwar to early WW2.

Hopefully we will see some new additions to the German sailors very soon from Brigade.

God Bless


Cacique Caribe30 Jul 2006 10:53 p.m. PST

Thanks Helen. I am surprised no one has made them yet.


For Sale31 Jul 2006 1:18 a.m. PST

Brigade have this set for sale:- picture
They were for the Polar Wars range so are pretty well wrapped up and are wearing the U-boat leathers.
I've been asked to do some more and also some Merchant Seamen for Brigade so you should have a fair choice of figures soon.
If you join the Brigade yahoo group you'll get to see the greens of the new figures as soon as they are ready.

Schogun31 Jul 2006 4:50 a.m. PST

Richard —

Don't forget to finish the 1/48th scale Soviet Command pack for North Star first. I need them!

For Sale31 Jul 2006 5:47 a.m. PST

They have to fit around the commissions ;-) Just done a new batch of 1/48th late war Germans though.

Steve Flanagan31 Jul 2006 5:52 a.m. PST

Richard – I don't suppose that there's any chance that your next U-Boat captain could have his double-breasted jacket open, a No2 cut, jug ears, no headgear and something that can be cut down into a sonic screwdriver in his hand? No?

Lee Brilleaux Fezian31 Jul 2006 5:59 a.m. PST

My knowledge of U boat crew uniform is limited to one pic in the venerable Kannik uniforms book I've owned since 1970. Black leather, huh?

All black leather? What about the trousers? The wooly hats? Anyone know? They are on my painting table waiting for the word —-

For Sale31 Jul 2006 6:22 a.m. PST

Black or grey leather
Some examples for you:-

Steve – It a depends what Brigade asks me to do next, who knows someone might even ask for an ex "Virginian" star in a pullover and seaboots.
Kick up a fuss on the Brigade yahoo group and see what happens ;-)

axabrax31 Jul 2006 9:16 a.m. PST

There are no U-Boat crew other than the Brigade Games are there?

Cacique Caribe31 Jul 2006 9:17 a.m. PST

I was hoping someone had made crew for use in tropical areas. I guess I will wait until they are made by someone.


For Sale31 Jul 2006 9:38 a.m. PST

They will be ;-)

Lee Brilleaux Fezian31 Jul 2006 10:01 a.m. PST

Thanks Richard – I must go and smear paint around now!

MetalMutt31 Jul 2006 2:25 p.m. PST

Don't tell him Pike!

jackofclubs01 Aug 2006 9:58 a.m. PST

Gamer – Afghanistan is several tribes bunched together. The tribal system has kept Central Asia remarkable stable for centuries (please feel to shoot down that theory – but its hardly been a flashpoint of world affairs since Genghis).

Cacique Caribe01 Aug 2006 11:26 a.m. PST



Steve Flanagan01 Aug 2006 2:08 p.m. PST

Coming Soon: U-Boats in Afghanistan!

Bless the bug for that touch of surrealism.

Personal logo BrigadeGames Sponsoring Member of TMP01 Aug 2006 7:04 p.m. PST

Keep buying the figures we come up with and I'll keep having more made.

I think you'll like what we have in the pipeline.

Richard has a long list that he working on. They are on the list but there are some items before them first though.

I could be convinced to add photos of the dollies in my yahoo group if you all really want to see them.

If you decide to join, please tell me your name and where you are from. I like to know who is in the group.



Cacique Caribe01 Aug 2006 8:35 p.m. PST

"Keep buying the figures we come up with and I'll keep having more made."

Will do. Actually, I just ordered one each of the seven alien variants in your Alien Invasion range.

For my future Lost World gaming, I will have to wait for the non-polar U-boat crew to come out.



fictionfactorymodels31 Aug 2006 9:05 a.m. PST

Looking for a U-boat crew myself for a 'Dads Army' type scenario – "They don't like it up um" – and came across Ebob's POW characters/penguins/stooges link
which could easily be used for Germans though I'm guessing you need yours armed?

Cacique Caribe23 Apr 2007 6:28 a.m. PST


I looked at the movie links again and, it seems, I should have been looking for WWI (1916) U-Boat crews and officers instead! :)

So, I guess that the search for WWI U-Boat sailors and officers goes on . . .

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Cacique Caribe23 Apr 2007 8:38 a.m. PST

Wow!!! I guess I had not checked the Brigade Games' site in quite some time . . .

Winter attire:

Tropical attire:

Those Germans will work well with a sprinkling of these Merchant Marines (to act as the recovered crew in this scenario):

I guess I will be placing my order very, very soon!!!

QUESTION: Would these work as additional crew for a WWI U-Boat? Or are they not suitable for submarine service?


Cacique Caribe23 Apr 2007 9:04 a.m. PST

Seeking reply here:

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Norrins01 May 2007 5:11 a.m. PST

Does anyone in the UK stock Brigade Games? Just thinking that the Merchant Crew could be converted to a passable 9th Doctor.

Cacique Caribe02 May 2007 1:42 p.m. PST


This is what shows up about them on the TMP Manufacturer Directory:

TMP link

And this is what Brigade has on their site:


Hope this helps.


Personal logo BrigadeGames Sponsoring Member of TMP04 May 2007 9:09 a.m. PST

NorthStar does not currently carry the Ends of the Earth range.

We offere reasonable shipping rates to overseas locations (we ship overseas pretty much every day).

The webstore will typically overcalculate the shipping for orders over $25, which we adjust when we ship the order.

Cacique Caribe04 May 2007 10:48 a.m. PST

Thanks for clearing that up!


Cacique Caribe04 May 2007 12:16 p.m. PST

I have just added these four packs (for now) to my shopping list for next month:


After that, I'll be ready for Caprona/Caspak!!!
TMP link


Cacique Caribe24 Aug 2007 3:05 p.m. PST

To welcome the U-boat crew on the icy parts of Caprona . . .

Here are some Copplestone cavemen I have started to dress for glacial weather:

TMP link

Please let me know what you think. Thanks.


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