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Re: Miniatures

Posted: Thu 18 Jun 2020, 00:13
by Severian
@cypher226, Empress offers 28mm head sprues separately for both US and USSR. Might be worth looking into for your Rhodesian cavalry conversions. Examples below:

https://www.empressminiatures.com/rus08-746-p.asp
https://www.empressminiatures.com/us09-824-p.asp

Sev

Re: Miniatures

Posted: Fri 17 Jul 2020, 22:21
by Panzerfaust150
I believe I might have something useful to say on the subject?

http://500twilight2000.blogspot.com/?m=1

Re: Miniatures

Posted: Sat 18 Jul 2020, 15:45
by Evildrsmith
Ah! Panzerfaust150 - Hello!

I've browsed your site a fair bit, so nice to put a name to the site, as it were.

Given the Swedish setting option that is apparently coming, have you, in your 'miniature-travels', come across any of the Gecko Resin models? I'm wondering how fiddly / fragile they are / fit for gaming

Re: Miniatures

Posted: Mon 20 Jul 2020, 23:07
by Vader
I believe I might have something useful to say on the subject?

http://500twilight2000.blogspot.com/?m=1
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Extremely informative interview - thanks for the link! Particularly intrigued by what Chris had to say about the rule set(s).

Re: Miniatures

Posted: Tue 21 Jul 2020, 16:42
by Panzerfaust150
Thanks,
@Vader, I was trying to make it a larger endeavor, but alas, coordination did not work in my favor.

As for the Gecko Resin models, I am embarrassed to say, but I've never come across them?

Re: Miniatures

Posted: Wed 12 Aug 2020, 19:12
by cypher226
@cypher226, Empress offers 28mm head sprues separately for both US and USSR. Might be worth looking into for your Rhodesian cavalry conversions. Examples below:

https://www.empressminiatures.com/rus08-746-p.asp
https://www.empressminiatures.com/us09-824-p.asp

Sev
Cheers, I'll have another look there!

Re: Miniatures

Posted: Thu 03 Sep 2020, 22:16
by Panzerfaust150
Getting back to miniatures, the announced battlemaps with 10m to the square? That sounds as if they will make great conversions to miniatures, as we'll be able to do 1" = 10m on a 4x6 table and run this pretty easily. Coupled with the combat rules, I am very enthusiastic about miniature conversions. Larger battles might be an issue, but I think us "Leadheads" can come up with some ideas?

Re: Miniatures

Posted: Fri 04 Sep 2020, 13:35
by Arrigo74
For miniatures in 28mm, have a look at Underfire Miniatures. They have US, Soviet, Germans (both sides of the IGB) and have mooted British (but Empress is committed to do BAOR in 28mm). They have also Rhodesians and FRG Polizei. Link: http://www.underfireminiatures.com/

As for vehicles, butlers printed models offer 3d printed cold war stuff in all scales. I have several 15mm models and are good. I have been told the 28mm stuff is even better because print lines are less noticeable. They do 1/56 and 1/48 to satisfy both sides of the 28mm debate. They have Dutch, Danish, Italian vehicles that no one else does in 28mm. They also have Canadian stuff, and IDF conversions. An S tank and PBV302 too! Link: https://www.butlersprintedmodels.co.uk/

Badger games in US also has the old Mongrel (not mongol) range. They are nice miniatures, many sculpted by the talented Paul Hicks. I got aplenty when Frank Hammond (the original UK owner) was still at the helm.

As for scale, some people does individual based 12mm (and timecast models are great) so it could be an option. Otherwise right now 15mm, and 28mm are decently served, 20mm has always been. Spoiled by choice! To be quite honest 28mm is nice for very small encounters, but for engagement like the one presented in the old GDW Last Battle scenarios, probably 15mm is better. Except if you have both a mega table and mega terrain.

Best,
Arrigo

Re: Miniatures

Posted: Fri 04 Sep 2020, 13:39
by Arrigo74
Getting back to miniatures, the announced battlemaps with 10m to the square? That sounds as if they will make great conversions to miniatures, as we'll be able to do 1" = 10m on a 4x6 table and run this pretty easily. Coupled with the combat rules, I am very enthusiastic about miniature conversions. Larger battles might be an issue, but I think us "Leadheads" can come up with some ideas?
I assume they are hexes not squares based from the pictures in the KS. And happy with that, squares have some issue... as for 'larger' battles you could use 12mm or 15mm and 1cm per 10m, sounds decent when you use vehicles and ATGM. You can even base fireteam together (doing what GDW did for Last Battle) and add single miniatures for the Player Characters.

Re: Miniatures

Posted: Sat 05 Sep 2020, 19:53
by aramis
For me to use minis, they'd need to be 10, 15 or 20 mm, and the price under US$2 per figure after shipping.

Larger scales, I simply would ignore - too much mass and space for the benefit. Note also that I don't run at my home, so it's about portability as much as price.

I have a strong preference for plastic over metal, as well - ease of modifications, easier to paint.