Re: 20mm Figures for SGII (was Figure's Personal Equipment)
Date: Fri, 2 Oct 1998 23:19:35 EDT
Subject: Re: 20mm Figures for SGII (was Figure's Personal Equipment)
In a message dated 98-10-02 10:30:45 EDT, you write:
<< And secondly I'd actually like to suggest an
alternative, I have recently been shopping around 20mm WWII figs and I
stunned, the quality of many manufacturers completely blows away most
25/28mm manufaturers (GZG included), PLUS, the figs ALL have a
amount of kit. In particular worth looking at for use in sci-fi are
war German SS Panzergrenadiers with assault rifles, thier smocks,
and weapons don't look out of place when comaperd with modern/near
figs and with a bit of careful shopping around moutain troops and
equiped with rucksacks can be found. I think one other advantage of
20mm figs may be the problem of crowded table that can occur with 25/28
(more especially the latter) platoons. I have seen games with a couple
platoons of 20mm figs plus 20mm AFVs on a 6x4 table and they do not
too squashed in. And remember, 20mm (ish) buildings are easily
in model railway stores !
OK so rant mode is now off, comments anyone ?
(flames to personal email please rather than the list).
I agree with you on the versitility of 20mm for SGII. In addition to GZG
figures, I also have a ton of Blade miniatures 20mm figures and
These (IMO) are very nice figures. Does anyone else use them ? I mix
20mm historical/"modern" types from Combat Miniatures (Arab-Israeli,
Falklands, Soviets, Afgans) and SHQ (Vietnam, Gulf War). The "modern"
make good militia and para-military types and "lower-tech" regulars to
"high-tech" blade miniatures. All of my 20mm terrain buildings and
fortifications for my WWII stuff are useful as well. There is a lot to
said for 20mm.....
Any thoughts on the subject ?