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Thanks for the heads up on the Korean War book. My Dad won the Silver Star there when the Chinese came across the first time. He had a PPSh [Burp Gun] that disappeared while he was out on patrol one night.

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I’m skipping the sprue sale and buying 2 boxes of Perry Miniatures new WWII US Infantry,. 42 miniatures per box including a bazooka, MGs and extra BARs.

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On 5/4/2019 at 12:27 AM, Heisler said:

I’m skipping the sprue sale and buying 2 boxes of Perry Miniatures new WWII US Infantry,. 42 miniatures per box including a bazooka, MGs and extra BARs.

 

I really never liked the Perry's miniatures. I don't exactly know why, but they never triggered any feelings in me. Maybe it's because of the faces.

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The size difference of the Lee-Enfields between Artizan and, say, Warlords plastics is also remarkable.

 

I'm thinking of getting some of the Perry US guys to replace some metal figs I had to use in my Kagnew Battalion force.  The will probably be closer to the scale of the Wargames Factory that make up the majority.  The US advisers will remain in bulky metal.  Still kind of mad at Empress for putting out their WW2 range just after I painted that project.

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Yes. spindly, almost 2-dimensional rifles annoy me too. Have the sculptors never felt the heft of a proper gun? (Or marched a few miles with one slung over their shoulder...) 

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7 hours ago, paintybeard said:

Yes. spindly, almost 2-dimensional rifles annoy me too. Have the sculptors never felt the heft of a proper gun? (Or marched a few miles with one slung over their shoulder...) 

 

Well, at least the SMLE. That full-length fore-stock adds a lot to the weight. If you've only ever carried a 5.56, you probably don't understand one of the major reasons for going to the smaller caliber.

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Yet those are not the reasons that rifles are sculpted the way they are. Artisan, as an example, sculpts oversized weapons because they have to suffer through the rigors of being de-molded, packaged and then on to the gaming table. We are all familiar with how metal bends and breaks and that’s why they are sculpted over sized.

with plastics, they can scale the weapons down to something close to actual size. The Perry’s, in theory, are sculpting to 1/56th scale which has, more or less, become the defectors scale for WWII gaming. Warlord will be bigger as they are sculpting to a size, 28mm, and not a scale. They are your best comparison to Artizan’s weapons on what they probably should look like in 28mm. What’s interesting is that Warlord is molding vehicles to 1/56th scale which puts them out of proportion to their own troops but approximately correct for their competitors! That is based on the Warlord boxes that I own. That might have changed with new releases.

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On 5/5/2019 at 3:56 AM, SisterMaryNapalm said:

 

I really never liked the Perry's miniatures. I don't exactly know why, but they never triggered any feelings in me. Maybe it's because of the faces.

 

I LOVE Perry metals, but I'm pretty luke-warm about their plastic sets. I don't have any of the WWII stuff, but I have the 15th C Infantry set & the Agincourt foot knights sets. I like the designs & attention to detail of the armor the figures have, but the sculpting leaves me cold. I'm going to stick to Perry metals from now on (which are top notch, if the castings are a little "rough").

 

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On 5/6/2019 at 1:50 PM, Heisler said:

Yet those are not the reasons that rifles are sculpted the way they are. Artisan, as an example, sculpts oversized weapons because they have to suffer through the rigors of being de-molded, packaged and then on to the gaming table. We are all familiar with how metal bends and breaks and that’s why they are sculpted over sized.

with plastics, they can scale the weapons down to something close to actual size. The Perry’s, in theory, are sculpting to 1/56th scale which has, more or less, become the defectors scale for WWII gaming. Warlord will be bigger as they are sculpting to a size, 28mm, and not a scale. They are your best comparison to Artizan’s weapons on what they probably should look like in 28mm. What’s interesting is that Warlord is molding vehicles to 1/56th scale which puts them out of proportion to their own troops but approximately correct for their competitors! That is based on the Warlord boxes that I own. That might have changed with new releases.

 

That explains the comparitively tiny StuG commander.  The Perry WW2 look starving compared to the bulkier Warlord, but are more realistically proportioned.  I'm not sure which I prefer - probably originally I would have preferred less chunky figures but I've gotten used to the Warlord ones by now.  I've got so many Warlord that I wouldn't want to mix Perrys in with them for the same force, but would consider Perrys for making a separate force.  I'll have to think about this some.  

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