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I have been thinking that there are a lot of gaps in the Post WW2 period. Certainly French Indochina, Korea, and Middle Eastern wars saw large armies engage in large battles. We already have most of the vehicles and aircraft, but very few figures. I would also like to see figures for the various African bush wars and other guerilla wars of the last 60 years. I think Strelets could make great figures for these various conflicts. What do other people think? Is there a demand for Post WW2 or am I in the minority here?
I think there is an interest as there seems to be a number of metal manufacturers who produce figures for post WW2 wars mostly 28mm, but some in 20mm the best of which may well be "Under Fire Miniatures".. very nice sculpts too
Hi Ironsides, I have noticed that there are quite a few modern metal figures. Are any of these compatible with 1:72? Personally I don't really like the feel or look of metal, but may buy some just because they are the only ones to make the eras I am most interested in.
I'm with you, Mako!! I'd like to see some more Moderns as well. I understand there are potential sensitivities around ultra-modern conflicts...but anything pre 1980s should not be an issue.
I would have thought that the really big omission is the Arab armies that fought against Israel and later Iranians and Iraqis. With all respect to Strelets I think they might find the fine detail required quite difficult although obviously they have been able to improve their depiction of weapons in recent sets. Perhaps the new company Ultima Ratio would be interested in something like this given that their first set is 1980s mujahadeen.
I agree Graham that Iraqis and Iranians would be really useful. You could do the Iran - Iraq War, First Gulf War, Second Gulf War and even "what if" scenarios of future wars in the Gulf. I was really excited to see the new company Ultima Ratio and look forward to see what this company will do next.
They look good painted up,if I were to be very critical there are two flaws, one the only rifle that is not an ak47 could be anything,quite unidentifiable ,and the medics bag has a red cross and it should be a red crescent (the guy doing the box art got it right). Room for set two, a light machine gun,mortar team,sniper/s etc. First class sculpting,mould etc. Not my period at all but as soon as I saw them I thought they would paint up nicely. ps the sprue configuration looks ever so strelets.