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Offline Tim Haslam

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Before I invest.....
« on: April 05, 2020, 11:02:13 PM »
Is there any truth in rumours about a plastic 28mm Italian set coming out?
Just asking  ;D

Offline Phyllion

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Re: Before I invest.....
« Reply #1 on: April 08, 2020, 12:34:56 PM »
Well that would be exciting...

Offline Calimero

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Re: Before I invest.....
« Reply #2 on: April 08, 2020, 03:51:58 PM »
Is there any truth in rumours about a plastic 28mm Italian set coming out?
Just asking  ;D

From whom?
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Offline Tim Haslam

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Re: Before I invest.....
« Reply #3 on: April 08, 2020, 05:46:53 PM »
Maybe itís me, just wishful thinking  lol

Iím sure I read it somewhere, but being an old git, Iíve forgotten!

Anyhow, Iíve got my fez heads, from Nick at North Star, so Iím buying the metal Italians from Warlord with separate heads. That way I can attempt Albanian auxiliaries for my Italian Balkan force.

Thanks anyhow.

Offline moiterei_1984

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Re: Before I invest.....
« Reply #4 on: April 08, 2020, 07:28:21 PM »
ThereĎll be plastic Italian tanks from both Rubicon and Warlord but I havenít heard of any Infantry. That said I'm not really up to date where such things are concerned.

Offline Poiter50

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Re: Before I invest.....
« Reply #5 on: April 09, 2020, 12:57:31 AM »
I thought there was a news item from Warlord about 6-12 months ago?

hereĎll be plastic Italian tanks from both Rubicon and Warlord but I havenít heard of any Infantry. That said I'm not really up to date where such things are concerned.
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Offline Tim Haslam

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Re: Before I invest.....
« Reply #6 on: April 09, 2020, 10:45:36 AM »
Maybe I could try an email to Warlord?

Offline Tim Haslam

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Re: Before I invest.....
« Reply #7 on: April 09, 2020, 12:39:22 PM »
A very prompt reply from Warlord,

YES Italian plastic set is on the agenda, unfortunately what with the massive delays to business etc, itís now looking more like early 2021 than this year.

So itís looking like metal for me.

Thanks to Warlord.

Offline Shahbahraz

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Re: Before I invest.....
« Reply #8 on: April 10, 2020, 07:53:12 AM »
Well, it's too late for my Italians, for whom I have gone with Empress. But with plastic they could easily do head variations for Bersaglieri, solar helmets, steel helmets and even fezzes.

The interesting part will be whether they go with a pure desert approach, lots of sahara jackets or variants that will work for Russia and later.
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Offline Tim Haslam

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Re: Before I invest.....
« Reply #9 on: April 10, 2020, 08:10:15 AM »
The impression I got was that they were going to at least try different head options.
So you never know?
It would make sense to make a plastic set as flexible as production costs would allow.

Offline malto cortese

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Re: Before I invest.....
« Reply #10 on: April 10, 2020, 09:05:36 AM »
Great news! I only hope they will consider making some proper Alpini hats if they go for a variety of heads.. As I keep saying, no one makes a realistic alpine hat (and the great escape ones are particularly disappointing).. 
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Offline FreakyFenton

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Re: Before I invest.....
« Reply #11 on: April 12, 2020, 12:16:43 PM »
A very prompt reply from Warlord,

YES Italian plastic set is on the agenda, unfortunately what with the massive delays to business etc, itís now looking more like early 2021 than this year.

So itís looking like metal for me.

Thanks to Warlord.

Yeah, they had recently posted a survey what miniature set people wanted. They either had a few sets down for a rework or an update, and some sets that were previously only available as metals now made into plastics. I voted for plastic Italians. Albeit, I have to say plastic Hungarians might have been cool for plastic weapons of theirs. Either way, long story short, yes there are some on the way, sadly I never saw the post who won the survey, seeing as there was some other stuff listed as well.

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