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Offline Tim Haslam

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Suggestions for 28mm Bulgarians?
« on: July 31, 2020, 12:46:48 PM »
I did see a video of a guy converting the 'old Wargames factory Soviet infantry. But I don't think that's an option now?
Just wondering if there is anything available for maybe WWI that would fit?
Suggestions please!
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Offline Wyrmalla

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Re: Suggestions for 28mm Bulgarians?
« Reply #1 on: August 01, 2020, 06:56:03 AM »
If you're looking for a "good enough" force with minimal sculpting then Soviet figures with reshaped helmets may work. The Warlord Games ones are overized enough that modifying the rim a bit will give a similar apperance to the ones the Bulgarians used.

But I'd recommend doing research into what uniforms they used and their helmets. They may have had units equipped with foreign produced helmets that are more easily available. Along with them potentially having used foreign rifles as well (companies out there do White Russians in German service - who used Soviet uniforms, which may be a place to start).

It would be how you paint them along with what vehicles they use and their insignia which makes them distinct. I'd look for every opportunity to make them more "Bulgarian" than their donor figures. Particularly with Officer's uniforms and support weapons. Albeit admitedly on the Eastern Front the Axis used tonnes of captured equipment too.

Oh, and what year of the war they're being represented in would be relevent too. I.e. Pre or Post joining the Allies. I'm not clued up on what the Bulgarian equipment system was like late in the war, however there's examples that they at least started painting stars on their vehicles (like the Romanians did - so as not to confuse their new allies).

Where possible, find a book with pictures covering Bulgarian involvment in the war. You may see photographs of their soldiers wearing uniforms which you wouldn't otherwise find whilst searching Google or Pinterest. I.e. wearing ponchos, jackets, camo, etc. I'm assuming that you're wanting to depict them in a temperate environment rather than the Winter too (otherwise just stick them all in great coats and worry about the helmets).


Offline Ewan

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Re: Suggestions for 28mm Bulgarians?
« Reply #2 on: August 01, 2020, 08:19:45 AM »
You might want to contact Great Escape Games as I believe they are planning a range of Bulgarian infantry in the near future (don't know when) to compliment their other Balkan ranges.

Offline Tim Haslam

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Re: Suggestions for 28mm Bulgarians?
« Reply #3 on: August 01, 2020, 11:31:51 AM »
Good point, I've already got there Greek figures and I love them.
Thanks chaps

Offline Tim Haslam

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Re: Suggestions for 28mm Bulgarians?
« Reply #4 on: August 02, 2020, 09:31:12 PM »
Good news chaps,
Apparently Bulgarians from Great Escape Games are closer to release than perhaps expected!

Offline Truscott Trotter

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Re: Suggestions for 28mm Bulgarians?
« Reply #5 on: August 03, 2020, 03:53:13 AM »
I would convert them from Albanian troops  lol

Offline carlos marighela

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Re: Suggestions for 28mm Bulgarians?
« Reply #6 on: August 03, 2020, 08:03:06 AM »
Just do a reversal of  Candide and use SYW Prussians as proxies. It it was good enough for Voltaire....  :D

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