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Offline Bullshott

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Re: Where to buy VSF goodies?
« Reply #15 on: October 30, 2008, 02:16:31 PM »
Redoubt Enterprises - 28mm range of home service British troops and artillery. Also large steam tanks and vehicles. Their ACW and Zulu wars range also have useful figures. Beware though that the figures are taller than many other 28s.

Also look at Redoubt's Boxer Rebellion range. These figures are 'traditional' 28mm in height, so more compatible with other manufacturers' ranges. As well as Chinese, this range covers all the European powers in the legation siege including armed sailors from various nations, British, US and German marines and Japanese infantry. Perfect for raising small forces for various countries.

Dixon Miniatures make a very nice Dahomey Wars range of 'small 28mm' (compatible with Foundry). The range includes very nice 1890s French in tropical uniforms - both marine infantry and Foreign Legion in sun helmets. Perfect for central Africa, Indochina (Vietman) and other tropical climates.

Warzone (now sold through Prince August) - this range includes very economical bags of plastic(ABS) Imperial (Sci-fi WW1/2 British) and Bauhaus (Sci-fi WW1/2 Germans). All the plastics have separate heads, so are perfect for conversions (although the Bauhaus hardly need this as they come with nice piclelhaubes). Also look for the Bauhaus Vulkan battlesuits.
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Re: Where to buy VSF goodies?
« Reply #16 on: October 30, 2008, 04:59:52 PM »
Honourable Lead Boiler Suit company have a comprehensive range of Home service order British figures including the household cavalry. Although they are not listed on their website, a phone call or email will provide a list of what is available.
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Re: Where to buy VSF goodies?
« Reply #17 on: October 30, 2008, 05:11:49 PM »
RAFM's Space: 1889 line should rightly be considered the progenator of all that has followed for VSF miniatures.  Their "Soldiers OF The Queen" set the standard, and are still some of the finest figures available.  The original Martians are still available as well, and have been expanded upon since the demise of GDW.  Their Riel Rebellion line has some nice HS figures, although more appropriate for those gaming a bit earlier in the period, since they're armed with Sniders.

http://www.rafm.com/
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Re: Where to buy VSF goodies?
« Reply #18 on: October 30, 2008, 06:12:02 PM »
http://www.brigadegames.com

VSF - pretty broad category

Brigade Games Gaslight Adventurers
Brigade Games Adventurers
Brigade Games Lost World Explorers

Obviously we have a large WWI range including some Germans in Picklehaubs

We also still have some Eureka Pax Limpopo remaining in stock:


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Re: Where to buy VSF goodies?
« Reply #19 on: October 31, 2008, 12:47:12 PM »
Helion and Co do superb 1866-70 Prussians,   lovely animated chaps, the Uhlans are superb,  large 28mm they go well with:
Baker Coy - 1866  Prussians and Austrians, again well animated + full of character. The Prussian Jagers do not have command so trying the Jager command from Ironclad (Enough said)

The Foundry Krupp guns are lovely, as are their Prussians and French who are about the same size, but not a good (Inter Unit) mix with,:
Casterway from Austrailia who also do Prussians and Foriegn Legion - Lovely figures.

German and Italian Colonials troops from Bicorne,

Still waiting for my British Lancers from Black Tree, 3 months and counting!





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Re: Where to buy VSF goodies?
« Reply #20 on: October 31, 2008, 02:15:16 PM »

Dixon Miniatures make a very nice Dahomey Wars range of 'small 28mm' (compatible with Foundry). The range includes very nice 1890s French in tropical uniforms - both marine infantry and Foreign Legion in sun helmets. Perfect for central Africa, Indochina (Vietman) and other tropical climates.


Since they are sculpted by Mike Owen, they fit in extremely well with some of Artizan's Thrilling Tales line, and I have had no qualms about mixing them with Copplestone/Foundry Darkest Africa and Blue Moon pulp stuff. While they are slight by todays standards, I think that just makes them look fresh out of the boonies and riddled with dysentery.  ;)

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Re: Where to buy VSF goodies?
« Reply #21 on: October 31, 2008, 03:34:19 PM »
We needed this sticky very badly.  Especially for those who are on the edge as to whether or not to move into VSF.

You know its the sensible thing to do, go on give into temptation, join us....  ;)

I've been wanting to ask for a sticky for weeks now... but it only adds to the torture...   o_o

Stickies? Stickies? We don't need no steenkin' stickies!

Except, in this case, we do!

This is a very useful thread and needs preserving, so I agree with Ray.

STICKY, STICKY, STICKY!

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Re: Where to buy VSF goodies?
« Reply #22 on: October 31, 2008, 05:11:06 PM »
Erm, well obviously I have to put Ramshackle Games forward here.

I do a huge VSF spider tank
http://shop.ramshacklegames.co.uk/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=6&products_id=128

and most especially four VSF figures
http://shop.ramshacklegames.co.uk/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=16&products_id=153

Im working on a medium sized VSF armoured car at the moment too.

Offline nickinsomerset

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Re: Where to buy VSF goodies?
« Reply #23 on: October 31, 2008, 11:32:57 PM »
Yes,

I must agree to that having faced Bullshots finished Ramshackle spider across the table! (Did he tell anyone that with my skill and cunning I disabled it and was in the throws of delivering the final deadly blow when he had to go?!!)

I look forwards to seeing the VSF armoured car, thinking of going for wheeled armour for my French.

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Re: Where to buy VSF goodies?
« Reply #24 on: November 01, 2008, 10:07:14 AM »
I was looking at the TMP page last night and came across Anglian Miniatures, worth looking at, especially the two SCW armoured lorries, hopefully one will be on it's way soon. With a few modifications it should well suite my VSF French.

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Re: Where to buy VSF goodies?
« Reply #25 on: November 01, 2008, 11:02:51 AM »
Some of the England Invaded range might be useful, especially the Germans in Pickelhaubes. Check the photos though, the later releases were no where near as good as the early ones

http://www.warrioronline.demon.co.uk/OTWGames/miniatures.htm

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Re: Where to buy VSF goodies?
« Reply #26 on: November 01, 2008, 11:14:39 AM »
This sticky is soooooooooooooo good and yet sooooooooooooo bad for all the right reasons. There are some great links, I'm supposed to be buying text books for my course but failing miserably. I need help! 
Dont!

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Re: Where to buy VSF goodies?
« Reply #27 on: November 01, 2008, 11:29:28 AM »
Yes,

I must agree to that having faced Bullshots finished Ramshackle spider across the table! (Did he tell anyone that with my skill and cunning I disabled it and was in the throws of delivering the final deadly blow when he had to go?!!)

I look forwards to seeing the VSF armoured car, thinking of going for wheeled armour for my French.

He's never mentioned it here  :?

Can't imagine why not  lol

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Re: Where to buy VSF goodies?
« Reply #28 on: November 03, 2008, 07:02:40 PM »
Is there anyone out there with sufficent information and inclination to produce a 'compatibility table'. Something that would put the various manufacturer's into groups of figures that blend in terms of height, bulk, style etc?

I for one would find such a thing very useful - assuming it's not already been done before, in which case a link would be useful.

Photos of my recent efforts are at www.littleleadmen.com and https://beaverlickfalls.blogspot.com

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Re: Where to buy VSF goodies?
« Reply #29 on: November 05, 2008, 07:39:37 PM »
I now have the Anglian Miniatures Armoured Lorry, the smaller one. It is a lovely bit of kit and with a little bit of work should fit in nicely in the VSF world. No piccies yet I am currently finishing off my Prussians before I start work En Frances!

Tally Ho!

 

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