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Offline anton ryzbak

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Wargames Atlantic 28mm French Resistance
« on: March 02, 2021, 06:23:30 AM »


Just picked up the new French Resistance minis from Wargames Atlantic, all I can say is WOW!!!  https://antonswargame.blogspot.com/2021/03/wargames-atlantic-28mm-partisans.html


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Re: Wargames Atlantic 28mm French Resistance
« Reply #1 on: March 02, 2021, 06:49:26 AM »
Looks excellent! Thanks for the pics :)
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Re: Wargames Atlantic 28mm French Resistance
« Reply #2 on: March 02, 2021, 10:49:06 AM »
These look great. Plenty of conversion potential.

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Re: Wargames Atlantic 28mm French Resistance
« Reply #3 on: March 02, 2021, 08:24:42 PM »
I just wish there were more rifle arms. The SMGs are all a bit too modern for my VBCW games.

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Re: Wargames Atlantic 28mm French Resistance
« Reply #4 on: March 03, 2021, 09:29:46 AM »
Agreed. I wonder if there’s any plans for a ‘spare’ sprue of earlier rifles/pistols as this set would have a lot of scope for other/earlier resistance groups.
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Re: Wargames Atlantic 28mm French Resistance
« Reply #5 on: March 03, 2021, 09:57:41 AM »
They look rather good, and I was impressed with the WA Dark Age Irish set. Some nice looking bits and pieces in there. Wonder if they will fit with the diminutive Perry WW2 plastics. I would like to give one of my DAK officers a broom handle Mauser  lol

But... Only 4 bodies? (And not including a kneeling figure, as depicted in the box art?) So you get 8 identical frames in the box? Honestly, I think this approach is poor.
I want to like WA, I really do. The quality of what they produce seems pretty good and to be improving all the time. But I want more variety from a box of plastic figures. Just four different bodies in a 32-figure set is feeble.

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Re: Wargames Atlantic 28mm French Resistance
« Reply #6 on: March 04, 2021, 12:50:40 AM »
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I want to like WA, I really do. The quality of what they produce seems pretty good and to be improving all the time. But I want more variety from a box of plastic figures. Just four different bodies in a 32-figure set is feeble.

I feel the same, as I want more variety in a box of plastics, especially ones for us in skirmishes.

Also, why a big improvement, those MP38/40s are just bad, with the magazine far too small. Other issues too....but also a lot of good stuff, like the faces.

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Re: Wargames Atlantic 28mm French Resistance
« Reply #7 on: March 04, 2021, 05:07:42 AM »
Hmm....I would have liked more rifles as well. Still I suspect between spare weapons from their own WW1 Germans plus Warlord WF and Perry there’s bound to be stuff that can be kit bashed on to these.
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Re: Wargames Atlantic 28mm French Resistance
« Reply #8 on: March 09, 2021, 08:54:59 AM »
Excellent product, picked up a set for our early 30's Oz Civil War games!
Not fussed there are no prone or crouching figures,  standing ones look better for gaming in my opinion.
More rifles and some egg hand grenades would have been nice but I can understand what's supplied, for partisans SMGs would have been better due to their size and hit and run fighting, maybe some engineering stuff like explosives, detonators etc would have been cool. It's all personal preference really.
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Re: Wargames Atlantic 28mm French Resistance
« Reply #9 on: March 09, 2021, 09:11:41 AM »
I agree with comments above, 32 minis with only four body types is daft, especially as you can’t even mix and match  torso with legs. 

A shame because these are nice.  I may buy two frames when they appear on eBay.  I dare say finding extra rifle  arms from the bits box won’t be a problem.
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Re: Wargames Atlantic 28mm French Resistance
« Reply #10 on: March 09, 2021, 09:21:36 AM »
Don't forget that it is Partisans (1).
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Re: Wargames Atlantic 28mm French Resistance
« Reply #11 on: March 09, 2021, 09:30:49 AM »
Don't forget that it is Partisans (1).

Cool but I suspect Partisans 2 will probably be Russian types, rather like every other bugger produces and I have more than enough of those.

 So little love for the Yugoslavs or Italians. I would have thought that ‘Force 10 From Navarone’ would have left a bigger footprint on the wargaming world but it seems not.

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Re: Wargames Atlantic 28mm French Resistance
« Reply #12 on: March 09, 2021, 09:32:59 AM »
Cretan Partisans would be nice. The Gorgon metals are so pricey.

Cool but I suspect Partisans 2 will probably be Russian types, rather like every other bugger produces and I have more than enough of those.

 So little love for the Yugoslavs or Italians. I would have thought that ‘Force 10 From Navarone’ would have left a bigger footprint on the wargaming world but it seems not.

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Re: Wargames Atlantic 28mm French Resistance
« Reply #13 on: March 09, 2021, 09:58:54 AM »
Yes, I wish I had bought some when I bought their Norwegians. The postage was eye watering.

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Re: Wargames Atlantic 28mm French Resistance
« Reply #14 on: March 10, 2021, 07:59:51 AM »
I just wish there were more rifle arms. The SMGs are all a bit too modern for my VBCW games.
Agree. They posted a reply to that question on FB that they where aware of that and it was somewhat intentional - the german and (upcoming) british WW1 boxes give a lot of rifle arms. And the sneak peek they released recently showed what looked like WW2 germans so that's even more sources. Not perfect or optimal but at least somewhat understandable.


But... Only 4 bodies? (And not including a kneeling figure, as depicted in the box art?) So you get 8 identical frames in the box? Honestly, I think this approach is poor.
Very true. You can get an amazing lot of variation from a few bodies if you have a good variety of arms and heads, but four...? That's very few. I think the Warlord Games 6 body standard is just about as low as you can go reasonably.

 

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