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Offline Conquistador

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Re: Civilians for Wargaming Periods
« Reply #15 on: August 19, 2014, 04:41:10 PM »
Not to mention the fact that you're looking for them in 15mm, not 28mm.  lol

Well, in an ideal world...

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Re: Civilians for Wargaming Periods
« Reply #16 on: August 19, 2014, 04:45:35 PM »
Considering how popular VBCW and WWII gaming is, there's a surprisingly low number of Interwar/WWII cilivians; not zero, but certainly not as many as I'd have imagined, especialy women and children.


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Offline Rob_bresnen

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Re: Civilians for Wargaming Periods
« Reply #17 on: August 19, 2014, 10:48:15 PM »
Not VBCW. I would have to disagree.

Between west wind French ww2 civvies, musketeers VBCW, wargames foundry Dads army civvies, gripping beasts not-Dr Who thirties range and the many unarmed models from Artizan designs thrilling tales range, I always felt VBCW was one of the better supported eras for civvies. That was one of the attractions for me.

Just off the top of my head I can think of about 40+ models that would fit the bill (I own a good number of them).

Not that the above list is exhaustive either. Look at Copplestone castings, Dixon, pulp figures... Not really a shortage of civvies if you look, they are just hiding in pulp or ww2 ranges.
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Re: Civilians for Wargaming Periods
« Reply #18 on: August 20, 2014, 02:15:18 AM »
There are a lot of armed heroes or fighters, or shifty types, but not as many plain civilians. There are almost no children.

Your suggestion of Copplestone is a perfect example: Gangsters and pulp heroes and alley thugs are technically "civilians", but if you're looking for an unarmed fellow then of all his packs only the "Honest Citizens?" pack fits the bill and if you need women or teenagers or children or old duffers forget it.

I agree there are certainly some available - I own a number myself, and you can certainly cobble something together - but it's nothing even remotely close to say, medieval/fantasy civvies in terms of what's available.
« Last Edit: August 20, 2014, 02:17:15 AM by FramFramson »


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Re: Civilians for Wargaming Periods
« Reply #19 on: August 20, 2014, 03:14:53 AM »
Not sure if I am allowed to recommend my own figures, by we at Eureka have a range of Civilians in 28mm, for various periods.
Check them out here: http://eurekamin.com.au/index.php?cPath=87_126_138&sort=3a

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Re: Civilians for Wargaming Periods
« Reply #20 on: August 20, 2014, 05:19:30 AM »
Yep, I've done a lot of modern skirmish and getting unarmed civilians is a chore.

I've converted some "survivor" kits, but the poses tend to become rather stupid once you cut the guns off.

I find that small scale skirmishes really benefit from bystanders. And besides it gives you something to do after you've painted your five combatants...

In mass battle games it's not such an issue.

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Offline Rob_bresnen

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Re: Civilians for Wargaming Periods
« Reply #21 on: August 20, 2014, 06:58:06 AM »
Not sure if I am allowed to recommend my own figures, by we at Eureka have a range of Civilians in 28mm, for various periods.
Check them out here: http://eurekamin.com.au/index.php?cPath=87_126_138&sort=3a

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the Eureka stuff is great, but would you consider some regency/Napoleonic civvies (Jane Austin style period drama style...I think it would fit into your range well)  ;)

Offline carlos marighela

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Re: Civilians for Wargaming Periods
« Reply #22 on: August 20, 2014, 08:38:12 AM »
The world is full of European minis and the WF survivors provide some useful civilian types for N. America. Eureka does a limited range of African civvies, there are even some Indian miniatures out there and one or two SE Asian type figures in various Vietnam ranges.

Personally I'd like to see some modern civilian figures in lightweight summer clothing suitable for South or Central America, Africa and SE Asia. It would be nice to populate games with suitable civvy types.  Choice of heads covering major ethnic types.

I'd also love to see some 1960s type civilian figures in similar lightweight kit. Shirts, slacks, Bermuda shorts maybe even a safari suit or two.  Always fancied a Thunderball type game and folk in jackets and coats just look silly for a tropical or Caribbean setting. . Maybe 7TV will get around to it?

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Offline Nic

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Re: Civilians for Wargaming Periods
« Reply #23 on: August 21, 2014, 02:35:07 AM »
Rob, I do have some Regency civilians, four chaps, four ladies and a French bull dog.
We are going to release hem with our Napoleonic zombies, when we get chance.
They were sculpted by a very nice French chap for us. If you would like to see pictures, drop me a line at Eureka (I haven't found out how to post images here yet).

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Offline Barbarian

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Re: Civilians for Wargaming Periods
« Reply #24 on: August 21, 2014, 08:30:22 AM »
That's why I'm sculpting civilians for my Astan setting.
Couldn't find any suited mini in 28.

Offline Rob_bresnen

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Re: Civilians for Wargaming Periods
« Reply #25 on: August 21, 2014, 09:41:26 AM »
Rob, I do have some Regency civilians, four chaps, four ladies and a French bull dog.
We are going to release hem with our Napoleonic zombies, when we get chance.
They were sculpted by a very nice French chap for us. If you would like to see pictures, drop me a line at Eureka (I haven't found out how to post images here yet).

Cheers

Nic

sounds exciting

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Re: Civilians for Wargaming Periods
« Reply #26 on: September 13, 2014, 02:35:56 AM »






Rob, these are the figures I was referring to.

Cheers

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Re: Civilians for Wargaming Periods
« Reply #27 on: September 13, 2014, 04:11:21 AM »
Those are great figures, Nic.  Any idea when they might be available?

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Re: Civilians for Wargaming Periods
« Reply #28 on: September 13, 2014, 06:02:27 AM »
There are Monks & Nuns available, I got mine from Grubby Tanks (nice guy) and for Napoleonic labourers look at Trent Miniatures, their Irish rebellion figures. The pikemen are open handed (& he too is a nice guy).

Offline Nic

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Re: Civilians for Wargaming Periods
« Reply #29 on: September 15, 2014, 02:19:36 AM »
Bogdanwaz, drop me a line at Eureka HQ and I can let you have some pre-release versions now.

 

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