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Offline Harry Faversham

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Valiant Miniatures Tommies...
« on: December 21, 2016, 05:01:03 PM »
What does the Brethren think to these hard plastic figures?
I gormed them when they first came out and wasn't overly impressed. Now, because the old farts I game with need to go to Specsavers, we've had to get some cheap figures that we can actually see. In our games a bloke shoots wot he's toting, so you need to be able to make what he's tooled up with. I got a box of Valiant Tommies and they're kind of growing on me, nice and chunky, with delightful heads that remind me of 15mm Minifigs in their heyday!



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Offline Sunjester

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Re: Valiant Miniatures Tommies...
« Reply #1 on: December 21, 2016, 09:09:35 PM »
I've got Valiant Tommies, Krauts and Yanks and I'm happy enough with them. ;)

Offline NTM

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Re: Valiant Miniatures Tommies...
« Reply #2 on: December 21, 2016, 09:25:59 PM »
I like them. Got a sprue of yanks with an issue of Wargames Illustrated iirc. They do the job well enough a single box works for a basic force in many game systems. I've got far too much invested in 15mm to change now though.

Offline vodkafan

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Re: Valiant Miniatures Tommies...
« Reply #3 on: December 21, 2016, 10:53:47 PM »
I like them. I sold off all my smaller 20mm and intended to start off again with these and 1/72 vehicles. Currently the whole thing is on hold, has been for 5 years lol
I am going to build a wargames army, a big beautiful wargames army, and Mexico is going to pay for it.

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Offline katie

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Re: Valiant Miniatures Tommies...
« Reply #4 on: December 22, 2016, 01:28:50 PM »
How big are they compared to (say) Bolt Action plastics?

Offline Geudens

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Re: Valiant Miniatures Tommies...
« Reply #5 on: December 22, 2016, 03:40:06 PM »
How big are they compared to (say) Bolt Action plastics?

Valiant are 1/72: "true 25's.
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Offline Vintage Wargaming

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Re: Valiant Miniatures Tommies...
« Reply #6 on: December 22, 2016, 04:51:29 PM »
There was a rumour earlier this year that someone - Armourfast? - are going to release scaled down versions in 20mm. If they do I might be interested in them

Offline Harry Faversham

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Re: Valiant Miniatures Tommies...
« Reply #7 on: December 23, 2016, 06:47:38 AM »
Colin at Valiant told me they will have a range of British Paratroopers out in the next 18 months. These may well be a tad special as Mr. Rumford is a bit of an Arnhem buff.

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Offline vodkafan

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Re: Valiant Miniatures Tommies...
« Reply #8 on: December 23, 2016, 09:12:30 AM »
It's the second time he has brought out paratroopers. I used to have the Chiltern 20mm Brit Paras in metal

Offline Calimero

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Re: Valiant Miniatures Tommies...
« Reply #9 on: December 24, 2016, 04:58:17 PM »
There was a rumour earlier this year that someone - Armourfast? - are going to release scaled down versions in 20mm. If they do I might be interested in them

If that's true, I'll buy the scale down version too...  :?
« Last Edit: December 25, 2016, 03:18:12 PM by Calimero »
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Re: Valiant Miniatures Tommies...
« Reply #10 on: December 25, 2016, 08:55:26 AM »
I like them, but just wish they would do some East Front infantry so that there was a more rounded collection to buy into.

Offline Geudens

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Re: Valiant Miniatures Tommies...
« Reply #11 on: December 25, 2016, 05:19:25 PM »
I like them, but just wish they would do some East Front infantry so that there was a more rounded collection to buy into.

I second that, but also some French for early war scenario's...  ;D

 

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