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Reviewers' Notebook LII | Print |  E-mail
Written by Don MacVittie   
Friday, 18 July 2008
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Reviewers' Notebook LI | Print |  E-mail
Written by Don MacVittie   
Thursday, 17 July 2008
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Reviewers' Notebook L | Print |  E-mail
Written by Don MacVittie   
Wednesday, 16 July 2008
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Through the Snow: A 15mm WWII Late War US Infantry Firefight! | Print |  E-mail
Written by Don MacVittie   
Tuesday, 15 July 2008


The CD Figures without Greatcoats.

 

When the United States fully mobilized for World War II, the men drafted were a cross-section of American society. Rich, poor, handsome, ugly, fit, unfit… All were drafted, run through training, and sent to fight and die. Equipped with a variety of equipment depending upon when they were last re-equipped, and sometimes even being under-equipped, they fought on.

This review is our attempt to give you a cross-section of late war 15mm US Infantry. We ordered all of them that we could find, brought them into our painting area, and whipped them up, bringing you notes on what to expect from each vendor’s offering. Originally this review was slated for “US Infantry in Greatcoats”, but it’s been on the books for a while, and there were only a couple of vendors that provided that specific style, so we changed it to both with and without.

We were able to track down BattleFront, Command Decision, Essex, Historifigs/Resistant Roosters, Quality Castings, Quick Reaction Force, and Skytrex. This is quite the array of figures, and amounted to more than 200 individual soldiers.

After much examination and discussion, we have decided that Old Glory and Skytrex split the win on this one, with the winner if you live in the UK being Skytrex, and the winner if you live in the US being Old Glory. These figures are nice enough, and while in many ways Essex figures are better, there are some weaknesses to Essex that, for us, put them out of the running, and the variety of the CD line of figures clinched it in their favor.

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Reviewers' Notebook XLIX | Print |  E-mail
Written by Don MacVittie   
Monday, 14 July 2008
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