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Flames of War - Cheapest Way to Collect a French Army

 Post subject: Flames of War - Cheapest Way to Collect a French Army
PostPosted: Fri Mar 30, 2018 7:57 pm 
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Hi Guys,

Long time no post!

I've not had much time for wargaming over the last few years, although my friend and I do manage a game of Frostgrave once a month! We've finished the main campaign and are now going to trying out Gaslands.

Anyway, my eldest son and I have been looking through the FoW Blitzkrieg book and he'd really like to do a French force. Now I've noticed there are various other suppliers of 15mm tanks and figures for Germans, but not so many for the French.

Any ideas?


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 Post subject: Re: Flames of War - Cheapest Way to Collect a French Army
PostPosted: Fri Mar 30, 2018 8:12 pm 
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Hi Stug!

Uhhhh, get some of my 15mm scifi figs and pretend they're French?!? :D

Sorry I can't help, heh.

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 31, 2018 9:54 am 
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Maybe use british infantry? As far as I remember the french used a longcoat in the beginning of the war, and the british used something similar, but a bit longer later on.
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For vehicles not a lot to find in 15mm, though.

For minis (play russia and germany my self) I have always been happy with plastic soldier company, http://theplasticsoldiercompany.co.uk/, maybe write them and ask for french troopers and tanks?

Good luck with your project


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 01, 2018 8:59 pm 
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Evil and Chaos wrote:
Hi Stug!

Uhhhh, get some of my 15mm scifi figs and pretend they're French?!? :D

Sorry I can't help, heh.


Thanks for the help. ;)

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Maybe use british infantry? As far as I remember the french used a longcoat in the beginning of the war, and the british used something similar, but a bit longer later on.
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For minis (play russia and germany my self) I have always been happy with plastic soldier company, http://theplasticsoldiercompany.co.uk/, maybe write them and ask for french troopers and tanks?

Good luck with your project


That could be a way to go.

I have been checking out PSC for their infantry - they're certainly cheaper than Battlefront!


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I have a 15 mm french 1940 army. It is mostly the command decidion skytrex minis. I really liked them quite a lot,

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Thanks for the reply Nitpick. :)

They do look good. To be honest I plumbed for the FoW Somuas and Hotchkiss tanks. I found a few on eBay that were slightly cheaper than Battlefronts. Still cost a bomb though!

I'm also collecting early war Germans - thank goodness for The Plastic Soldier Company!


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Change to Late War and use PSC American infantry. ;)

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Saukopfblende wrote:
Change to Late War and use PSC American infantry. ;)


They could be small enough not to notice.... ;)


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I got both early french and germans from skytrex. Really nice minis indeed.

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Nitpick wrote:
I got both early french and germans from skytrex. Really nice minis indeed.


How do they compare to Battlefront's offerings?


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