Saturday, January 14, 2012

Roll Call in 15mm

In November, I got the grand idea of rounding out some infantry units for   my modern armies, so that I could finally play some of the games that I am forever putting off.  Additionally, I figured this would be a good way to come up with some suggestions, when my wife asked about what I might like for Christmas.

November turned into December, the holidays came to pass, rounding out some of my modern armies turned into inventorying all of my moderns, and then my World War II armies as well.  And since the holidays were happening, progress was slow and extremely interrupted.  So here I am 10 weeks later, and my table is covered with 3757 15mm modern and WWII infantry, and I am nowhere near filling out the gaps in my units. And since I have nothing better to offer, here they are, my 15mm minions:

Of the 3757 figs, about 3300 are painted  representing at least 24 different
armies with figs from seven manufacturers.

With Christmas came  figs to fill out a couple of the armies, and as I slowly sorted through my heap, I found a number of WWII figs that I had picked up over the years for this purpose, but then had buried in my heap and forgotten about. 

Over 600 WWII Germans between early and late war.

About 200 Mujahideen for the Soviet-Afghan war.

Forty or so Cuban Advisers for my modern Africa games.

I then started ordering figs to round out more of the armies with Cold War Soviets coming from QRF, and my first order to Rebel Miniatures to fill out my  1990s US Army Company.   Imagine my surprise, when I found that my existing figures were not from Rebel.  And say "Welcome" to my new US army of the 2000s.

The old figs must have been from Flashpoint (I'm guessing their US Army Rangers, painted below), as they are not the Rebel Minis figs (unpainted below) and I'm not aware of any other sources.  Here is a pic comparing a few of the figs:

I had some other Rebel Miniatures figs that I bought at conventions, but had never ordered on-line from them before.  Let me say that service was outstanding.  First the miniatures are fantastic quality, very finely detailed, and even better than the Peter Pig USMC figs, which are probably the best modern figs that I purchased previously.  Comms were great, and the order arrived three days after ordering.  I couldn't ask for more.

Anyway, despite the screw-up, I quite like my new army, though they set on my table, with 3000 others, waiting for a few moments of attention with a paintbrush and flock.  Despite finally getting to put a little time in on my troops today, my backlog will just get worse, as any day now, a hundred more Soviets will be invading my mailbox.


  1. That is epic, will be putting in a small order for my new foray into 15mm modern.......

  2. That is an impressive collection!

  3. "Modest" is! In fact, there are no words - I'm impressed!!

  4. Those GIs look QRF to me. The old QRF that is. Geoff took them down because they were obsolete but I've heard that he's going to put them back up again because of the demand for Cold War (1980's) era troops for Cold War Gone Hot gaming.