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Take our Survey on Modern Combat

Take our Survey on Modern Combat

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Calum Strachan - July 10, 2020

the Falklands as a starting point for 80s cold war would be good, because one kit could be used for both sides, given that the main differences in equipment of infantry would be helmets. Outside of America, Denmark and France almost everyone in NATO used it, even if only for a few years before switching to the G3. The second kit would be Russians. A box of 80s civilians with AKs and bandanas/scarfs over their faces could be African Millitias, the Wolverines from red dawn or some criminal types who’ve tooled up heavily for a job…

Nick Rethemeyer - July 10, 2020

Some good options would be to do soviet style tunics with a variety of headgear. A-LOT-of the gear is similar with just the helmets being different.

Likewise MOPP (chemwar) gear is pretty universal, and an obvious easy sale.

Steven Clark - July 10, 2020

To be fair, I love the idea of everything from Falklands onwards. Being British, I’d love to see models from the Falklands conflict. At the same time, models for a theoretical NATO?Warsaw pact would be awesome, as would modern or independent military contractors (Mercenaries! Hell yeah!).

These are niches that aren’t entirely full at the moment and would provide some great modelling opportunities. They’d provide great models for things like 2 hour wargames, Twilight 2000, Merc 2000 or D20 Modern (especially the 4 military supplements: Afghanistan, Columbia, Somalia and Iraq)

James Wallbank - July 10, 2020

I agree with everything Robert says above, and echo his point on the set quality – just ordered my second box deal of Persians!

My choice of set would be for modern African wars though – I think skirmish gaming that would be great! Although I guess a set of SCW anarchist militia would run it a close second…

Granville Stenton - July 10, 2020

Interesting….Vietnam war and Falklands War for me

J.T. - July 10, 2020

Korean War era would be great, get some classic Cold War era models. US and Soviet forces for what if scenarios or even combo sprues for Deathfields where former Cold War enemies must work together.

Robert Worden - July 10, 2020

Thanks for considering these conflicts and periods. I’d love to see one of your sets in just about any of the periods, to be honest. Sets for the Spanish Civil War would be great(I have “A World Aflame” by Osprey). However, I put the NATO/Warsaw Pact era down as my number one choice,, as this period is underserved for 28mm minis, in any medium. As someone who also plays board games based in the era, I can say that the Cold War era conflicts are gaining in popularity, so sets for just about any of them would be a pretty safe bet for you. I’ve got two of your sets so far: I just want to say I love them, the quality and options are fantastic! Keep up your great work.

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