As you (should) know by now, one of my great loves is World War 2 skirmish gaming.
This sort of game is great with larger scale figures, and I am a big fan of the range of 1/48th scale figures which Richard Ansell sculpted for North Star (along with the companion Project X range) – and I own a platoon or so of each range (apart from the Russians)
I’ve been keen to see this range expand – expecially to include Fallschirmjager (which were sadly overlooked in the initial releases) – and it’s also been hard to get hold of any of the figures recently…especially since I’ve been looking to purchase the 1945 German Infantry range.
So, I was very pleased to see that this range looks to have been given a new lease of life by Scarab Miniatures, who have recently purchased the entire range. I’m hoping to have a chat with them at The Other Partizan to see what they have got planned..
However, even better news was that having exchanged email with a podcast listener (Hello Don!) about 1/48th Scale minis, he told me of another UK company that produced 1/48th Scale figures which I was not previously aware of – Enemy Lines Miniatures. Now this is a relatively new company, and they are producing 1/48th scale figures aimed primarily at the Italian Campaign in WW2, but their first releases include some rather nice Fallschirmjager:
I’m looking forward to seeing these ‘in the metal’ and comparing them to the 2 packs of Fallschirmjager that North Star actually produced. Hopefully these will all be compatible and if will mean I can collect a full platoon for gaming in Normandy…