Wargames Factory announces 15mm WWII Germans

By TGN Ross
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Feb 15th, 2012
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Wargames Factory announces 15mm WWII Germans.

From their announcement:

Wargames Factory announces 15MM WWII Germans!!!
We are always in the midst of designing new sets and are very enthused to share news of our latest and soon to be released kit- 15MM World War II Germans! The kit will contain 84 single-part figures complete with bases & will retail for $19.95.
These figures are being cast right now and our team is blown away by the high level of detail we were able to capture in these little guys! Stay tuned for more photos and information soon- we believe you will be just as excited about these new miniatures as we are.

  • BaconSlayer

    I have a feeling that between Plastic Soldier Company and Wargames Factory’s reputation, these might be too little, too late.

  • A lot of it depends on price though. WFs main advantage has been the price comparison with other producers so it depends on what you want to pay for.

    I’ve used WFs 28mm Saxons for my Saga Anglo-Danes and I’m pleased with them. Certainly not the top of the range sculpting but for a low cost way to assemble an army they’re perfect (especially when the hobby budget is squeezed).

    I’ll give these a look when they arrive, I’m just making my first steps into 15mm WWII and plan on using multiple manufacturers minis (I like variety). 🙂

  • I don’t really follow 15mm pricing but 84 minis for 20 bucks seems like an incredibly reasonable deal..

    • BaconSlayer

      Currently at MSRP, Wargames Factory is marginally more expensive.

      • Interesting.. Like I said I don’t really do 15mm ..but if it’s that much less than 32mm gaming I might give it a try. Do most of these 15mm games require a lot of figures?

        • BaconSlayer

          Depends on the system. Flames of War has multiple figures on a base, so it can need a fair amount if you run an infantry-heavy list. Especially some of the Russian lists. Other games that are single figure based tend to be platoon-sized, so you can get away with a smaller collection, though having a variety is handy as they also tend to be more scenario based. Having some sentries, machine gun teams, etc. is handy to have with the rifle squads.

          • Thanks.. hmm.. I kinda like Epic 40k .. though that’s 6mm.. is there a sci-fi 15mm that’s got good figures and rules?

          • Ambush Alley’s “Tomorrow’s War” is excellent and can be played with almost any miniatures.
            Future War Commander might work well at 15mm, too.
            Otherwise USE ME, but I haven’t played that.

            For miniatures just look at companies like Khurasan Miniatures, Rebel Miniatures and so on, they have amazing ranges.

          • Ordok

            There is also Gruntz http://www.gruntz.biz/ that won this yers TGN Reader’s Choice Award.

          • Rebelminis has nice 15s and the Mighty Armies ruleset is decent.

          • BaconSlayer

            If you have a range or collection of figs that fits, there isn’t any reason why you can’t double ranges and just use EPIC rules with 15s. There used to be a local group that was essentially doing that, and with a few other house rules bolted on as well.

          • Wow, thanks for all the replies!
            Ideally the rules would be simple enough that I can play it with my kids. They are okay with rules on the level of Heroclix.. and get the idea of measuring and turn sequence and all of that.. but being able to play a streamlined game with them would make the most sense. I’m contemplating trying Mantics’ Warpath rules with 15mm.

  • puster

    They might be “excited” and “blown away”, but I will reserve judgement when I see the actual minis, not just the box-art.

    That said I am usually quite content with their sets (I have roughly half of them) – imho you get good (though not outstanding) value for the money. Singe-part, however, is not what I usually look for in plastic-sets and may become repetetive fast. Well, lets see…

    • Ghost

      Single-part is ideal for 15mm

      • puster

        I love them to come in parts. Assembling minis is one of the most enjoyable parts of this hobby for me. I admit, however, that those looking for rank&file have other preferences, especially at 15mm.
        Lets wait and see. I was a bit disappointed with plastic soldiers minis, but perhaps these match and can be cut-bashed together.

  • dmchodge

    That box art is really, really awful. Hope the figures are better.

  • jackgaudette

    The box art went down hill after the chinese took over. That was a huge red flag prior to the recent releases. However I will reserve judgement on their version of WW2 Germans in 15mm…… Its interesting as one of the original Wargames Factory Forum members people clamored for 15mm, so I want to see it!

    • white car man

      inrtesting comment about box art. it wasnt that long ago tht WF figs came in plastic bag & a piece of ol card as a header! I do like their sprue stack system.
      Still, keen to see rest of their new releases

  • white car man

    WF arent clear what they want to produce, if there is a plan its only clear to them.
    Can
    t really find anything in their ranges that i can`t find elsewhere often better produced

  • Soulfinger

    Phew. Nice to see WF fleshing out their existing product ranges instead of breaking ground on a new line.