Miniatures Showcase compiled by the White Knight
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last update: 12th of July 2008
1. Artizan Designs
Mike Owen's own range of 28mm WWII figures includes Foreign Legion and Tirailleurs Sénégalais for North Africa. These miniatures represent the Vichy and Free French forces of the war in the desert, such as the Free French troops commanded by Colonel Leclerc or the Vichy forces encountered in the invasions of Syria and Tunisia. The figures share the same weapons with the Crusader Miniatures range, so equipment is fully compatible.
2. Crusader Miniatures
Mark Simms range of 28mm WWII figures. These are generally a bit beefier than the Artizan Designs figures, but use the same equipment bits for maximum compatibility. The bigger artillery guns are sculpted by Jason McDermott. The range includes French infantry in greatcoats and support weapons.
- French infantry:
- Support weapons:
- Big guns:
3. Black Tree Designs
Although one of the most comprehensive 28mm WWII ranges to date, the BTD Free French collection centers mostly on French partisans. This being said, there are a few packs of French infantry and the "Men of War" range has a very good De Gaulle figure
4. Bolt Action Miniatures
One of the biggest WW2 ranges, with monthly new releases. 28mm figures sculpted by Paul Hicks, lately with help by Adam Dechande. Vehicles by Simon Bargery, Olaf Meys and Nigel Higgins. These guys are sculpted by Richard Ansell and wear the early war uniform. Join their yahoo group to stay in the know about new releases.
5. Alpha miniatures
Alpha Miniatures produced a 28mm WWII range with some interesting models that aren't available elsewhere. Sadly, the range is now discontinued and the company is looking to sell the moulds. A small amount of stock is still available for order. The range includes Early War French infantry with greatcoats, backpacks and puttees.
6. Battle Honours
One of the first manufacturers of 25mm WWII miniatures, their range is still one of the most comprehensive available to this day. The figures are 25mm and a bit on the small side by current standards. The range includes Early War French infantry, support weapons and some big artillery pieces. Sadly, the website doesn't have pictures.
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