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Title: 28mm UNIT troops wanted!
Post by: Wulf on 02 September 2019, 07:42:59 PM
Anyone know a source of 28-32mm UK infantry of the 1980s, preferably in beret (UNIT, as far as I remember, didn't do helmets...), ready to fight some Daleks? I have some scaled Daleks and want to do a version of the boardgame 'Mars Attacks!', but make it 'Skaro Attacks!'... I need some riflemen, LMGs, commander & LAW or other Anti-Tank missile user. Detail & accuracy levels need not be too high, I'd settle for green army men if they look like 1980s British green army men. Price does matter a bit, I'm not going to actually get much use out of them, I just want to have them. I can continue to use the US troops that come in the game meanwhile.


Title: Re: 28mm UNIT troops wanted!
Post by: petercooman on 02 September 2019, 10:18:35 PM
Did you check warlord games? They make doctor who miniatures.


Title: Re: 28mm UNIT troops wanted!
Post by: sunjester on 02 September 2019, 10:41:36 PM
Black Tree still have Unit figures on their website.
https://eoeorbisuk.com/search?type=product&q=unit


Title: Re: 28mm UNIT troops wanted!
Post by: Wulf on 03 September 2019, 07:24:04 PM
I did check Warlord, but
a) They don't actually have any UNIT figures...
b) Their minis are apparently 38mm, so my Daleks, scaled against 28mm minis, would look rather weenie
c) The minis are, perfectly reasonably, packaged for Wrlord's game, so a bit expensive to pick & choose!

The Black Tree minis, however, are just the ticket. I did know someone did Doctor Who minis before, but couldn't remember ... who... and didn't know they did UNIT minis anyway!

Just need to find some surrogate companions for the new series now...


Title: Re: 28mm UNIT troops wanted!
Post by: Wulf on 03 September 2019, 07:55:19 PM
Only problem with these UNIT figures - and it's a common one for skirmish scale gaming - is the MG gunner is prone, seriously limiting his usefulness. Anyone know where I can get a GPMG or similar to convert a rifleman?


Title: Re: 28mm UNIT troops wanted!
Post by: Bren on 03 September 2019, 08:38:18 PM
Gripping Beast do Falklands War British

https://www.grippingbeast.co.uk/FWB03_Royal_Marines_NP8901_Support_Weapons_4--product--3601.html (https://www.grippingbeast.co.uk/FWB03_Royal_Marines_NP8901_Support_Weapons_4--product--3601.html)


Title: Re: 28mm UNIT troops wanted!
Post by: Wulf on 03 September 2019, 10:25:46 PM
Gripping Beast do Falklands War British
Oh, yes, that's nice. Not knowing a lot about military fashion, I'm guessing Para beret would suit best against the Black Tree UNIT minis (which I already ordered), right?


Title: Re: 28mm UNIT troops wanted!
Post by: Bren on 04 September 2019, 12:59:59 AM
I imagine the cap badges shouldn't be an issue; a tiny blob of green stuff on an unpainted figure will sort that out. For expert advise on the rest of the uniform you might need to summon Dave Fielder on to the thread (although he may advise you not to co-opt any Royal Marines into UNIT  :D ).


Title: Re: 28mm UNIT troops wanted!
Post by: Wulf on 04 September 2019, 06:24:26 AM
I imagine the cap badges shouldn't be an issue; 
I hadn't realised it was just the head that varied, so I ordered anyway. Thanks!


Title: Re: 28mm UNIT troops wanted!
Post by: Smoking gun on 08 September 2019, 03:09:49 PM
Hi, Crooked dice produce some suitable figures: http://www.crooked-dice.co.uk/wp/product-tag/military/ There's also a decent Ace (Dorothy): http://www.crooked-dice.co.uk/wp/product/savage-school-girls-1/

It's worth looking through thier ranges for other types of enemies some examples:

http://www.crooked-dice.co.uk/wp/product/automates/

http://www.crooked-dice.co.uk/wp/product/robo-minions/

http://www.crooked-dice.co.uk/wp/product/failed-experiments/

http://www.crooked-dice.co.uk/wp/product/the-guru/

These miniatures can be addictive.

Martin


Title: Re: 28mm UNIT troops wanted!
Post by: Last Hussar on 08 September 2019, 03:47:39 PM
Ww2 paras. I got a plastic kit poss warlord for 7tv games.


Title: Re: 28mm UNIT troops wanted!
Post by: Wulf on 08 September 2019, 04:18:54 PM
Hi, Crooked dice produce some suitable figures: http://www.crooked-dice.co.uk/wp/product-tag/military/ There's also a decent Ace (Dorothy): http://www.crooked-dice.co.uk/wp/product/savage-school-girls-1/
These miniatures can be addictive.
Not a bad Ace, but I have the UNIT troops covered now, thanks. There used to be some more standin companions - I know Black Tree still have the 'classic' range, but I remember somewhere there was a load of others from the new series. Possibly they're long gone.

IN any case I don't intend to overdo this, the number of times they'll see use is minimal.


Title: Re: 28mm UNIT troops wanted!
Post by: Big Insect on 08 September 2019, 10:47:54 PM
Black Tree still have Unit figures on their website.
https://eoeorbisuk.com/search?type=product&q=unit

Good luck with Blacktree
It took me nearly 8 months to get my last order out of them and the communication was almost nonexistent, until I 'prompted' them hard..
I was finally made aware that the owner has had serious personal and family health issues, but I found it worrying that they were still accepting web-orders.
Shame really as the figures are rather nice.
Hopefully normal service will be resumed shortly (or maybe it has, but I cannot wait that long for units to complete an army unfortunately)


Title: Re: 28mm UNIT troops wanted!
Post by: Wulf on 08 September 2019, 10:53:18 PM
Good luck with Blacktree
Hmmm... well, they are advertising a sale right now, so someone is active on the website...


Title: Re: 28mm UNIT troops wanted!
Post by: Wulf on 08 September 2019, 10:56:42 PM
Hi, Crooked dice produce some suitable figures: http://www.crooked-dice.co.uk/wp/product-tag/military/ There's also a decent Ace (Dorothy): http://www.crooked-dice.co.uk/wp/product/savage-school-girls-1/
Didn't Crooked Dice used to have a forum? Quite a big & active forum too...


Title: Re: 28mm UNIT troops wanted!
Post by: Big Insect on 09 September 2019, 04:50:40 PM
I will check out the sale, as I do like their 28mm medieval ranges.
I'll keep you posted

Mark


Title: Re: 28mm UNIT troops wanted!
Post by: Wulf on 09 September 2019, 07:22:27 PM
Well, I got the Gripping Beast machinegunners. Very nice, crisply cast minis.


Title: Re: 28mm UNIT troops wanted!
Post by: Wulf on 13 September 2019, 06:21:39 AM
Late last night I got an email to tell me my UNIT troops were on the way...


Title: Re: 28mm UNIT troops wanted!
Post by: Smoking gun on 13 September 2019, 08:04:53 PM
Didn't Crooked Dice used to have a forum? Quite a big & active forum too...

They did, I wae on the forum, but it disappeared without notice a while ago. A pity because as you say it was active and good material on it.

The Crooked Dice "Dr Who" styled fogures disappeared when Warlord got the licence for thier Dr Who game, ehich is a shame as there were a few figures I wanted.

Regards,

Martin


Title: Re: 28mm UNIT troops wanted!
Post by: Wulf on 13 September 2019, 08:31:30 PM
Got part of my UNIT troop order in from Black Tree. 'Part' because, in my usual manner, I forgot some stuff & had to put in a second order. There being no Leon at Black Tree to beg to combine orders, I await part 2...

These look good, not as fresh or crisp as the Gripping Beast lot, but compatible, and in no way display worn or inferior moulds. Slottabases though. I do hate slottabases...


Title: Re: 28mm UNIT troops wanted!
Post by: paulr on 14 September 2019, 01:55:43 AM
...There being no Leon at Black Tree to beg to combine orders, I await part 2...

We do tend to take the wonderful Pendraken service for granted sometimes ;)