|Mixes best with:||Bolt Action Miniatures.|
|Long Review:||I purchased these figures from Gary Grimes of Sheep's Grin at SELWG on an impulse. I was pleased with the packaging and variety, as well as the unusual subject, of the figures. The anatomy on some of them is a little questionable, though, with some limbs looking just a little too long or short. The higher pack-numbers, though, are better, with all aspects improving.
The FA packs are all the Finns, FA01 and FA02 being firing and advancing riflemen, FA03 being anti-tank troops armed with an assortemnt of weapons (from Molotov cocktails to tree-trunks to jam into the suspension of tanks), FA04 being SMG-armed troops, and FA05 being the command pack (including a pile of logs and a pair of skis).
The sculpting, though, is very clean and neat, and the poses are quite believable. There is a little flash and some light mould-lines on the figures, but nothing that would put me off buying more of these figures.
After having painted these figures, I can safely say that they are worth every penny spent on them, and they make a great addition to any early-war force (or to a late-war Lappland War force, for that matter). The only thing missing from them is some light support in the form of LMGs, although this can be easily amended by getting seperate weapons from any company that produces them and converting some riflemen.
|Commentary:||The figures I have are from the start of the range, and the proportions and quality of the sculpting are improving with each new pack. Quite ironically I was watching "Framom Främsta Linjen", a subtitled Finnish movie about the Winter War and Continuation War when the postman knocked to deliver a big delivery of more of these figures- all the Russians and the remainder of the Finns. Having looked at the movie (made with many of the real persons portrayed in the movie present- apparently even a lot of the dialogue is accurate), the uniforms are very convincing.
So- Barry, any Finnish support planned?
|Sources:||Samples purchased at a wargames show, followed by a seperate order for the remainder of the range.|
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Assorted additional images of the figures
FA01 Firing riflemen
FA02 Advancing riflemen
FA04 SMG troops
FA05 Command Pack