Heretical Gaming is my blog about my gaming life, featuring small skirmishes and big battles from many historical periods (and some in the mythic past or the far future too). The focus is on battle reports using a wide variety of rules, with the occasional rules review, book review and odd musing about the gaming and history. Most of the battles use 6mm-sized figures and vehicles, but occasionally 15mm and 28mm figures appear too.

Wednesday, 13 January 2021

6mm WW2 Polish Infantry & Vehicles: Overview

I was vaguely thinking of getting a small force of WW2 Poles in 6mm for a few scenarios I want to try.  A scoot round the internet found the following suppliers in the UK:

1.    IRREGULAR MINIATURES: https://irregularminiatures.co.uk/

Infantry: 11p/fig

Cavalry: 22p/fig (I think)

TK3 Tankette: 44p/model

7TP Light Tank: 88p/model

Early war lorry: 88p/model

(French) 75mm gun and crew: 88p/model & crew

A fairly limited range, lacking mortars and so on, but enough there for a basic force.

2.    HEROICS & ROS: http://www.heroicsandros.co.uk/index.php?app=gbu0&ns=catshow&ref=Polish_WW2&sid=4t481l25sr778f2bklw94t8959nv9d6s

No infantry

Tanks (7TP, Vickers E): 65p/model

TKS/TK3 Tankettes: 50p/model

Armoured Cars & Half Tracks: 65p/model

Armoured Train (Engine + 5 Cars): £12.00.

AA Guns, Artillery & Tractors: 65p/model

Trucks & Cars: 65p/model

Aircraft: £1.25-£1.50/model

Very good range of vehicles and kit, but no infantry.  You could always use French at a push.

3.    GHQ (through Magister Militum, or for some items Wargames Emporium): https://www.magistermilitum.com/catalogsearch/result/?q=Polish&cat%5B0%5D=60064 ; https://www.wargamesemporium.co.uk/collections/wwii-armour-polish

Cavalry: 40p/fig.

Infantry: 20p/fig.

Vehicles: £2.40/model (in packs of 5)

Artillery & AT Guns: £2.00/model (in packs of 2 guns (towed), 2 guns (deployed) and 2 tractors)

Comprehensive, lovely-looking and premium (luxury?!?) price, as is typical of GHQ!

4.    SCOTIA GRENDEL: https://www.shop.scotiagrendel.com/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=224_225_4_22_33

Infantry 6p/model.

Cavalry 15p/model.

Vehicles: 65p/model.

Not a bad selection of vehicles, very lacking in artillery and anti-tank guns.  Not sure what you could use instead…maybe a mix of French and Japanese stuff?

 

SKYTREX did a range I think, but not sure if you can still get these. Ditto C&C miniatures.

6 comments:

  1. Well it looks like you would need to pick and choose from a variety of manufacturers to get a nice Polish force, unless you want to pay GHQ prices! Luckily for me Pendraken have produced a pretty comprehensive range, which I have and one of my aims this year is to finish a small force for BKCII.

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    1. Yes, you are right; someone commented on TMP that H&R may release some Polish infantry, post-Covid, which would help if you wanted to get things from a single manufacturer.

      Pendraken seem a really prolific company - is there anything that they don't do?

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  2. Scotia and H&R mix very easily. Most of my 6mm WW2 stuff is H&R with extras from Scotia.

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  3. CinC is available from Legions IV Hire now. They only have two versions of the TP7 and a TKS, and the pricing has gone up considerably, more in line with GHQ.

    Thanks for sharing the info in your post.

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    1. Thanks for that irishserb. I imagine that will make them prohibitively expensive for UK buyers, unless someone already has an army they wish to expand a little.

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