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Basing Axis & Allies Miniatures, Infantry Figures

Postby Whiterook » Sun Mar 06, 2016 1:07 pm

Axis & Allies Miniatures' Infantry figures are kinda so-so for me. They are usually described by me as: 'They get the job done'. Where they fall short for me is, they fall....they are so small, and being individual figures, they tip faster than a cow on a Nebraska summers' night!

The brought side is, I am looking into basing them for use in other systems! :D

I figure they can still be used with the A&AM system, but will be more effectively used in more advanced systems.
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Re: Basing Axis & Allies Miniatures, Infantry Figures

Postby Frizzenspark » Sun Mar 06, 2016 3:45 pm

Pennies might come in handy for this for individual miniatures. Consider Bolt Action, the rules can be found relatively cheaply online. I have a couple Full Size Armies, I will be converting much of my excess Flames of War 15mm miniatures to BA. A simple FoW platoon pack could easily fill the requirements for an army.
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Re: Basing Axis & Allies Miniatures, Infantry Figures

Postby Whiterook » Wed Mar 09, 2016 7:10 pm

That's a good point on the pennies....I swear there was another member here that did that... Mike?

I plan to base my A&AM mini's on Flames of War bases....they really are perfect. The thought was to sink the A&AM figure base (small disc) into whatever I use on the plastic FoW card, for ground.

I totally can see what you say on FoW figures filling out an army :D My A&AM infantry is quite expansive, too, owing to the fact that the gamee was a Collectible Miniatures gig, with boosters having mystery content. I filled it out with a few aftermarket specialties, like Rangers and Canadians.

I really do have to look into Bolt Action more in depth....I have a strong feeling it will be my Go-To WWII Mini's system. Currently, that would be Battlefront:WWII form Fire & Fury.
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Re: Basing Axis & Allies Miniatures, Infantry Figures

Postby Frizzenspark » Sun Mar 13, 2016 9:01 am

Bolt action is a game for modelers that want to "play with their toys" We have an active group locally, which due to my schedule, I'm unable to attend.
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Re: Basing Axis & Allies Miniatures, Infantry Figures

Postby Whiterook » Sun Mar 13, 2016 11:37 am

Frizzenspark wrote:Bolt action is a game for modelers that want to "play with their toys"


THAT is a very INTERESTING explaination! :D

I totally see the system as a solution to using 15mm miniatures stock in a fun and productive way.
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Re: Basing Axis & Allies Miniatures, Infantry Figures

Postby Frank » Sun Mar 13, 2016 2:36 pm

Frizzenspark wrote:Bolt action is a game for modelers that want to "play with their toys"


You know, I never thought of it like that, but you are absolutely right. :lol:
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Re: Basing Axis & Allies Miniatures, Infantry Figures

Postby Frizzenspark » Sun Mar 20, 2016 7:48 am

Naturally, I'm always right, even when I don't intend to be.
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Re: Basing Axis & Allies Miniatures, Infantry Figures

Postby Whiterook » Sun Mar 20, 2016 11:55 am

Frizzenspark wrote:Naturally, I'm always right, even when I don't intend to be.



.....and humble, too! :lol: :roll:
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