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John in York

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Italian WW1?
« on: November 28, 2017, 12:14:04 PM »
Has anybody done Italian WW1 for SB? And if so what figures did you use?
I'm thinking later French with head swaps for Bersaglieri.

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Re: Italian WW1?
« Reply #1 on: November 28, 2017, 07:49:48 PM »
I don't know anything about the Italians in WW1, the only bit I have seen is the battles high in the alps between the french and italians where families often had divided loyalties.
The different sides tunneled through the rock ice and snow to create emplacements, trenches and bunkers.

John are your battles to be in the summer or winter, are you intending to be in trenches?

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Re: Italian WW1?
« Reply #2 on: November 28, 2017, 09:21:52 PM »
John

Irregular Miniatures do a specific WW1 range for Italians.

http://www.irregularminiatures.co.uk/

Don't know much about them. Irregular tend to be a bit rough and ready but paint up nicely I'm sure.

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Re: Italian WW1?
« Reply #3 on: November 29, 2017, 04:46:59 PM »
Thanks for the replies.
The reason I'm thinking Italian is I like to do matching forces plus terrain. That way I can introduce new people to PP games at the club.
For SB I already have an early Austrian army. I also have a mountain of SCW terrain. Stretching the imagination I figure that will do for the Italian front (or the Balkans as the other possibility I'm thinking is Serbian).
I really want to use PP figures if I can. Serbians have unique headgear so that means Lancashire Games.
To match my Austrians the Italians would be Spring / Summer and I wasn't planning on trenches.
Thanks again.

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Re: Italian WW1?
« Reply #4 on: November 29, 2017, 07:14:23 PM »

John in York

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Re: Italian WW1?
« Reply #5 on: November 29, 2017, 08:50:32 PM »
Thanks Lurkio that's really helpful.

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Re: Italian WW1?
« Reply #6 on: January 19, 2018, 09:33:45 PM »
http://eurekamin.com.au/index.php?cPath=87_102_108&sort=3a&page=1

Eureka Miniatures have Italian Infantry, Alpini and gun crews in their WWI range.  Along with Serbians, Austro-Hungarians and Greeks.  Pictures are average but the figures are super nice in person. On par with Peter Pig in quality.

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Re: Italian WW1?
« Reply #7 on: January 19, 2018, 10:35:34 PM »
Are these size-compatible with PP too, or more like 18mm?

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Re: Italian WW1?
« Reply #8 on: January 20, 2018, 02:14:00 AM »


True 15mm like Peter Pig.  Eureka Australian Light Horse next to Peter Pig ACW.  Haven't painted my PP Turks yet.

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Re: Italian WW1?
« Reply #9 on: January 20, 2018, 10:39:26 AM »
Thank you - very nice!

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Re: Italian WW1?
« Reply #10 on: January 20, 2018, 12:14:32 PM »
They look great. Thanks for the heads up. I see Fighting 15s are the UK distributor.

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Re: Italian WW1?
« Reply #11 on: January 20, 2018, 04:35:14 PM »
Have used them before John, normally a very quick turn around in a week. Have some of the British WW1 infantry - they are very good. May be a fraction taller but you would never notice.

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Re: Italian WW1?
« Reply #12 on: January 20, 2018, 07:44:22 PM »
Hello

herewith some pics of WW1 Eureka and Irregular, from my collection ;

Irregular, Italian Arditi (a bit chunky, but fine once painted) :



Eureka, Bulgarian infantry (very fragile - easily broken - and disappointing Equipment) :



Eureka, greek Evzones (the most beautiful figures of the Eureka WW1 range) :



An here, size comparison between Peter Pig Austrians and Irregular Bulgarians (with a PP Polish officer painted as Bulgarian) :


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« Reply #13 on: January 20, 2018, 08:05:51 PM »
Thank you for sharing. And very nicely finished they are too, as usual - well done!

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Re: Italian WW1?
« Reply #14 on: January 21, 2018, 07:06:01 PM »
More Italians ; Bresaglieri from Irregular :



and Alpini, from Irregular too : for size comparison, they are next to Peter Pig french (painted as colonial troops) :