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Guns & flags of the ACW

Posted by Ochoin on 23 Jul 2017, 00:08

I have quite large Union & Rebel armies for the ACW that I have gamed with only once.

I think a needed refurbishment is necessary before I start to prompt my pals into a few games (using Regimental F&F, I think).

The flags carried by my figures are photocopied efforts from Warflag (free site) & look ordinary. What’s worse is the inaccurate models of plastic guns both side’s artillery units have.

So: who stocks excellent 20 MM ACW flags?

Who carries an accurate range of 20mm artillery pieces?



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Posted by MABO on 23 Jul 2017, 07:25

Ochoin wrote:Who stocks excellent 20 MM ACW flags?

Who carries an accurate range of 20mm artillery pieces?


Concerning the Artillery you can have a look here:

http://www.hagen-miniatures.de/index.php/en/component/jshopping/category/view/127?start=24

http://germania-figuren.com/gx2/1-72-ACW/category-390/

And the best flags I know and I have collected are from ROFUR, that disappeared years ago. But I know that you can buy stuff from this compay at Martins store here:

http://www.miniatuurwereld.com/index-eng.htm

Or have a look here:
http://bennosfiguresforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=12&t=10207
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Posted by Traveller1865 on 23 Jul 2017, 08:11

For flags, since Rofur is gone I'd say maverick flags, the printing is sharp and good and not too expensive:
http://www.maverick-models.com/flags.htm

Just don't forget to say you want the flags in 20mm, so he can resize them. I use almost only Maverick and Rofur flags in my projects, they're that good.

As previous poster suggested Germania and Hagen have artillery sets, but can be large compared to most 20mm plastic soldiers. Sadly there aren't many good artillery sets available in plastics.
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Posted by MABO on 23 Jul 2017, 08:16

Thanks for the link.
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Posted by Ochoin on 23 Jul 2017, 20:45

Thank you both.
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Posted by Traveller1865 on 25 Jul 2017, 17:01

I forgot about guns, if you don't mind using metal pieces, RSM95 have 8 and 12-pounder Napoleon, Howitzer and a mortar and caisson and limber. They're based in the US but shipping isn't too bad. They have some gun crew figures but very simple. The artillery pices are slightly more detailed than for example Imex, and suits most plastic 1/72 figures, not as big as the Italeri ones. They also have wagons now that Imex wagons are getting more expensive.

http://www.dpcltdcom.org/
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Posted by Beano Boy on 26 Jul 2017, 05:13

Suggested by your Link,ones credit card details needed when ordering!
Giving credit card details to buy overseas stuff is not a very good idea in this day and age.
I only use my PayPal Account for buying whatever now. Much more safer.
If Sellers do not have a PayPal Account,tough they lose the sale. BB
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Posted by Traveller1865 on 26 Jul 2017, 07:19

Yes that's a downside, but I've ordered from them for years, never had a problem, but you need to fax them the details, an online one will do.
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Posted by Ochoin on 27 Jul 2017, 07:25

Traveller1865 wrote:Yes that's a downside, but I've ordered from them for years, never had a problem, but you need to fax them the details, an online one will do.


I'm not sure what "downside" you're talking about but I'll send Hagen an order ASAP.

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Posted by MABO on 27 Jul 2017, 07:50

Hagen is reliable! I have only very good business connections with them.
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Posted by Taipeh on 27 Jul 2017, 08:04

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Posted by Traveller1865 on 27 Jul 2017, 08:47

Ochoin wrote:
I'm not sure what "downside" you're talking about but I'll send Hagen an order ASAP.

donald


I wasn't refering to Hagen but the company that sells RSM95 which requires you to send CC information by fax, some may see this as a downside and not safe, but I haven't had any problems with them and their ranges are great.

Hagen is great and reliable and using the safer option, paypal, sorry if there was a misunderstanding here.
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Posted by Ochoin on 27 Jul 2017, 13:06

Traveller1865 wrote:Hagen is great and reliable and using the safer option, paypal, sorry if there was a misunderstanding here.


My fault,

Thanks for taking the time to clarify.

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Posted by MABO on 27 Jul 2017, 22:21

Taipeh wrote:Hi,
you may also have a look for the guns here:
http://germania-figuren.com/gx2/1-72-AC ... Fahrzeuge/
and:
http://germania-figuren.com/gx2/1-72-Re ... 358&page=2

and this are the ACW flags from TS Miniaturen
http://germania-figuren.com/gx2/1-72-Zu ... rgerkrieg/

Hope this helps
Ciao
Michael

http://www.germania-figuren.com


As you can see I have already mentioned your great ACW range! :yeah:
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Posted by sansovino on 28 Jul 2017, 15:47

Guns? Still an other interesting producer of pewter-guns and soldiers. His models are really well done and in scale. He has also munitions-wagons etc. in his programme. His attacking Union-soldiers in winter-clothing are impressive:

http://www.daydream-miniatures.de/shop/ ... p?cPath=12
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Posted by Traveller1865 on 28 Jul 2017, 17:59

They even have a field forge! A downside is that most of the figures are in greatcoats, only usable for certain battles but still look impressive. Great link Sansavino!
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Posted by fpt on 12 Nov 2017, 02:51

I have been making my own paper flags for a number of years now. Are there particular regiments that you are interested in? I will see what I have.

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Posted by fpt on 12 Nov 2017, 02:56

Also, since I do not visit this site as often as I should, send me an email to fpthornton@comcast.net
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