September 29, 2011

Plastic Solider Company New Releases & Review

It seems that the Plastic Solider Company is starting to crank up development and production of its quality range of 15mm WWII miniatures.  Their T34 kits were a big hit among FOW gamers and I recently ordered my 2nd box set of their excellent PzIV's (5 for NZ$29).  The latest additions to the range are Sd Kfz 251/1C's and 251/1D's again in sets of 5 and at the same price as the other models in their range.


The PSC Sd Kfz 251/1C kit

The Plastic Solider Company range is excellent value and for German FOW players they now provide some serious consideration if you are looking to build a Panzer or Gepanzerte Panzer Grenadier company.  Having assembled one set of the PSC Panzer IVs I can atest to their quality (you can see some my completed PzIVs here)
2 Boxed sets of PzIV costs NZ$60-65 (depending on exchange rate) and gives you enough tanks for a CHQ and two 4 vehicle Platoons.   Purchase 2 more boxed sets of Sd Kfz's at the same price and thats enough vehicles for the same set up - a CHQ & two 3 Squad Platoons.  Couple these with their German Infantry set which gives you 125 figures (10 Officers/NCO's, 90 infantry, 15 LMGs) at NZ$32 then you can build a basic company for as little as NZ$120-150. 

PSC Sd Kfz 251/1D


However, while the vehicles are better value and just as good (if not better) reading the reviews and checking out the pics leads me to believe that the BF Infantry looks better, and is more accurate.  So to be cheeky what I might do is order a couple of box sets of the PSC half-tracks and use my BF Fallschirmjager as PzGrenadiers.

You can find some excellent reviews of the PSC range, and comparisons with the Battlefront miniature range at the following links:
If you want to purchase some of this range then I would recommend:

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