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15mm Wargaming Figures for the Spanish Civil War
Posted 21 Feb 2001
As I got into the Spanish Civil War I thought I'd write up my notes about the various ranges, mainly so I could remember what to buy if I ever reordered.
I like 15 mm so this list started with Peter Pig Range 13: Spanish Civil War. I made up a chart about what Peter Pig figures to use for which forces. As other manufacturers added ranges I added notes on them as well. I must admit that I have also used some WWI figures (e.g. British Infantry with a French Adrian Helmet added), WWII figures (e.g. French Infantry and Italian mortar crews); these are from Peter Pig, Battle Front Miniatures, and QRF.
The Late Queen
QRF have some specialist SCW figures. These are considerably bigger than Peter Pig, so won't mix well except to be BIG chaps amongst smaller compatriots. Their WWI Anzacs are not great figures, but they a similar scale as Peter Pig (actually a little smaller) and can stand in for Foreign Legion with floppy sun hat.
Napoleon Miniatures promised a 15mm Spanish Civil War range but their website looks a bit dead so I'm not holding my breath.
You will also find some options for Vehicles appropriate the period.
I got my tanks (Panzer Is, T-26s) and unarmoured trucks from Battle Front Miniatures mainly because Evan Allen - the designer - said he'd paint them for me.
My armoured trucks came from Stronghold Miniatures.
Irregular Miniatures do a 6mm range for the Spanish Civil War. I've only seen photos.
Hotspur / Historical Products Company / Bandera Miniatures
The major metal range in 20mm is that from Hotspur. These were sculpted by Dave Allsop in the early 1980s. I believe they are now owned by Pat Condray of the Historical Products Company in the USA. R H Models: Bandera Miniatures have a license from HPC to also produce and sell these figures.
Irregular Miniatures do a 20mm range for the Spanish Civil War. I've only seen photos.
Los Tiznaos Spanish Civil War Armour Series
John Baumann produces four resin/metal armoured cars in 1/76 scale. Look up Los Tiznaos Spanish Civil War Armour Series. The series includes: Durruti's MTM No.4, Vulcan Mark II, The Republican ‘Louse’, The Mobile Pillbox.
Some rather nice ranges of 28mm miniatures: