If you are looking to wargame the Chinese in World War Two or in their Civil War of 1945 – 49, then you’re hardly spoilt for choice. Despite featuring heavily in the Bolt Action Empire in Flames Campaign book, Warlord don’t make a dedicated range of figures, and in fact the only ones I could find in 28mm come from US based Brigade Game. But not to worry, you frustrated Kuomintang (KMT) and Communist (PRC) gamers are in luck thanks to the release of this new range or figures from French company Anzio Miniatures.
These seven new packs of figures can be used to represent Nationalist or Communist Chinese soldiers during WW2 or the (last) Chinese Civil War. The infantry come six to a pack for 10.50€ whilst the command, artillery and mortar crews are 7.00€. Note: Shipping to the UK was 8.60€, regardless of how many packs you order, when I checked it out.
The figures are divided into packs based on their weapons and/or roles.
Although the castings are lovely and crisp the designer has struggled a bit with some of the anatomy – there are some soft shoulders and unconvincing proportions – however you will have seen much worse. The Coolie hat being carried on the back of some of the figures is a nice touch.
Unfortunately the Anzio Miniatures website currently provides very little information about the figures, other than the title names of the packs, so don’t go there to gain any information about the Chinese in World War Two or the Civil War, or indeed to be told what a “C 19 Squad” is!
If you are looking for 28mm figures for the Chinese Civil War 1945 – 49 or for the Chinese in World War Two these figures are certainly be worth checking out.