Ostensibly designed and released with 20mm World War Two rules Battlegroup in mind, but usable with any 20mm system, this boxed set of 27 figures made from Thermo Plastic Resin, or ‘Ultacast’ does exactly what it says on the cover and provides an entire late-war Waffen-SS platoon.
In the box you have: 12 Riflemen, 3 NCOs, 3 HQ, 3 soldiers with Panzerfaust and 6 armed with LMGs, these last either prone or walking.
It’s worth mentioning the price early doors, because at £19.95 (£27 US), the figures work out at only 74p each – good value – and good quality. All the figures are well kitted out with appropriate gear and the well-planned spread of weapons and poses in the set is a credit to the brains behind PSC/Battlegroup.
Initial concern for the ‘state’ of the stahlhelms, was allayed when we realised they were cast with integrated wire camouflage, which makes them look a bit rough in the raw, but great when painted up, as can been seen in the examples here by Piers Brand.
These add to the many Waffen SS options out there, and offer a great value for money, good looking, well composed option.