Plastic soldiers are under used but a great resource for wargamers. Learn more in this episode of Wargaming Recon.
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Pros of 1/72 scale Plastic Soldiers
- Figs available for virtually every conflict you’d want to fight from Feudal Japan, Dark Ages, to Napoleonics & Modern
- Most affordable option. Imperial Roman Legionaries = 45 figs for $7.50 USD (HaT Industrie set 8082)
- Generally nicely sculpted, which makes painting more fun.
- Generally requires little to no assemble. Thereby cutting down on time needed to get to the gaming table.
Cons of 1/72 scale Plastic Soldiers
- Can be very confusing. MUST have a resource like Plastic Soldier Review at hand. May need to dig around to find what you want regardless of what box says.
- Variety of poses including some that may be useless.
- Some manufacturers are not reliable when it comes to quality of figures/poses
- Tend to be softer plastic, paint wears off (if not properly sealed/protected)
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