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Andy Cowen
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Hi, the rules for this game seem interesting, but I have zero artistic skill and don't have the time and money to learn to paint/model. Are there pre-painted miniatures available somewhere? Thanks.
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Aside from using a figure painting company like paintedfigs.com, the only thing I could think of would be to use Axis and Allies miniatures. I'm pretty sure they are really close to the correct scale. You'd have to get the figures separately on eBay rather than buying boosters.
Of course you might find yourself excluded from some tournaments for not using Battlefront official minis. I thought about creating a Flames of War/Axis and Allies army, then decided a) I really enjoyed painting minis--it was like reconnecting to my model-building childhood, and b) I didn't enjoy Flames of War that much. So now I get boardgames with minis and paint them--I have a gorgeous Battles of Napoleon set fully painted, and I'm halfway through Wrath of Ashardalon, with Earth Reborn next.
 
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oneoldgamer wrote:
Aside from using a figure painting company like paintedfigs.com, the only thing I could think of would be to use Axis and Allies miniatures. I'm pretty sure they are really close to the correct scale. You'd have to get the figures separately on eBay rather than buying boosters.
Of course you might find yourself excluded from some tournaments for not using Battlefront official minis. I thought about creating a Flames of War/Axis and Allies army, then decided a) I really enjoyed painting minis--it was like reconnecting to my model-building childhood, and b) I didn't enjoy Flames of War that much. So now I get boardgames with minis and paint them--I have a gorgeous Battles of Napoleon set fully painted, and I'm halfway through Wrath of Ashardalon, with Earth Reborn next.


Thanks for the reply. I tried painting and I'm horrible at it Especially when compared to the models in the books.
 
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If you are using A&A vehicles, you will find that the newer sets ("A&A 1939-45" or whatever) are much more consistent in vehicle scale, although the regular Sherman tanks are noticeably smaller than the other vehicles (including the special Shermans).

I've used A&A T-34s intermixed with Battlefront T-34s, and the difference wasn't noticeable from two feet away.
 
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René Christensen
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If you can afford it, there are companies that offer their service in painting miniatures in different levels of paint scheme.
I'm no great painter myself, but I have learned a trick or two by searching youtube for Flames of War videos where paint guides are posted too. You can even learn how to make terrain too!!!
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