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20mm modern Chinese and Middle Eastern forces

Post by McWong » Mon Feb 02, 2009 3:00 pm

Throwing this one into the ring, not sure if it’s already been discussed. I’d be a keen purchaser of modern regular Chinese and Middle Eastern forces. I’ve searched high and low for existing metal ranges with no success. There are smatterings of “modern” Middle Eastern troops in the form of Iraqi regulars, but the ranges are incomplete and/or the sculpts are rubbish. Couldn’t find anything for the PLA.

This surprises me as I can find a wide range of 20mm metal modern western troops, but their only opponents seem to be “insurgents” or “terrorists”.

I’m at work and can’t go sourcing images etc, but will when home later. In terms of numbers I’d be looking at minimum 100 for each, try and get a 1:1 company for the tabletop.

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Re: 20mm modern Chinese and Middle Eastern forces

Post by Dropbear » Mon Feb 02, 2009 3:58 pm

I would be interested in the Modern Chinese, but would want to learn more about the troops, their equipment and weapons.

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Re: 20mm modern Chinese and Middle Eastern forces

Post by wargameroz » Mon Feb 02, 2009 4:12 pm

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FYI S&S Models are doing 2 versions of the WZ551 APC and also a chinese type 99 MBT. The only Chinese infantry I am aware of at the moment are the Liberation Miniatures Korean War PLA.

Whether Lib Mins or S&S are likely to do ultra modern chinese i don't know at this stage.

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Re: 20mm modern Chinese and Middle Eastern forces

Post by McWong » Mon Feb 02, 2009 6:12 pm

Oz - I've seen those new models, they're very nice.
Dropbear - I agree. There's actually a fair bit of information out there on the kit and various troop types out there but all the good stuff is in Chinese. The PLA isn't especially forthcoming on information about a lot of their equipment, but are fairly relaxed as regards platoon level gear. I'll hit up some friends in Hong Kong to see what they can dig out. There's a lot of coverage of the various military shows and wargames the PLA put on, to date they've been the best source of pictures.

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Re: 20mm modern Chinese and Middle Eastern forces

Post by Dropbear » Mon Feb 02, 2009 8:26 pm

If i have the time I will check out a source of info I have and get back to you, but no promises.

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Post by McWong » Tue Feb 03, 2009 7:16 am

I'll be doing some digging around as well. Here's where I'll be starting:
http://www.goldenlanterns.com/china-mil ... urces.html

Another good site:
http://www.sinodefence.com/default.asp

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Re: 20mm modern Chinese and Middle Eastern forces

Post by Dropbear » Tue Feb 03, 2009 7:23 am

And some items on youtube (the relayed links to the right are better)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DJ0VxfnkWgA

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Re: 20mm modern Chinese and Middle Eastern forces

Post by Dropbear » Tue Feb 03, 2009 7:26 am

and i just found this site:

http://english.chinamil.com.cn/

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Re: 20mm modern Chinese and Middle Eastern forces

Post by McWong » Tue Feb 03, 2009 7:38 am

Digging around http://www.sinodefence.com/armedforces/default.asp, there's a lot of images of AFV's etc.

Info on ground forces (nice background info on their special forces and Rapid Response Units)
http://www.sinodefence.com/armedforces/army/default.asp

Info on ground forces equipment, including it's location in an OOB
http://www.sinodefence.com/army/default.asp

Still can't find much info on an actual OOB at the comapny and platoon level.

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Re: 20mm modern Chinese and Middle Eastern forces

Post by wargameroz » Sat Sep 05, 2009 11:40 am

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S&S have now released some 20mm ultra modern Chinese however I haven't seen them in metal yet as I have not purchased any S&S figures at this point in time but a couple came with some models I have and I would have to say they are not up to the standard of Liberation Miniatures but for Chinese they are the only show in town at the moment.

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