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WW1 German Weapons Set
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Posted: Wednesday, June 18, 2014 - 11:57 AM UTC
Alan McNeilly takes a look at the new weapons and equipment set for WW1 German troops just released by ICM.

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Railspltr
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Posted: Sunday, June 29, 2014 - 11:11 PM UTC
The stocked Luger and Mauser pistols and the Mp18 and wire cutters should be especially nice for use with the ICM storm troop figures. Or the Geweher 98s for use in converting the storm troops to line Infantry figures. I converted a Mp35 Bergman from an old Tamiya weapons set before I knew of this weapons set. The 100 anniversary of WWI (or WKI) is just a month or so away. It is good to see this renewed interest in WWI modelling subjects.
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Posted: Monday, June 30, 2014 - 02:23 AM UTC
Looks like another nail in Dragon's coffin , who is yet to announce anything at all from WWl.
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Posted: Wednesday, May 17, 2017 - 04:11 PM UTC
I picked both the British and German sets up cheap off ebay this week on the strength of Als review and I've got to say I'm really impressed with them. I initially wanted the British set for the SMLE with grenade launcher cup to go in the back of an LRDG chevy I'd stalled on a couple of years ago (I've had a look at it and my interst is rekindled) and some Mills bombs as nobody seems to do them and I needed some for my WW2 British infantry. Going on the quality of these I could easily be tempted to build a First World war dio. The Mauser C96's in this set are superb and put the Dragon ones to shame which until now were the only ones available in plastic from their old German Infantry Weapons Set 1. They were very anorexic looking and the barrels usually snapped when cutting them off the sprue unfortunately. Not only are these more substantial as they should be. the detail is great. I particularly like the one with the holster come stock fitted. The same with the artillery Luger. One thing that I missed on the box was the Luger comes with a snail drum magazine as well! Whoever put this set together really did their homework as the weapons not only cover all the main types used by each army, are really well moulded and there's plenty of them. As Al said this is a great set and well worth picking up even if just for the WW1 to WW2 crossover weapons.