I've just finished off four more of the freebie Valiant WW2 GIs I got hold of on a distant (pre-FOW) Wargames Illustrated. I really like these figures as they offer great value for money, with over 60 figures in a box, including HMGs, mortars and anti-tank weapons.
There is also a selection of additional heads, personal weapons and equipment, with a number of figures having separate arms to allow a lot of customisation.
The figures are well made in hard plastic with crisp detail and very little flash throughout.
Here they are in front one of the Dave Graffam's excellent card buildings, whose range I'm increasingly using in games.
There is one fairly major downside to Valiant's range however, regarding their scale. While they are marketed as 1/72 scale, they are in reality quite bulky and closer to 28mm as seen below when compared to Plastic Soldier Company . This inevitably causes problems with scale compatibility and limits you to using them solely in infantry-only encounters against other Valiant counterparts.
If this isn't a problem to you though, I would say the Valiant troops are among the best hard plastic troops currently available and would recommend them to anyone looking to field a cost-effective and well-equipped force,
That's it for now,