14 Dec 2018

New: 80mm mortar (Granatwerfer 34) with crew

We are proud to present the 80mm mortar with crew!

The Granatwerfer 34 (or GrW 34) was the standard medium infantry mortar for the whole German army throughout the entire war. It provided the most common artillery fire support to platoon or company sized formations.

The 80mm Granatwerfer was a simple yet very effective weapon with a high rate of fire. Able crews were able to pin down larger enemy formations in the Bocage of Normandy and were effective in suppressing or destroying emplacements and heavy weapons on all fronts. To flush out a sniper or to silence an enemy machine gun, the 80mm mortar is the weapon of choice for the infantry commander up front.

The set costs 8,90€ and is available in our online-shop!

All the best,
Thomas and Moritz

27 Oct 2018

The webshop is open!

Hey Folks! The Iron Cross Miniatures online shop is online and open for business. It has been a long way for us. We love to game and to paint, we have daytime jobs – and therefore not too much time to dive into the intricacies of e-commerce. But now we are all set!
Thanks for holding out! We are ready to reinforce your 28mm scale battlegroups, so visit us at https://ironcrossminiatures.com

25 Feb 2016

New: Panzerschreck team

Dear Wargaming Community

here is our Panzerschreck team, the second part of our anti tank troops. After capturing and evaluating American lend-lease Bazookas at the eastern front, the Raketenpanzerb├╝chse 54 (roughly translating as rocket armor rifle) was developed - in short and for the German love for abbreviations: The RPzB 54 (shout that in the midst of combat!). Colloquially known as Panzerschreck (tank dread) or Ofenrohr (stove pipe), the weapon was deployed on all fronts during the last years of the war. There it was potentially able to defeat all types of enemy armor.

In our set the gunner is kneeling with the RPzB 54 ready to fire. The assistant gunner has loaded the weapon and is just connecting the wiring of the electrical ignition - thus arming the launcher.

The set of two figures will be availabe for 6,90 € in a few weeks and, as always, from our webshop.

8 Feb 2016

New: Sturmgewehr soldiers

Dear Wargamers,

this time we are happy to present to you our troopers with Sturmgewehr 44 assault rifles. These will give you the option to replace men with Karabiner 98k in your squads. The weapon was planned as "MP 43" (for Maschinenpistole or machine pistol) but was renamed "Sturmgewehr" (assault rifle) for propaganda purposes. The Sturmgewehr was perceived as versatile and effective in combat. Yet, late war production problems did not allow to equip the German infantry formations completely.

The three figures bear a Sturmgewehr each. While the first shooter is firing from a firm standing position, the second man is reloading. He has already stuffed the empty magazine in his webbing as he opens a pocket to grab a new one. The third trooper is sprinting to reach cover. To not hinder movement he holds the weapon in one hand as German regulations dictated.

The three figures will be available for 7,90 € on our web shop in a few weeks.

Best regards and until next week,

Thomas & Moritz

31 Jan 2016

New: Panzerfaust soldiers

Dear Wargamers,

today we present to you our Panzerfaust soldiers. They are part of our expanding anti-tank segment. Under the immense pressure of allied tank forces, Panzerfausts were produced in several variations from 1943 onward. In the later years of the war they found extensive use by the German troops and their allies.

The models shown carry the Panzerfaust 60, the most common type produced. The german word meaning "tank fist" grew to be colloquially eponymous for shoulder-held AT-weaponry (like the term bazooka in the english speaking world). The Number denominates the effective range the weapon was supposed to have.

Two riflemen are moving into position to lay ambush to enemy tanks and to fire from close range. The third man has already left his Karabiner rifle behind and is about to fire his Panzerfaust .The pose of these miniatures was designed faithful to WWII-photographs as this one: LINK (Wikipedia).

The three Panzerfaust troopers will be available at 7,90 € in a few weeks at our online shop.

All the Best,
Thomas and Moritz

4 Jan 2016

New: Second Fireteam

Dear Wargamers,

this week we present to you the second section of our infantry squad. These soldiers are laying down heavy fire to pin down or to destroy the enemy.

The machine gunner opens up from a standing position while his assistant stabilizes the weapon on his shoulder, holding the bipod. A  rifleman kneels, pulling back the bolt to insert a new clip. Another Panzergrenadier fires his Karabiner 98 rifle from a standing position, while the leader gives a hand signal.

The five figures will be available for 9,90 € in February – but there will be bundles for even more bang for the buck!

All the Best,
Thomas and Moritz

13 Dec 2015

New Miniatures! First fireteam!

Dear community,

this week we present to you the first fireteam. Under covering fire by friendlies they advance into cover, trying to outmaneuver the enemy.

The MG42-gunner is just about to hit the deck, getting ready to fire. While he is followed by his loader, the rest of the group storms toward an enemy position. Hand grenades are thrown to suppress the defenders.

This set will cost 9,90€ but there will also be bundles so you can save some money!

The week after we will show you the next fireteam and discuss our ideas behind the figure design.

All the Best,
Thomas and Moritz

4 Dec 2015

Welcome to Iron Cross Miniatures

After over a decade with this awesome hobby we decided to create something on our own: A series of miniatures that meets our own highest expectations. In historical accuracy and overall quality. Now is the time to make this dream come true – and you can join us! 

The task we set for ourselves: To offer gamers and collectors around the globe a range of finely detailled and carefully produced miniatures in 28mm scale. We are happy to present to you our first series in this endeavour: German Infantry for Waffen-SS or Wehrmacht Panzergrenadier units from 1943 to 1945 in all European theaters.

Pretty soon you will be able obtain a complete series of miniatures – no waiting for a kickstarter, no endless announcements, but a ready and complete unit. During the coming weeks we will present to you the various parts of a German Grenadierzug, a whole platoon. With anything it needs to face the enemy!

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