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Offline Truscott Trotter

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Need help finding figures
« on: April 13, 2018, 12:51:28 AM »
for a 28mm Vickers MMG team in British naval uniforms

Assuming Airey Neave is correct at Calais the Royal Marine landing party came with or acquired a Vickers (assuming he is not mixing it up with Lewis gun?)

Have tried all the usual suspects, pulp, copplestone, footsore etc.

Happy to do a bit of kitbashing - head swaps etc. 1908  pattern webbing preferred.

suggestions welcome

Offline Poiter50

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Re: Need help finding figures
« Reply #1 on: April 13, 2018, 12:57:50 AM »
So, a CoC force for Calais?
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Offline Truscott Trotter

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Re: Need help finding figures
« Reply #2 on: April 13, 2018, 01:04:42 AM »
Indeed Pete
1 section BEF
1 Section Argyle & Sutherlanders
1 section Brit Naval Party
and maybe 1 section Frenchmen  lol

Offline TacticalPainter

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Re: Need help finding figures
« Reply #3 on: April 13, 2018, 01:34:34 AM »
Sounds very cool, would love to see pictures once you've got them together.
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Re: Need help finding figures
« Reply #4 on: April 13, 2018, 02:26:47 AM »
A&S in kilts?

Indeed Pete
1 section BEF
1 Section Argyle & Sutherlanders
1 section Brit Naval Party
and maybe 1 section Frenchmen  lol

Offline Truscott Trotter

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Re: Need help finding figures
« Reply #5 on: April 13, 2018, 02:30:55 AM »
Erm well thats to be decided - I could just to some Glengarry headswaps as the only unit in kilts in 1940 were the Seaforths of the 51st Div.

Still there are some rather spiffing WW1 models of Scots in Glengarry and kilt around and the A&S at Calais may have decided to don their ceremonial gear as they had been left to die by Churchill

Offline Will Bailie

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Re: Need help finding figures
« Reply #6 on: April 13, 2018, 02:32:26 AM »
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Happy to do a bit of kitbashing - head swaps etc.

Brigade Games has a WWI German Sailors with Maxim Gun set.  You'd need to swap out the Maxim for a Vickers and head swaps to replace the German matelot hats with RN sailors' caps.  Wouldn't be perfect but could be close enough...

Offline Truscott Trotter

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Re: Need help finding figures
« Reply #7 on: April 13, 2018, 02:41:51 AM »
Thanks did not look at Brigade games will have a look now

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Re: Need help finding figures
« Reply #8 on: April 13, 2018, 02:52:22 AM »
Footsore VCBW in Glengarry?

Erm well thats to be decided - I could just to some Glengarry headswaps as the only unit in kilts in 1940 were the Seaforths of the 51st Div.

Still there are some rather spiffing WW1 models of Scots in Glengarry and kilt around and the A&S at Calais may have decided to don their ceremonial gear as they had been left to die by Churchill

Offline Truscott Trotter

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Re: Need help finding figures
« Reply #9 on: April 13, 2018, 03:06:30 AM »
Footsore WW1 in Glengarry indeed  :-*

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Re: Need help finding figures
« Reply #10 on: April 13, 2018, 03:35:47 AM »
Yep, sorry, had the period wrong. I thought they were sold in the VCBW range originally. I have 2 of the packs, very nice.

Footsore WW1 in Glengarry indeed  :-*

Offline Black Burt

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Re: Need help finding figures
« Reply #11 on: April 13, 2018, 12:41:45 PM »
Empress Miniatures have some Matelots but no Vickers MG crew.
http://www.empressminiatures.com/userimages/procart91.htm

Offline Truscott Trotter

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Re: Need help finding figures
« Reply #12 on: April 13, 2018, 12:54:17 PM »
Thanks maybe is I ask Empress nicely they will do a vickers and crew for their Brit shore party?

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Re: Need help finding figures
« Reply #13 on: April 13, 2018, 05:17:30 PM »
Erm well thats to be decided - I could just to some Glengarry headswaps as the only unit in kilts in 1940 were the Seaforths of the 51st Div.

I think that honour actually went to 1/ Cameron Highlanders, who also wore ToS bonnets not Glengarrys. They paraded with them when inspected in France by the King (who awarded them their blue hackle), they wore them at Escaut and La Bassee, and they were still wearing them on the Mole at Dunkirk.

Possibly a myth, but French girls in St.Valéry were apparently wearing dresses made from Cameron Tartan in 1944, after digging up the ones buried by 4/ Camerons before they surrendered in 1940. Prior to that they and 1/ Camerons had both used 'guerrilla' tactics to defeat the WD on the matter of kilts.

Plenty of photos out there, often mis-labelled 'Black Watch'. Seaforth Tartan is quite distinctively different though, even in b+w photos, due to the white lines in the tartan.
« Last Edit: April 15, 2018, 09:58:58 AM by Arlequín »

Offline Truscott Trotter

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Re: Need help finding figures
« Reply #14 on: April 17, 2018, 02:38:53 AM »
Very true - about 3 years ago I spent a fair bit of time researching the kilt wearers and of course it was the Cameron Highlanders
and I could do some with ToS as well as helmets but......
.......... they were not at Calais but the Argyll and Sutherlanders were!  lol