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Offline Ash

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28mm late war British infantry
« on: February 10, 2019, 06:41:16 PM »
Picked up a few packs of the new late war British infantry from Empress minis:


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Re: 28mm late war British infantry
« Reply #1 on: February 10, 2019, 06:59:46 PM »
I will be interested to see how they turn out.

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Re: 28mm late war British infantry
« Reply #2 on: February 10, 2019, 10:06:06 PM »
Likewise. Hopefully they will make some separate head sprues for these. Unadorned Mk III/ IV helmets, cap comforters and berets. That will make them useful for Korea and they will have really stolen a march on Warlord if WLG ever do follow through on the mooted Korean project.
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Offline Harry Faversham

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Re: 28mm late war British infantry
« Reply #3 on: February 11, 2019, 01:09:49 AM »
They look nice, wonder if they plan adding a couple of Sten/Tommy gunners as NCOs?

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Re: 28mm late war British infantry
« Reply #4 on: February 11, 2019, 09:47:44 AM »
They look nice, wonder if they plan adding a couple of Sten/Tommy gunners as NCOs?

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I’d say that’s a given, especially when you look at the breakdown of their other ranges. I’d also suspect that a PIAT and a 2” mortar are on their way.

Offline Eclaireur

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Re: 28mm late war British infantry
« Reply #5 on: February 11, 2019, 11:37:16 AM »
As Carlos said, we have to assume a command pack or two are on their way. Interesting though as to how you would arm them. The range was partly inspired by 'With the Jocks' by Peter White and if you read that, he says the platoon and section commanders were all carrying Enfields for fear of becoming sniper bait.
Spare head packs are also promised - though I'd like MkII helmets so you could use them for the winter of 43/44 in Italy,
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Offline Ballardian

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Re: 28mm late war British infantry
« Reply #6 on: February 11, 2019, 06:50:07 PM »

 Very nice, I also hope for some head sprues for the late model helmet.

Offline Ash

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Re: 28mm late war British infantry
« Reply #7 on: February 12, 2019, 08:25:29 AM »
I would imagine there will be NCO figures with Sten/Thopson in a future pack; also command section figures with support weapons both deployed and on the move as with the 1950's French models. I hope..!


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Offline Harry Faversham

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Re: 28mm late war British infantry
« Reply #8 on: February 12, 2019, 09:23:45 AM »
The range was partly inspired by 'With the Jocks' by Peter White and if you read that, he says the platoon and section commanders were all carrying Enfields for fear of becoming sniper bait.
Some of the 'Jock's' in White's Platoon had some very imaginative ideas on uniforms! He also relates surviving a point blank ambush, due to the fact that he was carrying a rifle, while a couple of his men around him had Sten guns, he was convinced the Sten gunners were targeted by Jerry as unit leaders.

Offline Ash

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Re: 28mm late war British infantry
« Reply #9 on: February 12, 2019, 10:24:37 AM »
I understand why NCOs would not want to stand out, but as you said "a couple of his men had Sten guns", so I want the models... ;)


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Offline Harry Faversham

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Re: 28mm late war British infantry
« Reply #10 on: February 12, 2019, 11:22:05 AM »
Ash, you're in for a right read mate.
Anyone thinking that Jerry had just about petered out by 1945 should have a read at Peter White's book, did you know he was an artist? The best illustrations in the book are pencil drawings he made in the front line, they really bring his Platoon to life.

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Offline Eclaireur

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Re: 28mm late war British infantry
« Reply #11 on: February 12, 2019, 11:57:33 AM »
Ash - you won't regret it, a great read.

Harry - agree, the sketches are very interesting. I pointed out to Paul @ Empress that they appear to show MkII helmets also that White mentions a group of guys wearing the MkIII, implying that this was not the norm. Still, they've been sculpted in MkIIIs anyway!

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Offline Ash

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Re: 28mm late war British infantry
« Reply #12 on: February 12, 2019, 02:08:50 PM »
I'm looking forward to getting hold of that; thanks for the recommendation.

These might be of interest:

'The Battle of the Bulge, Britain's untold story', by Charles Whiting.
"For political reasons, no mention was ever made of the crucial British involvement in this battle:against a total news blackout, British XXX Corps suffered 2,500 casualties fighting a decisive action which halted the German drive to the river Meuse."

'The Struggle for Europe' by Chester Wilmot

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Re: 28mm late war British infantry
« Reply #13 on: February 12, 2019, 03:02:14 PM »
Hi All,

Glad you like the opening releases. Lots more to come, infact I have the latest 16 sculpts on my desk having just opened the post. These include riflemen, Sten gunners, PIATS. Huge amount still to do but they are up the front of our to do list alongside Vietnam.  Some characters will even make an appearance. This range will easily hit the 100 figure number with mortars,  flamethrowers, commanders, comms, etc, etc, etc.

MkII helmets will certainly feature in the near future as its obvious from primary sources that units had both. Don't forget the Canadians as well.

Onwards & Upwards,
Paul



 


Offline Eclaireur

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Re: 28mm late war British infantry
« Reply #14 on: February 12, 2019, 04:37:30 PM »
Excellent to hear your ambition for the range Paul, they are gorgeous sculpts. Can't wait!
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