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Author Topic: 28mm WW1 Rifle grenadiers  (Read 3202 times)

Offline Poiter50

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28mm WW1 Rifle grenadiers
« on: May 09, 2009, 12:43:45 PM »
Most of my infantry are Foundry, so which manufacturer makes figures firing/using rifle grenades for WW1?
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Re: 28mm WW1 Rifle grenadiers
« Reply #1 on: May 09, 2009, 01:00:29 PM »
For which army? Nationality?
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Re: 28mm WW1 Rifle grenadiers
« Reply #2 on: May 09, 2009, 01:08:21 PM »
Oops, rushed post!  :-[

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Re: 28mm WW1 Rifle grenadiers
« Reply #3 on: May 09, 2009, 01:14:29 PM »
Great War Miniatures make some for Western Front (two rifle-grenadiers in their 'bombers' pack). Not sure if they'd compare well with Foundry for size though. I suspect not. Old Glory do a mixed pack of bomber types which has one rifle-grenadier pose in the mix.

Haven't seen any for Palestine.
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Re: 28mm WW1 Rifle grenadiers
« Reply #4 on: May 09, 2009, 01:15:31 PM »
Old Glory do a pack of “Grenadiers” with a figure firing a rifle grenade in it but I doubt you can get the figure alone…

http://www.oldgloryminiatures.com/proddetail.asp?prod=WWI%2D307

Those figures match the Foundry ones in size… if not in style

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Re: 28mm WW1 Rifle grenadiers
« Reply #5 on: May 10, 2009, 03:44:14 PM »
They should be easy enough to convert, as the launcher was basically a tube slotted over the end of the rifle barrel.  :D



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Re: 28mm WW1 Rifle grenadiers
« Reply #6 on: May 13, 2009, 05:01:26 PM »
On a related note, I have to convert some 20mm British rifle grenadiers and I was wondering what type of grenades were used.  I have a model with a roundish grenades (think modern style), but the Old Glory has a more cylindrical one (old school stick I believe).  Which one is correct or were both use?  If both any one have an idea on which was more common.  Also, how long was the stick that protruded from the rifle barrel.  When converting should the stick be apparent or should I just glue the grenade directly to the end of the rifle?  Now that I'm thinking about it, how did the grenades travel.  Did the grenadiers keep the grenades out of the rifle until the intended to fire or did they run, travel witht he grenades pre-loaded.  I think this might be important since some of the models I'm planning to convert are in running poses, or at least not down on their knees poses! Thanks.

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Re: 28mm WW1 Rifle grenadiers
« Reply #7 on: May 14, 2009, 12:23:54 AM »
While in Air Cadets many years ago, we were trained on how the WW2 style Rifle Grenades were used. A blank cartridge was the propellant and I think the grenade was fitted/mounted on a stick which fitted down the barrel.

Once I went into National Service, we were trained on the M79 Grenade launcher which is really just a very large shotgun firing an explosive shell. Great fun to use.

 

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