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Author Topic: [COMMERCIAL] Empress Miniatures Cold War Range. SAS/SBS PREVIEW  (Read 45398 times)

Offline Mako

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Re: [COMMERCIAL] Empress Miniatures Cold War BAOR released.
« Reply #45 on: October 04, 2020, 10:46:37 AM »
If you do prone troops firing, observing, and crawling, I'll happily buy some.

Kneeling and firing would be nice too, and we'll need a Carl Gustav, and/or LAW gunner firing as well.

Offline Paul @ Empress Miniatures

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Re: [COMMERCIAL] Empress Miniatures Cold War BAOR released.
« Reply #46 on: October 04, 2020, 10:57:36 AM »
Nope. Try the Eureka Aden range. OK, they aren’t wearing jungle boots but a file and some paint fixes that. Apart from that they are perfect for Borneo, right webbing, right kit, including the GPMG. If you want AR15s you will need to catch and kill your own.

Yes I have to say I do like the look of the Eureka Aden figures. ;)

Offline Paul @ Empress Miniatures

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Re: [COMMERCIAL] Empress Miniatures Cold War BAOR released.
« Reply #47 on: October 04, 2020, 10:59:29 AM »
If you do prone troops firing, observing, and crawling, I'll happily buy some.

Kneeling and firing would be nice too, and we'll need a Carl Gustav, and/or LAW gunner firing as well.

Yes we will do prone as its a must. Many players hate prone figures and I can understand why but as most soldiers spend their time in action prone its only logical, especially with this range.

As said AT support weapons will feature significantly.  ;)

Offline carlos marighela

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Re: [COMMERCIAL] Empress Miniatures Cold War BAOR released.
« Reply #48 on: October 04, 2020, 07:54:34 PM »
Carl Gustavs and Milans are a given, any chance of a WOMBAT, ConBAT or MoBAT RCL?
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Offline Paul @ Empress Miniatures

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Re: [COMMERCIAL] Empress Miniatures Cold War BAOR released.
« Reply #49 on: October 05, 2020, 08:35:05 AM »
Yes to the WOMBAT as it a must at this period.

Were they deployed by ANZACS in Vietnam?

Offline carlos marighela

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Re: [COMMERCIAL] Empress Miniatures Cold War BAOR released.
« Reply #50 on: October 05, 2020, 10:46:54 AM »
Nup. They only took the M40 106mm and the C. Gustav 84mm RCLs to Vietnam. The latter got sent back to Oz as the Swedes wouldn’t supply ammo so for a while it was replaced by US M67 90mm RCLs. They didn’t see a great deal of service being very occasionally humped out for bunker busting.

The M40s saw even less service, they were mostly kept in store at Nui Dat, with a couple serving as display cannon outside 5RAR’s BHQ. 5RAR converted the AT platoon into a recce platoon and I think the only time they fired the 106s was in a semi- indirect fire test from the top of Nui Dat hill. Most of the other battalions dual-roled the AT platoon as tracker platoons.

The Landies that carried them were armed with M60s and became known as ‘sports cars’.

Interestingly enough the US M40 saw service with the British Army in the 1950s and early 1960s. Weight ruled out use of the early BAT series in an airborne role so the Parachute regiment was kitted out with US M40s. They used them at Suez. Carried on Austin Champs ,sometimes towed in a trailer behind a Champ and then for a while carried on Landies. Arguably the weapon saw more active service with the British Army than the Australian Army but a great bit of kit for what-ifs.

Offline carlos marighela

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Re: [COMMERCIAL] Empress Miniatures Cold War BAOR released.
« Reply #51 on: October 05, 2020, 11:07:49 AM »
There is some footage of 8RAR firing the Wombat on the range in Terendak in Malaysia in the mid/late 1960s. I think the weapons were borrowed for the occasion.

Here’s the footage: https://www.awm.gov.au/collection/F04287/


Offline Paul @ Empress Miniatures

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Re: [COMMERCIAL] Empress Miniatures Cold War BAOR released.
« Reply #52 on: October 05, 2020, 11:20:33 AM »
This is a good 'fun' film as well.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r-QJYdIJM5E

Online tomrommel1

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Re: [COMMERCIAL] Empress Miniatures Cold War BAOR released.
« Reply #53 on: October 05, 2020, 12:58:21 PM »
Paul , are you thinking about doing Bundeswehr figures for the same timeframe? Would be nice.
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Offline Paul @ Empress Miniatures

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Re: [COMMERCIAL] Empress Miniatures Cold War BAOR released.
« Reply #54 on: October 05, 2020, 01:31:19 PM »
No but I think Underfire Miniatures may do them. They certainly do East German.

Offline Paul @ Empress Miniatures

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Re: [COMMERCIAL] Empress Miniatures Cold War BAOR released.
« Reply #55 on: October 05, 2020, 02:56:56 PM »
A preview of the civilian and military Landrovers for the range.


Offline Ewan

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Re: [COMMERCIAL] Empress Miniatures Cold War BAOR released.
« Reply #56 on: October 05, 2020, 03:22:37 PM »
Landrovers  :-*

Offline Ultravanillasmurf

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Re: [COMMERCIAL] Empress Miniatures Cold War BAOR released.
« Reply #57 on: October 05, 2020, 05:28:31 PM »
Paul , are you thinking about doing Bundeswehr figures for the same timeframe? Would be nice.
No but I think Underfire Miniatures may do them. They certainly do East German.
Yup.
http://ultravanillasmurf.blogspot.com/2018/11/under-fire-miniatures-cold-war.html

Offline Paul @ Empress Miniatures

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Re: [COMMERCIAL] Empress Miniatures Cold War BAOR CHIEFTAIN MBT released.
« Reply #58 on: November 17, 2020, 08:57:35 AM »
We have just released our Chieftain MBT.

Its  1/50 SCALE VEHICLE  - 28mm made in high quality resin and pewter parts.

Currently my favourite Empress Miniatures model and looks the part. My love is possibly tainted as its the only MBT I have driven. 😆
This fits into our BAOR Cold War range alongside our figures and existing vehicles.

More figures and vehicles soon.

https://youraccount.44.ekm.net/ekmps/shops/shop.asp...


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Re: [COMMERCIAL] Empress Miniatures Cold War BAOR CHIEFTAIN MBT released.
« Reply #59 on: November 17, 2020, 10:18:38 AM »
sexy beast.  :-*
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