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Author Topic: [COMMERCIAL] Empress Miniatures Cold War Range. Soviet paratroops released.  (Read 51622 times)

Offline Blackwolf

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Re: [COMMERCIAL] Empress Miniatures Cold War Range. SAS/SBS PREVIEW
« Reply #630 on: May 13, 2022, 10:15:32 AM »
Very odd. You can read plenty of accounts ,and they generally mention they carried M16 rifles,203 grenade launchers et cetera. It would suggest that on the other “places” they don’t read too deeply. One of my favourite SAS books is Eye of the Storm which goes into at some length. Can’t remember his name ,ended up as RSM.
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Re: [COMMERCIAL] Empress Miniatures Cold War Range. SAS/SBS PREVIEW
« Reply #631 on: May 13, 2022, 11:28:07 AM »
That's the good thing about SAS etc weapons and kit, whilst it's possible to prove they did use something, it's impossible to prove they didn't lol

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Re: [COMMERCIAL] Empress Miniatures Cold War Range. SAS/SBS PREVIEW
« Reply #632 on: May 13, 2022, 12:52:22 PM »
It gets much more exotic than that. In Norn Irn they were tooled up with HK-53s and G-3s, GPMGs in addition to M16s.

I dunno which numpties are labouring under the belief that the SAS used only British kit. Frankly I would expect the range to have M16s as the default option.

As it happens Britain was one of the earliest users of the M16, before the US Army. The initial buys were for Confrontation, where they saw widespread use with battalions in Borneo. In the ‘ seventies and ‘eighties they were a standard item with infantry battalions Close Observation Platoons when deployed to NI. Any number of photos showing them in use.
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Re: [COMMERCIAL] Empress Miniatures Cold War Range. SAS/SBS PREVIEW
« Reply #633 on: May 13, 2022, 04:29:26 PM »
Another LAW?  Very good then.  They'll need them against my Soviets'/Russians' BTRs and T55.... ;)
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Re: [COMMERCIAL] Empress Miniatures Cold War Range. SAS/SBS PREVIEW
« Reply #634 on: May 13, 2022, 05:59:32 PM »
Another LAW?  Very good then.  They'll need them against my Soviets'/Russians' BTRs and T55.... ;)

Some of those SAS are going to find their way into my “After the Bomb” project…driving around a post-apocalypse Yorkshire in landrovers

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Re: [COMMERCIAL] Empress Miniatures Cold War Range. SAS/SBS PREVIEW
« Reply #635 on: May 16, 2022, 08:28:09 AM »
And another.


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Re: [COMMERCIAL] Empress Miniatures Cold War Range. SAS/SBS PREVIEW
« Reply #636 on: May 16, 2022, 09:33:59 AM »
Some of those SAS are going to find their way into my “After the Bomb” project…driving around a post-apocalypse Yorkshire in landrovers

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Well as three lads from Sheffield said back in the ‘eighties: ‘Let’s all Make a Bomb’. Not quite sure it’s quite what they meant though.  :D

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Re: [COMMERCIAL] Empress Miniatures Cold War Range. SAS/SBS PREVIEW
« Reply #637 on: May 17, 2022, 01:15:49 PM »
Looks like another chap who means business there, Paul...

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Re: [COMMERCIAL] Empress Miniatures Cold War Range. SAS/SBS PREVIEW
« Reply #638 on: May 17, 2022, 02:10:31 PM »
New releases for our 28mm Cold War range.

This time something very different as we tackle some British special forces and they do not some more special than the SBS and SAS.

Modelled on pictures and illustrations of the Falklands War these chaps will be quite happy to fight in the Falklands or Northern Europe.
 
Pack SBS/SAS1

Figures come with attached heads.

One figure has a separate arm.

All Bergen - back packs are separate and need to be glued. 

Wearing cold wet weather kit, suitable for the Falklands War, these chaps will also work for northern Europe.

From left to right ;
M16A1
M16A1
CAR-15
MI6A1 - M2O3GL - LAWS.

Pack SBS/SAS2

Figures come with attached heads.

Two figures have separate arms.

All Bergen - back packs are separate and need to be glued. 

Wearing cold wet weather kit, suitable for the Falklands War, these chaps will also work for northern Europe.

From left to right ;

L1A1 SLR - LAWS.
M16A1
M16A1 M203GL LAWS.
M16A1 STARLIGHT NIGHT SCOPE.
In the shop here;

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Re: [COMMERCIAL] Empress Miniatures Cold War Range. SAS/SBS released.
« Reply #639 on: May 17, 2022, 04:42:23 PM »
Excellent! I’ll be having some of those.

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Re: [COMMERCIAL] Empress Miniatures Cold War Range. SAS/SBS released.
« Reply #640 on: May 17, 2022, 04:49:04 PM »
Once again, Empress drags my mind back to Twilight 2000!
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Re: [COMMERCIAL] Empress Miniatures Cold War Range. SAS/SBS released.
« Reply #641 on: May 17, 2022, 09:20:03 PM »
The SAS/SBS look very nice.
Are the backs of the figures sculpted or are the backpacks mandatory?

What it brought to mind was "Night of the Magpies" from Bruce Rea-Taylor's scenario book Battlezones (based on The Chieftains by Bob Forrest-West).

Once again, Empress drags my mind back to Twilight 2000!
Not sure my mind ever left there.

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Re: [COMMERCIAL] Empress Miniatures Cold War Range. SAS/SBS released.
« Reply #642 on: May 18, 2022, 03:01:36 PM »
Sculpted on or not, I will likely use the rucksacks.  They'll add the right look for what I may use them for.... :D

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Re: [COMMERCIAL] Empress Miniatures Cold War Range. SAS/SBS released.
« Reply #643 on: May 19, 2022, 07:44:39 AM »
The Bergen's are a separate item so can be left off although there are a few extra straps to hide but nothing major. 

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Re: [COMMERCIAL] Empress Miniatures Cold War Range. SAS/SBS released.
« Reply #644 on: May 19, 2022, 10:33:29 AM »
I forgot to mention that there will be another pack in the not too distant future and also a lot more Soviet VDV even sooner  ;)

 

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