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Online anton ryzbak

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Wargames Atlantic 28mm 1940 BEF/Home Guard
« on: June 01, 2024, 11:23:33 PM »


A top-notch set from Wargames Atlantic, well-sculpted and crisply detailed, full photo review here https://antonswargame.blogspot.com/2024/06/28mm-wargames-atlantic-british.html


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Re: Wargames Atlantic 28mm 1940 BEF/Home Guard
« Reply #1 on: June 02, 2024, 09:25:28 AM »
Thanks, Anton. That's a very helpful repository of info about plastic kits that you've built up on your blog!
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Re: Wargames Atlantic 28mm 1940 BEF/Home Guard
« Reply #2 on: June 02, 2024, 08:47:13 PM »
These do like nice thanks Anton.
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Re: Wargames Atlantic 28mm 1940 BEF/Home Guard
« Reply #3 on: June 03, 2024, 12:11:38 PM »

 I dig that they give you a Thompson with a drum magazine you don't usually get that option.

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Re: Wargames Atlantic 28mm 1940 BEF/Home Guard
« Reply #4 on: June 03, 2024, 01:33:41 PM »
Just a shame they didn't include any P14 rifles. Been great for a Dad's Army Platoon.
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Online anton ryzbak

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Re: Wargames Atlantic 28mm 1940 BEF/Home Guard
« Reply #5 on: June 05, 2024, 03:31:20 PM »
Steve F,   Thanks, I worked out a deal with Michigan Toy Soldier a few years back to get copies of most of the new 28mm plastics as they arrive for photos and a review. I get to keep one once in a while in returns for writing reviews for their website. I then post them to my blog just to keep them as a ready reference for others.

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Re: Wargames Atlantic 28mm 1940 BEF/Home Guard
« Reply #6 on: June 06, 2024, 12:08:47 PM »

 How do they compare in size to bolt action plastics? Are they in any way compatible?

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Re: Wargames Atlantic 28mm 1940 BEF/Home Guard
« Reply #7 on: June 06, 2024, 09:56:17 PM »
Just a shame they didn't include any P14 rifles. Been great for a Dad's Army Platoon.
 :-[

Ah, but they do!  They are circled in red in the pic below. 



You'll note that they also include the necessary caps, a Lewis Gun, and a BAR for Dad's Army/Home Guard...
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Offline Harry Faversham

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Re: Wargames Atlantic 28mm 1940 BEF/Home Guard
« Reply #8 on: June 07, 2024, 05:54:04 AM »
Thanks Jim, lovely rifle the P14, even though it's got a bolt as big as a telegraph pole!


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Re: Wargames Atlantic 28mm 1940 BEF/Home Guard
« Reply #9 on: June 07, 2024, 02:36:57 PM »
Thanks Jim, lovely rifle the P14, even though it's got a bolt as big as a telegraph pole!

 :)

Glad to help.

And I have an M1917 (based on the P14).  It is indeed an, um, substantial rifle....when you run out of ammo, you can beat the snot out of the enemy with it...

Offline Harry Faversham

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Re: Wargames Atlantic 28mm 1940 BEF/Home Guard
« Reply #10 on: June 07, 2024, 02:43:15 PM »
Yep, mine was made by Winchester. Even the tiny parts had a W stamped on 'em. Just got all nostalgic looking at the old fotos, of when we were proper shootists.
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Online anton ryzbak

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Re: Wargames Atlantic 28mm 1940 BEF/Home Guard
« Reply #11 on: June 10, 2024, 08:55:20 PM »
Harry Faversham & CapnJim, The P-17 and its British predecessor are both brutally overbuilt, which is odd as the original design called for a necked down .303 round firing a .276 bullet. I have seen a P-17 action firing .457 Rigby (African Big-Game rated round!) I declined an offer to shoot it as I am no fan of blunt force trauma.

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Re: Wargames Atlantic 28mm 1940 BEF/Home Guard
« Reply #12 on: June 20, 2024, 03:08:45 PM »
Harry Faversham & CapnJim, The P-17 and its British predecessor are both brutally overbuilt, which is odd as the original design called for a necked down .303 round firing a .276 bullet. I have seen a P-17 action firing .457 Rigby (African Big-Game rated round!) I declined an offer to shoot it as I am no fan of blunt force trauma.

Yeah.  Me brother has a Marlin 1895 guide gun in .45-70 Government.  One or 2 rounds with that bugger, and it's time for the next gun...

As far as the Op goes, I should get my box of them this coming Saturday.  While some will likely see service as British infantry, some of the weapons (i.e., the M1917/P14, the Tommy Gun, and maybe even the Lewis Gun) could get kitbashed with WA's Partisans for my prohibition era games...

 

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