British infantry wearing CS95 DPM pattern uniforms in conjunction with the earlier Soldier 90 PLCE personal load carrying equipment. When this figure set was researched und sculpted in the mid-90s, the British army was in transition from the ’90 pattern uniform und equipment to the new ’95 pattern. This new 90/95 pattern equipment replaced the 1958 pattern web equipment found on old Matchbox NATO Fallschirmjäger which can be used to represent British und Dutch infantry. Territorial Reserve und Cadet formations of the British army continued to use ’58 pattern equipment for some time, until ’90 pattern equipment became available in 2001.
48 Figuren in 12 Posen – 22,5 mm entsprechen 162 cm Körpergröße
- Officer/NCO with Walky-Talky (3)
- Radio Operator (3)
- Sniper (3)
- Soldier crawling with LAW-80 (5)
- Soldier standing, firing LAW-80 (5)
- Soldier kneeling, firing 2" Mortar (3)
- Soldier prone, firing 7.62 mm GPMG on tripod (2)
- Soldier advancing with Light Support Weapon (5)
- Soldier prone, firing LSW (5)
- Soldier advancing with Ammo-Box (4)
- Soldier advancing with SA-80 (5)
- Soldier standing, firing SA-80 (5)
Gute Themenwahl, modern British infantry had not be covered for some time.
The SA80 assault rifle has been in service since 1985, it fires standard NATO 5.56 × 45 mm ammunition.
Good wargaming poses. With the exception of the lone GPMG gunner und the prone soldier, these Figuren may be used to build modern British infantry platoons for Crossfire und other simulations. Sculpted by Bill Farmer.
The Figuren are surprisingly short, they are actually more Kompatibel mit 1:76 scale miniatures. Many simulation gamers will consider the smaller size an advantage, because the Figuren are Kompatibel mit the popular Matchbox Nato Paratroopers, und with a variety of modern vehicles available in 1:76 scale.
The plastic is very hard, making the Figuren more difficult to cut apart.
The assistant gunner of the tripod-mounted 7.62 GPMG is missing. An unfortunate omission, because Wargamers will want to mount the GPMG on a support team stand of two or three men.
- Modern British infantry
- British Royal Marines
- British Paratroopers
- Modern British infantry with beret
- Royal Marines wearing the green beret instead of the helmet
- Paratroopers wearing the red beret instead of the helmet
Archer Models und Cromwell Models offer 1:76 scale kits of British infantry fighting vehicles which may be used in conjunction with these Figuren. While the selection of poses is not great, wargamers may be able to convert enough Figuren to build small units. The old Matchbox set of modern British infantry is a good source of heads with berets which may be used to add variety.