Saturday, 6 August 2011

British Tommies on bikes

This section is a mixture of Foundry and Warlord Bolt Action miniatures.  As well as being perfect for most things WWII they are particularly suited to 1938 VCBW as troops turn to bicycles to get around as fuel supplies dry up.  Mind you, we mustn't forget that after Dunkirk we had whole battalions on bicycles and towards the end of WWII the Germans stole virtually every bike in Holland (and that's a lot of bikes) in order to maintain some degree of battlefield mobility.

Home Guard Heroes

I think these miniatures are from the Wargames Foundry and aside from being a little pricey are really lovely miniatures that really capture the spirit of the characters from the TV series.  Please let me know what you think.

They don't like it up 'em!  LCpl Jones about to stick it to a fuzzy wuzzy:

Sgt Wilson as ever appealling for everybody to see reason:

Captain (self appointed) Mainwaring a brilliantly cast and played part that really winds up every proffessional officer as he typifies everything bad about the ameteur officer!

Private Pike - who gave him an SMG?  I mean really!

Pte Godfrey - a contientious objecter and yet recipient of the Military Medal.  The episode where the rest of the platoon learn that he is a hero is a lesson to us all about prejudice.

I personally think that these are some of the best sculpted miniatures on the market and so worth the extra few quid that they cost in comparison to mainstream sculpts.  I certainly got my money's worth painting them!  Oh and re-watching most of the series for inspiration!

50th (Northumbrian) Infantry Division using BEF Miniatures

BEF Miniatures is a great supplier as I think that anybody who has seen his products will agree.  I've just finally managed to get my hands on some 50th (Northumbrian) Infantry Division decals similar to those included in the Warlord Games late war plastic British Infantry set.  I would have liked to have got a set or two of the Warlord ones but several emails asking if they would sell them individually went unanswered and I ended up ordering them in from the US!

Anyway, here's a few shots of the first couple of sections.