Thursday, 10 September 2020

Britains Enemy

I am indebted to Mark from the Man of Tin blog for the photo below:
 It shows the Enemy figures produced by Britains. I like the grey battle dress, black  webbing and black helmets. Some of the figures below will be getting such a makeover . I am looking forward to seeing what they look like. To me the grey uniform has a East German feel to it or perhaps Soviet. Or a nod to WW2 that wasn’t that long ago when the figures came out.

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  1. I always liked the old Herald British infantry, but always wished they made WW2 figures with a proper enemy. I always used the Airfix Russians against my chaps.

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  2. When I was very young I was given a fort and some soldiers (like many of us I suspect), half of the soldiers were wearing redcoats and bearskins and the rest were the Herald khaki infantry.
    I was told that the redcoats were the British and the khaki soldiers were the Germans. Even at that early age I preferred the look of the khaki soldiers and played with a bias towards them.
    Having said all that those grey soldiers look great, thanks for this post, I love the nostalgia.
    Regards'
    Paul.

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  3. The grey enemy should look fine. If any such Herald khaki infantry argued worry about being seen as turncoats, just tell them it's alll a training exercise uniform, Aggressor vs USA style
    https://manoftinblog.wordpress.com/2020/06/28/verda-versus-griza-fms-20mm-pound-store-plastic-warriors-skirmish-now-with-added-esperanto/

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    1. They took to their new role with relish this morning.

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  4. I have uploaded photos of the 1959 page of the Great Book of Britains to my blog, VaubantoMaginot.blogspot. Not an easy operation.

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    1. I have abandoned the new blogger format as I can’t make any sense of how to post using it. I am sure it wasn’t an easy operation for you.

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