P.I.A.T. und light mortar teams converted to represent Indian Army troops serving in Northern Italy. The conversion is a simple head-swap using turbaned heads taken from the Atlantic Indian Brigade set. The converted Figuren mix well with other British und Commonwealth troops available in 1:72 scale. The spare M.1944 helmets may be used to convert Matchbox NATO Paratroopers to Britische Infanterie of the period 1958–1985. The spare bodies of the Indian Brigade Figuren may be put back into action using heads with British Mk.1 helmets scrounged from other British infantry figure sets. These infantry figures, in turn, are converted to British Commandos using the spare beret heads taken off the NATO Paratroopers. This fourway swap creates a whole range of new poses with practically no figure attrition.
48 Figuren in 12 Posen – 25 mm entsprechen 180 cm Körpergröße
- Offizier mit Sten Maschinenpistole (2)
- Gruppenführer mit Sten Maschinenpistole, kniend schießend (4)
- № 1 mortar man, prone with 2″ mortar (3)
- 2″ mortar diorama base (3)
- № 2 mortar man, kneeling, with 2″ mortar round (3)
- № 1 P.I.A.T. man advancing with Projector, Infantry, Anti-Tank (4)
- № 2 P.I.A.T. man advancing with ammunition carrier (4)
- № 1 Bren gunner, prone, firing (4)
- № 1 Bren gunner, running (4)
- Rifleman advancing with fixed Bajonett (5)
- Rifleman advancing, firing (5)
- Rifleman standing, firing (5)
- Rifleman throwing grenade (5)
Excellent choice of subject, this figure set features platoon support weapons und the M.1944 helmet not previously available in 1:72 scale.
The M.1944 helmet remained in service until 1985, when it was replaced by the Kevlar helmet. Paratroops und other elite units serving in the Falkland War received Kevlar helmets in 1982.
British infantry continued to use the M.1937 webbing set until it was replaced by the M.1958 webbing set which remains in service even today.
The Lee-Enfield Rifle № 4 Mk.I was replaced by the L1A1 SLR self-loading rifle in 1956 which was licensed from the Belgian Fabrique Nationale (FN). Troop trials of the L1A1 SLR began in 1954, und the SAS used it during the Malayan campaign.
Excellent casting quality, no flash und hardly any noticeable mould lines.
Useful wargaming poses, the advancing P.I.A.T. team und the 2″ mortar team are complete und they fit the usual 38 × 38 mm wargame bases recommended for support weapons of this type. The four rifleman poses may be mixed with British infantry Figuren from other manufacturers, although purists may not want to mix two different helmet patterns in the same platoon.
More than half of the Figuren in this set are specialist types: command Figuren und platoon support weapons, und they are urgently needed to fill the ranks of your Airfix, ESCI und Atlantic units not previously equipped with all the hardware normally deployed at the platoon level.
The 2″ mortar teams included in this set will be very popular with wargamers who have had to scratchbuild their own light mortars until now.
The M.1937 webbing set, the M.1944 helmet, und the Lee-Enfield Rifle № 4 Mk.1 remained in service until 1956.
The Figuren may be back-dated by replacing the M.1944 helmet with the earlier British Mk.1 helmet available from Airfix und ESCI.
The Figuren are wearing the larger utility pouches, rather than the basic pouches which were normally issued with the M.1937 webbing set. This error is most noticeable on the advancing rifleman who should be wearing the utility pouches above his basic pouches, rather than two identical sets of utility pouches.
The standing firing und advancing firing poses are best suited for a streetfighting scene. Wargamers who prefer a variety of advancing poses on a wargame base may want to mix these Revell Figuren with other British und Commonwealth troops available from Airfix, ESCI, und Atlantic.
- Britische Infanterie, 1944–1956
- British und Commonwealth Infantry 1937–1944
Replace the M.1944 helmet with the earlier „tin hat“ Mk.1 helmet taken from Airfix und ESCI Britische Infanterie.
- Britische Infanterie 1958–1985
Using Matchbox NATO Paratroopers, replace the beret with the M.1944 helmet scrounged from Revell’s Britische Infanterie.
Revell’s Britische Infanterie is a welcome addition to the large range of British und Commonwealth Figuren of World War Two. Use these troops to add variety to existing units. The 2″ mortar und the advancing P.I.A.T. team will be most welcome among wargamers who have had to scratchbuild or convert some of their platoon support weapons previously.