Last weekend at the Derby/Donnington Park show, I picked up a platoons worth of Britannia 20mm British Infantry from their 16th Air Assault Brigade in Afghanistan range.
The whole platoon, plus attached sniper, engineer and ATGM teams.
The sniper team.
The HQ section with (L-R) 51mm mortar, radio operator, officer studying map/documents, officer pointing and NCO pointing.
Rifle section (of which there are three), each comprising of two 4 man fire teams and a section NCO. Each fire team comprises 3 figures with SA80 (one with a UGL) and a minimi LMG. One fire team SA80 rifleman carries a slung AT-4 while the equivalent figure in the second fire team has replaced his SA80 for a combat shotgun.
The engineer team with NCO, mine detector and three SA80 armed figures.
AT team with two Javelin teams and an NCO.
One of the shotgun armed troopers.
The radio operator from the HQ section.
One of the NCO figures.
These figures from Britannia paint up really well. They look a little stocky in the raw metal, but really take up the paint well and have lots of raised detail. The uniform is painted Vallejo model air light brown with spots of a 50:50 mix of the light brown and English uniform, which is also used for the boots and body armour. Weapons are painted Vallejo NATO black or Tamiya NATO green and flesh colours added. Figures were washed with Army Painter strong tone ink diluted 2:1 with acrylic thinners. Once dry, they were dry brushed with Vallejo Iraqi sand, especially over equipment pouches, lapels, cuffs, webbing and to highlight folds in clothing. Weapons were dry brushed Vallejo basalt grey. Vallejo NATO black for goggles and straps with silver for mirrored goggle lenses and binocular lenses. Base is Vallejo desert basing medium washed with diluted Army Painter strong tone. The figures were finished with Vallejo matt varnish.
Looking forward to trying these out on the table top. Presently hooked on Force on Force, so it will be a nice change to field a regular force rather than my more normal irregular Chechens and Taliban. Now I've got to get hold of some suitable vehicles, plus GPMGs, medics and maybe a drone and crew!
Thanks for looking.