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Sunday, 12 October 2014

British 16th Air Assault Brigade in 20mm

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.

10 comments:

  1. Hi Andy,
    They look great, I have got a load of those to paint up. I have 2 Land Rover WMIK's and 2 Jackal 1 DPV's waiting. I really like FoF and have some Bush War stuff to do aswell.
    Cheers
    Richard P

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  2. Forgot to ask are you bringing these to Dungworth next year?

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  3. Cheers Richard. I'm thinking Warriors and WMIKs for support sections, plus I have a diecast Challenger marked up for K-FOR in Kosovo. I hadn't really though about Dungworth, I can certainly bring them along, but I've already told Richard C I'm going to use the Andrevian Turks as I didn't get to use them this year. They could be an intervention force to support British trade agreements with the local Andrevian Turk Govt I suppose. Be nice to see them on the table.
    Cheers, Andy

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  4. Hi Andy,
    How many Warriors do you need I have 6 and I don't need them all. They were the ones you got on the front of the magazine a few months ago. I got a few as I think they were only £1.99 each. I can send you a couple with the Timecast stuff if you want. I can't see me ever using 6.
    Cheers
    Richard P

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  5. Might have a spare drone as well, keep you posted.
    Cheers Richard P

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  6. Hi Richard,
    thanks for that, grateful for anything you don't need -if you can spare a couple of Warriors that would be great - we're still working our way up to including vehicles, it's been a platoon of Ian's Soviet regulars taking on my irregular insurgents so far. Great fun though!
    All the best, Andy

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  7. No problem, I will get them boxed up asap with the Timecast stuff. Bought a job lot of British (over 100 figures!!) and still sorting through them for what I need. Let you know tomorrow what I've got.
    Cheers
    Richard P

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  8. Will we see these in Ukrovia soon?

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  9. Hope so - got to give Ian's Soviets a run for their money.

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  10. Hi Andy,
    Found a spare Desert Hawk drone with the two operator figures and the two Warriors. Will get them packed up with some Timecast stuff and get them sent off.
    Cheers
    Richard P

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