Inspired by the recent Wargames Illustrated article on the SAS planning for an attack on the Argentine mainland in 1982 (September issue), I decided to order some 20mm SAS troopers from CP Models. While browsing their web site, I came across their 15mm moderns range and their Bravo Two Zero range of SAS for the 1991 Gulf War. I bought a couple of packs, giving me four four-man fire teams, each comprising 2 SAW gunners and 2 with SA-80s and UGLs, plus one of the SA-80 armed figures is operating a LAW as well.
I have painted them in desert camo gear, with a light brown base coat, dark tone ink washed. Bergens are olive drab dry brushed with a lighter shade of the same colour. Uniforms are highlighted in Iraqi Sand. Boots are English Uniform. A couple of the sand masks and grenades are painted NATO green.
The photos below show the figures searching a desert village (buildings from The Baggage Train).
The photo below shows the 8 figure content of one of the packs, each pack containing 4 SAW gunners and 4 SA-80 riflemen with UGLs.
All in all I quite like these figures. I think with the right paint job they could pass muster as cold weather troopers as well. In the meanwhile, these will do nicely alongside my Peterpig, Battlefront and QRF figures. Next show I attend I'm going to pick up some Old Glory Taliban. Painting these made a nice interlude in the flow of NATO green onto my 6mm forces and the painting of Timecast buildings (which I'm still working on Richard!).
Thanks for looking!