So, the "Winter of 79" forces are starting to take shape.
First up, Government/Loyalist/Royalist/Tory characters.
A pair of Commissaries to administer the West Cheshire and Deeside administrative districts. These are dictator figures from RH Models. The Deeside Commissary is obviously an RAF type from RAF Sealand, just across the River Dee from Deeside in England. The West Cheshire Commissary will have set up base at the Castle in Chester.
Next up, a pair of dirty tricks Special Branch operatives - if you want someone to disappear, these are the guys to call in. These are from Elhiem.
The happier face of Special Branch, a likely pair of lads from Platoon 20 who closely resemble Bodie and Doyle - if you are old enough to remember the Professionals.
Bobbies in body armour with SLRs on patrol (from Elhiem). These guys would accompany army patrols to provide liaison between military and civil powers. I am always uncomfortable when I see British police openly carrying firearms - trips through U.K. airports always freak me out!
A pair of militia leaders from Platoon 20, the black guy in the sharp suit has raised a loyalist militia in an urban environment - well he doesn't want to crease the suit. The guy with the "mutton chops" bears a passing resemblance to a country pub landlord or local squire, who's raised a rural militia force from the local rustics.
For the Insurgents/Terrorists/Revolutionaries/Separatists/Socialists, depending on your point of view.
"Professional" terrorists armed with Uzis from the IRA or Bader Meinhoff gang assisting the cause in Britain - these are plain clothes Garda from Elhiem.
A couple of local militia cell leaders with handguns, from Platoon 20.
Another pair from Platoon 20, a skinhead armed with an Uzi and lady in trouser suit with handgun from her hand bag.
A pair of Platoon 20 emancipated females in paramilitary gear with M60s (I think).
Another pair, the one on the right is huge, so would have to be known as "Big Bertha" by her Government opposition.
Then the revolution's financiers, a pair of Platoon 20 gangsters in stocking masks, armed with a sawn off shotgun and handgun.
Another pair armed with handgun and some kind of small stubby SMG that I can't make out.
So, these guys and girls will add some characters/leader types to the upcoming "Winter of 79" campaign. Next up will be a local militia force for Wo79, and the Argentine heavy weapons teams for the Falklands, both of which are finished but need photographing. On the paining table are a platoon of Elhiem Cold War British infantry in patrol poses, some odds and ends and then I'll either do some more militia forces or some modern Russians - depends on how the fancy takes me or what we arrange for games at the Defenders club. I've also got some of the Works bargains that need painting up.
As ever, thanks for looking.