BEF/Home Guard Updates!
We've already hit 39% of our goal with the first Vox Populi finalist: British Expeditionary Force (1939-40) (also suitable for Home Guard)!
Based on your feedback we've made some changes and additions to the set and Rob Macfarlane has just delivered the revised parts. Here's what we have done with arms, bodies, and equipment (heads are finalized):
The main changes made were:
- Webbing was recreated to be a more realistic shape
- Prone position was swapped to straight-legged stance
- SMLE muzzle area was matched to WW1 British and excess bayonets removed
- Bayonet in scabbard was changed and added to some bodies where appropriate to cut down on extra assembly
- 2" Mortar with suitable arms was added
- 37 Pattern entrenching tool added
- Rolled rain cape and cup added
- Webley was redesigned
- Water bottle and holster were reduced in size
- Large pack was removed
- Bodies were matched in proportion/height to WW1 British bodies
This should make for a more accurate set and allow for greater utility as both BEF, Home Guard, and for Very British Civil War and Pulp wargamers.
We also received the (mostly) final version of the box illustration from Peter Dennis!
Peter's illustration shows a senior Home Guard chap on the left letting loose with his American-supplied BAR while the BEF-equipped soldier on the right presumes to give him direction! The mix of hats and helmets in the set will allow you to make all the figures as a variety of types of troops for the period.
We only need about 122 more boxes to hit the goal and send this one to tooling - so if you're ready to get yourself a quite good deal ($29.95/£21 a box instead of $34.95/£25 and with even bigger deals for multi-box buys down to less than $25/box!) then sign up for yours here!