New Set Announcement: British Infantry (1916-1918)

New Set Announcement: British Infantry (1916-1918)

We can present the first batch of sculpts for the next set in our Great War range: British Infantry (1916-1918)! 

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This is where we are in the sculpting process. We have some more arms and another body pose to do.

These could also be useful for the pre-war period, the interwar period (VBCW anyone?), and with a bit of squinting even into WW2! (Although probably better left to our World Ablaze range!)

Let us know what you think of them below and we will continue to move them along! Which WW1 set should we tackle next? Post your thoughts and maybe we can have a poll on it.

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Y. Whateley - August 20, 2021

Justin Lakin – August 17, 2021: “To those complaining about webbing and jacket cut for Sikhs, Commonwealth troops on the Western Front were generally issued British uniforms as it was easier to access the already available British stores rather than trying to ship new equipment from overseas. ANZAC troops in the West after 1916 also regularly used British equipment, including British caps such as the trench cap or general service.”

That sounds like a good case to me for keeping the Sikh heads (which, by the way, are great!) I also just remembered that the upcoming “Space British” set includes pith helmet, and I see no reason not to source those for quick-and-easy kitbashing, for those who want it – come to think of it, the Space British set already looked like it was aimed toward VSF, anyway, for those wanting pith helmets for VSF purposes! So, I’ve rather changed my mind about swapping the Sikhs for pith helmets – I think the Sikh turbans are fine as-is, now that I’ve slept on it!

I don’t mind all the Lewis guns, for some reason – maybe “too many”, but they’re cool. I kinda like the idea of the Broderick caps too, even if they aren’t strictly historically accurate, though the ones in the sample image seem to me to be missing something, including the badge(?) on the front… maybe that’s a work-in-progress thing?

I do like the idea of slouch hats and tamoshanters, both seem like they’d be very useful for covering a lot of ground for those who are requesting Scots and ANZACs.

Anyway, looks like it’s going to be a great set to me!

Steve Tindle - August 20, 2021

In general look very promising. The two points that to me look very wrong are firstly the heads with the cor blimey hats tied up, from that front view they look more like deer stalkers, maybe when see from the side they will look better. Seconly, the heads directly above the three bodies on the left look totally wrong. I’m guessing they are meant to be brodrick caps. If so they are very wrong in appearance an possibly an unnecessary luxury as only th Royal Marines were still wearing the brodrick an even they only wore it early in the war. The brodericks should be replaced with heads wearing tam o’shanters or glengarries to cover the many Scottish, Canadian scottish and South African scottish battalions that fought in WW I .

Craig Stewart - August 20, 2021

A set of WW1 highlanders would cover the Brits and Canadians.

I would also suggest that while the WW1 Brits looks like quite a busy set, if there was a sprue of ANZAC slouch hats you’d sell another 1000.

Al - August 20, 2021

Awesome set really looking forward to this one, lots of VBCW options. Agree regarding comments about heads, commonwealth troops set in addition would be good at later point. Irish war of independence options, someone said wire cutters and shotguns. I could see a whole other 5 body types maybe another set for trench raiders, been in a trench for a while, those leather jerkins etc . Think can get officers from other sources. Hope there’s a cavalry set on the way with gasmasks for horses? Keep up the great work!

Magnus Guild - August 20, 2021

Yes to the Sikh heads,but how about some for the Punjabi Musulmans, Pathans, and Beluchi regiments(slightly different turban with a pointy bit on top[note:laymans’ terminology] or Dogras or Jats(turban as Sikh) with slighly different hair: moustaches rather tha ‘full set’?
Magnus Guild

Magnus Guild - August 20, 2021

Yes to the Sikh heads,but how about some for the Punjabi Musulmans, Pathans, and Beluchi regiments(slightly different turban with a pointy bit on top[note:laymans’ terminology] or Dogras or Jats(turban as Sikh) with slighly different hair: moustaches rather tha ‘full set’?
Magnus Guild

Magnus Guild - August 20, 2021

Yes to the Sikh heads,but how about some for the Punjabi Musulmans, Pathans, and Beluchi regiments(slightly different turban with a pointy bit on top[note:laymans’ terminology] or Dogras or Jats(turban as Sikh) with slighly different hair: moustaches rather tha ‘full set’?
Magnus Guild

Magnus Guild - August 20, 2021

Yes to the Sikh heads,but how about some for the Punjabi Musulmans, Pathans, and Beluchi regiments(slightly different turban with a pointy bit on top[note:laymans’ terminology] or Dogras or Jats(turban as Sikh) with slighly different hair: moustaches rather tha ‘full set’?
Magnus Guild

Alex Perez - August 20, 2021

These look awesome! Another much needed set! I would love US infantry from World War One. Keep up the good work!

Shaun Brian Daly - August 20, 2021

There was that much variety in British troops you could probably do a box set of different British heads alone.

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