"Space Brits" Work in Progress

"Space Brits" Work in Progress

After the Cannon Fodder release this summer, our next faction for Death Fields are the "Space Brits" (name to be determined). Here's a shot of some of the parts we're working on.

There will be four bodies on the sprue with enough standard rifles and heads (with and without gasmasks) for all of them. 

We're not sure if we'll do shoulder pads, back packs, maybe epaulettes? Let us know your advice below!

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chris - July 21, 2021

definitely agree with some shoulder pads, a bren and, packs and maybe a “melta” equivalent. otherwise awesome work.

Mike - July 13, 2021

The bodies and heads are good but the weapons are just chunkier rifles which makes them less usable as Imperial Guard. Maybe some slight tweaks like the Les Grognards weapons to make them slightly sci-fi?

I’ll admit I’m loving the inclusion of shotguns (and the model for them).

Backpacks would be appreciated as would something that looks not entirely unlike a plasma gun.

Gordon Nichols - July 12, 2021

I like the look of these guys, and how cool they would be as alt Astra Militarum, especially with the pricing point of buying a platoon for half the price of a Gdub squad. I will also join the chorus for wishing a Bren gun and a PIAT to be added, along with a Vickers and a three inch mortar to create a Support Section.

I would also suggest making cavalry with horses fitted with gasmasks as a follow up set.

Don - July 9, 2021

awesome idea no kneeling ones i love grongards have purchased 10 boxes would buy alot of brits make like grongards wonderful work can,t wait

Ernesto Rodriguez - July 7, 2021

Make space amazons

bombkangaroo - July 5, 2021

@Shaun Gooch
I’m uncertain exactly how much of what Dan suggested he expects to be able to pack onto a sprue, but a little bit of what he mentions would make a lot of sense in the DF range. I think the Grognards, Raumjager and Einherjar all have some variety of “plasma gun”. The Einherjar have much more modern axes than would have been available to the Vikings they once were. The Grognards combination of gas masks with bearskins is also ahistorical.

Currently there’s absolutely nothing in the picture above that suggests it’s anything other than a historical kit, while the other DF kits do diverge from their historical counterparts in some ways, like the body armour they wear for example. If I were to make a suggestion myself, I’d be interested to go with the trench warfare theme; maybe adding shoulder pads (possibly knee pads too, not much armour, just to set them apart from the rest of the DF range) a [sci-fi] Trench Club and some kind of [sci-fi] tower shield for CQB in the tight confines of a trench or bunker.

Zachary - June 28, 2021

SAS still works for the deathfields space brits. Either Special Aerospace Service or Space Arena Service are what I came up with. Ik they’re WW1 / Interwar so it’ll be a long shot that’ll be their name.

Peter Eells - June 28, 2021

I am certainly interested in the Space Brits concept and I can’t wait to get some and play around with the various options of Heads and weapons.

John - June 28, 2021

The kneeling pose doesn’t work – I tried it and it’s totally unnatural, not a stable position at all for firing. Could you make the ‘bazooka’ look more like a PIAT?

Shaun Gooch - June 28, 2021

@Dan Fisher.

You are missing one very big factor here.

These are designed to fit within WAs Deathfields. These miniatures are designed around the aesthetic for that game, which currently has a ultra minimalist approach to look of the weapons etc.

These look to fit in very well with that.

Your idea of Sci-fi is very different to theirs or my take on it.

I personally love the odd emphasis and minimalist approach to the Deathfields kits. The WWI take , and the yester year Bearskins are a very welcome inclusion. There currently exists tons of Sci-fi miniatures with ultra futuristic weapons etc. In my humble opinion, WA are producing some very unique and alternative kits to the mainstream of thought on the subject.

Long may it continue.

That’s why I will be buying these kits and not your vision.

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