Just noticed that the Release Schedule is listing these un-previewed items:
- WW1 French Hotchkiss Team - Sculpting
- WW1 German Maxim Team - Sculpting
- British Infantry (1916-1918) - Final Part Check
Sound slike great stuff!
As an aside:
From what I've seen at a glance, Wargames Atlantic's WWII Italians are a pretty close match for WWI Italian uniforms, except for the helmets... fortunately, it seems that the Italians bought helmets from theFrench in WWI - the same helmets, it seems, that arein WA's WWI French set... so, kitbashing the French helmets with Italian infanty looks like it'll be a prety good match for WWI Italians! (The sub-machine guns and LMGs are going to be anachronistic, but the uniforms, soft caps, rifles, and the heavier machine gun looks like it could also be correct for the period!)
And, WA's WWII italians kitbashed with WA's WWI Germans also seem to be a pretty close match for WWI Austro-Hungarians: the WWI German uniforms seem close enough to Austrian uniforms, while some of the WWII Italian helmets and caps are very close to Austrian headgear; the Italian rifles at that scale ought to be just about close enough to Austrian Steyr-Mannlicher rifles to pass, the heavier machine-gun ought to work for the Austrians' Skoda M-1909 with a little modification, and the Germans' C-96 pistols ought to correct for the Austrians as well.
So, for WA's Great War catalogue so far, looks like we've got:
- British (in pre-production)
- Italians (via kitbashing)
- Austro-Hungarians (via kitbashing)
- A few larger machine-guns (French, German, and Italian)
Not bad - Wargames Atlantic's catalogue looks like it's going to be great for WWI gamers, and for those of us (like me) looking for some stuff for e,g, 1920s-1930s era pulp adventure and horror RPG scenarioss, and for skirmish gaming in roughly that era.
Seems like some of the other major WWI factions might include the Yanks, Ottomans, and Russians, and I'm sure that wargamers and skirmish gamers alike would want to see a better selection of WWI era artillery and machine guns, tanks, vehicles, and cavalry (I've been surprised that more ~1/48 scale WWI tanks etc. aren't available!), but for now, it looks like a great selection of stuff is hitting the market for a fascinating period of world historical gaming.
Can't wait to see what else is in the pipelines!