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bannockburn bhoy
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new figures

Post by bannockburn bhoy » 09 Jun 2019, 16:13

Italeri have just released a box of 1/72 Free French www.italeri.com/prodotto/2818 includes stretcher bearers and some AT figs.

Richard B.
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Re: new figures

Post by Richard B. » 09 Jun 2019, 16:54

looks like the old Esci set rereleased :)
"“Sir with the compliments of my officer, your shooting was excellent – you killed four of our men”!
Un-named Traillieur to an artillery officer at R`Fakah, Morocco, Feb. 29th, 1908

bannockburn bhoy
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Re: new figures

Post by bannockburn bhoy » 09 Jun 2019, 19:40

I bow to your superior knowledge Richard ,they were new to me :oops:

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Re: new figures

Post by Richard B. » 09 Jun 2019, 21:16

bannockburn bhoy wrote:
09 Jun 2019, 19:40
I bow to your superior knowledge Richard ,they were new to me :oops:
heres the original set on PSR
http://www.plasticsoldierreview.com/Review.aspx?id=89
"“Sir with the compliments of my officer, your shooting was excellent – you killed four of our men”!
Un-named Traillieur to an artillery officer at R`Fakah, Morocco, Feb. 29th, 1908

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Re: new figures

Post by bannockburn bhoy » 10 Jun 2019, 13:22

The PSR covering the original box you posted Richard states French forces participating in the Normandy landings retained the Adrian Helmet and other distinctive pieces of French kit ,is this true ,never seen any of that, cheers John

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Re: new figures

Post by Richard B. » 10 Jun 2019, 14:00

bannockburn bhoy wrote:
10 Jun 2019, 13:22
The PSR covering the original box you posted Richard states French forces participating in the Normandy landings retained the Adrian Helmet and other distinctive pieces of French kit ,is this true ,never seen any of that, cheers John
Maybe the French commandos wore bits of French kit espirt d`corps and all that :)
But most French units had been totally re-equipped by the Yanks by Normandy, the odd Bachi sailor hat, calot side cap or kepi (obviously not in direct combat where you wear you steel pot :D ) certainly troops coming from Britain wouldn`t have access to stocks of Mas36 or FM29 ammo, they may have had African supplies in the South of France for Dragoon?? certainly I`ve seen images of Goumier and Colonial blanc units in Italy wearing Adrian helmet, I see no reason why they would throw perfectly good kit away?
"“Sir with the compliments of my officer, your shooting was excellent – you killed four of our men”!
Un-named Traillieur to an artillery officer at R`Fakah, Morocco, Feb. 29th, 1908

CarlL
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Re: new figures

Post by CarlL » 10 Jun 2019, 17:44

Re: Italeri Set 6189 WWII Free French Infantry

Plastic Soldier review website says: "This set is a reissue of Esci set 200 in an Italeri box. See the review of Esci French Soldiers for details."

see http://www.plasticsoldierreview.com/Review.aspx?id=89 and
http://www.plasticsoldierreview.com/Review.aspx?id=2634

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