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Uncle Buster Inactive Member06 May 2017 10:07 a.m. PST

I'm looking for advice on the Eureka and Empress modern Marine figures. If there is an accuracy and/or time period difference, could someone please explain? Is one more "recent" than the other as far as equipment/uniform?

I have the Eureka figs, and I like them a lot, but I think Marines replaced their 240's with another weapon at some point, didn't they?

Any help to this Army guy would be greatly appreciated!

Private Matter06 May 2017 11:05 a.m. PST

Marines are now carrying the M240B.

Lowtardog06 May 2017 2:26 p.m. PST

The Empress models are more modern carrying the M27 rather than the M249/SAW

Just Jack Supporting Member of TMP Inactive Member06 May 2017 5:52 p.m. PST

Pvt Matter,

Are you sure about the M-240B? The Corps used to use the M-240G.


Private Matter07 May 2017 7:58 p.m. PST

Just Jack, I'm sure. I got that information from a Marine who carries one and present tense is intentional.

Just Jack Supporting Member of TMP Inactive Member08 May 2017 6:16 a.m. PST

Good to go, I'm just old and out of the loop. I was with C/1/2 when we swapped our M-60E3s for M-240Gs in late 96/early 97. Looks like the Corps changed again.


Joe Legan Supporting Member of TMP08 May 2017 2:28 p.m. PST


Was that "late 1996/ early 97" or "1896/early 97" you were referring to ? : ) What type of horse did you have?


PS Suppose I shouldn't talk; I pinned on major in 1996.

Private Matter08 May 2017 3:54 p.m. PST

I survived of PI in '76 and cashed out in '86. My oldest boy got as a Captain of Marines in 2015 after five years and my youngest is a Sargeant of Marines on his second enlistment.

Marines look so young these days. I know I was never that young

Private Matter09 May 2017 5:28 a.m. PST

I just read my post and want to publicly state that I was not drinking at the time of the post. Although in my defense my wife was ranting about something she say on the news while I was typing my post. Note to self: don't post on TMP while wife is ranting.

Just Jack Supporting Member of TMP Inactive Member09 May 2017 8:18 a.m. PST

Watch yourself Joe! And what are you talking about? You've got to be older than me! (I'm 43)

Pvt Matter – Excellent! I was 94-04, got out as a SSgt. Eh, we were all young, once, it's just getting harder to remember ;)

And to be clear, I wasn't doubting you about -240s, I just didn't know the Corps went from Gs to Bs. I sort of wonder why, but honestly I don't even know the difference. S'pose I need to Google it ;)


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