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Bad Squiddo Games02 Oct 2017 1:25 p.m. PST

Hello folkies!

Bad Squiddo Games is exceedingly proud to present a brand new range as part of the 28mm Women of WW2 collection – Women of the Home Front. Dedicated to my late grandmother Jesse Norman, who served in the Women's Land Army.

We have six new packs to start, three Women's Land Army, two Women's Home Defence and a set of Field Medics.

This is a pre order that is available to collect at Crisis, Antwerp or delivery anywhere in the world at the start of November. There are a couple of pre order bundles as well to get you started on your home defence force.

Sculpted by the ever so talented and much adored Alan Marsh, with some beautiful paint jobs coming to you soon.

These fit with all popular WW2 ranges perfectly.
Available to pre order now
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"But when the war is over, and peace at last restored, I shall always remember the Land Girl, who made her hoe her sword",

Thanks for reading,

Annie Norman
Bad Squiddo Games

Winston Smith Supporting Member of TMP02 Oct 2017 2:16 p.m. PST

Very nice figures. If I were still doing my Ireland 1920 games, I would get a few packs to fill in the civilian ranks.

Shedman02 Oct 2017 2:47 p.m. PST

Excellent

Covert Walrus02 Oct 2017 3:09 p.m. PST

Given the alternate WW2 scenarios and such around, these could be most useful indeed, especially for Southern England abortive/partial assaults by fallschirmjager and suchlike.

And nice dedication Annie :)

Monkey Hanger Fezian02 Oct 2017 3:44 p.m. PST

Stunning figures that I now NEED!!!!!

Will be getting these as well as the Soviet Women figs

MH
:-)

79thPA Supporting Member of TMP02 Oct 2017 4:45 p.m. PST

Very useful.

Twoball Cane02 Oct 2017 5:04 p.m. PST

Very nice concept. First photo is quite evocative for me.

Personal logo chicklewis Supporting Member of TMP02 Oct 2017 6:42 p.m. PST

I really like these. Are they truly 28mm, or would they be the 'scale-crept-huge-heroic' size?

surdu2005 Sponsoring Member of TMP02 Oct 2017 7:32 p.m. PST

These are very nice figures. I will be ordering them.

Any chance of seeing some early WWII American nurses, some armed and some not, for Philippine games?

Buck Surdu

Giles the Zog03 Oct 2017 1:23 a.m. PST

Great stuff.
Ideal for AVBCW.

tinned fruit Supporting Member of TMP03 Oct 2017 2:07 a.m. PST

Lovely stuff and a great tribute.

Phil

ZULUPAUL Supporting Member of TMP03 Oct 2017 3:07 a.m. PST

Some could fit as "Rosie the riveter" in the USA

Bad Squiddo Games03 Oct 2017 3:48 a.m. PST

Thanks all, really appreciate the kind words, and sales!


They are not "heroic" scale, and fit well with other ranges.

We also produce a Women of the Red Army range which is always growing (and has amazing plans for next year).

The Women of WW2 range is my own personal favourite and one that I will keep insisting on growing so expect everything and anything you can think of to appear.

It costs a LOT to put miniatures into production, especially at this small scale company, so they are released in waves and always encourage you to buy the sort of thing you want to see more of, as we have to sell a heckload of these for the funds for next load of sculpting.

Personal logo BigRedBat Sponsoring Member of TMP03 Oct 2017 8:44 a.m. PST

Such fun! :-)

Volleyfire03 Oct 2017 8:50 a.m. PST

I wonder what the hand to hand points value is for a unit of 'Woman with handbag containing a brick'?

Art03 Oct 2017 9:56 a.m. PST

Will these figures work with Perry 28mm lead figures?

Some of these figures would work very well…going into a pyramid…in the mid 1920s….

With a little bit of conversion…I can put shovels and torches in their hands…I have an all female team going down into the tunnels… :-)

Of course the rest of the team with shotguns…cant miss with that…mummy beware ;-)

Winston Smith Supporting Member of TMP03 Oct 2017 10:14 a.m. PST

This is a great concept you have, Annie. It's strange nobody ever came up with it before.

Personal logo Bobgnar Supporting Member of TMP03 Oct 2017 10:48 a.m. PST

These are great, just the thing for my AVBCW collection. I have lots of women already but can always use more. I did a game a few months ago, with all female combatants. Too many BUF auxiliary so these could balance out.

For Operation Sea Lion, I think the pole arms would not be too successful in the hands of a woman, no offense, but a Fallschirmjäger is a bit too strong, moreover would shoot her before she got close enough for hand to hand :( I will convert everyone to firearms. These look very convertible.

I can see one company of Land Army and one of Women's Institute. Does that pistol lady have a cuppa in her hand, or is that a jar of jam?

Only complaint is that they all look too well fed. Well, I just ordered them anyway :)

Bad Squiddo Games03 Oct 2017 2:14 p.m. PST

Art – I haven't directly compared them but they should fit swell!

Winston – Thanks, I know right! The reason I originally set up Bad Squiddo Games was my perturbement that I presumed something should be done to death and… hadn't been done at all. So it's exciting to bring these to people finally.

Bobgnar – The Home defence are mostly a bit of fun, their weapons are strange as it's built around improvisation – a German bomber has gone down in the woods – quick Margaret, we need to investigate! So the weapons include a zulu spear taken off her husband's collection on the wall, a kitchen knife tied to a broom and of course a rake. Assuming these go well, there will be more uniformed units to follow.

uglyfatbloke Supporting Member of TMP03 Oct 2017 3:26 p.m. PST

I'm going to have to have a bunch of these to take on my wife's early war falschirmjagers…I foresee an arms race.

Personal logo Bobgnar Supporting Member of TMP03 Oct 2017 9:42 p.m. PST

I have been studying these wonderful figures, I noticed that many of them have a purse. Lack of purses is my biggest complaint with women figures. Almost no woman goes into war, let alone into the street without one. Where else would she store extra ammo and lipstick and feminine hygiene products.

I also noticed that most of them do not have hats. This is the city people. Almost all pictures I see of women from this era her wearing a hat. Maybe there could be a range of extra heads with hats and even helmets available.

Grelber03 Oct 2017 10:23 p.m. PST

Any chance of a not Julie Andrews Emily to drive obnoxious Yank officers?

Grelber

Mick in Switzerland Supporting Member of TMP04 Oct 2017 7:54 a.m. PST

You should do Queen Elizabeth 2nd in her WW2 mechanics uniform. I think that would fit the range very well.

Darkest Star Games Sponsoring Member of TMP04 Oct 2017 8:56 a.m. PST

These are brilliant.

Apache 605 Oct 2017 1:19 p.m. PST

These are brilliant!

Assuming these sell well, could you please consider doing modern versions of the same.

I'd love to have realistic female characters and NPCs!

repaint07 Oct 2017 10:05 p.m. PST

No armored breast plate and G-string? Oh unrealistic!…

(wonderful figures btw)

Bad Squiddo Games09 Oct 2017 11:09 a.m. PST

We all know about Dad's Army, but what about Mum's Army? Well it was indeed a thing, set up with the help of feminist campaigner "Flossie Bang Bang" – Dr Edith Summerskill. Women weren't to use manly guns or anything though, of course not. Not at all. Oops. Here we can see a serjeant drilling some civilian Women's Home Defence Corps members. There was no official uniform, just a badge.

In this particular pack, we kept the design loose so that they could either be trained WHDC or simply civillians. It opens up a lot of potentials scenarios. Perhaps the Germans have finally landed, or perhaps it's just a randy bovine in the woods, either way, it requires some investigation and prompt improvisation! Jesse has strung up her kitchen knife to a broom handle while Timmy has found one of her husband's Zulu artifacts to be a useful weapon.

The beauty of these miniatures is that are 100% historically accurate yet also work brilliantly in Pulp and "What if" type games.

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Personal logo capncarp Supporting Member of TMP14 Oct 2017 11:48 a.m. PST

"Great stuff.
Ideal for AVBCW."
My first thoughts exactly.

Bad Squiddo Games16 Oct 2017 2:36 a.m. PST

Some amazing paintjobs from Paul Sanderson!

Disco Joe16 Oct 2017 7:19 a.m. PST

Very nice paint jobs indeed.

Bad Squiddo Games17 Oct 2017 10:58 a.m. PST

During World War II from 1939 to 1945 members of the QAIMNS (Queen Alexandra's Imperial Military Nursing Service) served in many countries ranging from Africa, Burma, China, Egypt, France, Gibraltar, Hong Kong, Iceland, Italy, Malaya, Malta, Normandy, Palastine and Singapore.

This vignette, sculpted by Alan Marsh and shown painted by Andrew Taylor is a tribute to those women. It can be used simply as a stand alone display but also in games to represent medics or even a wound marker.

"Many QAs made their way to Dunkirk to await evacuation. One of the last nursing sisters to leave France was Lillian Gutteridge who bravely defended her patients. A German SS officer tried to take over her ambulance and ordered his men to throw out the stretcher bound patients. Lillian Gutteridge was so outraged that she slapped the SS Officer's face. He stabbed her in the thigh with his dagger and he was killed by passing Black Watch soldiers before he could hurt her anymore. Despite her wound she drove the ambulance and her wounded patients to the railway siding and persuaded the French driver to take on board her patients. They went to Cherbourg and during their journey took on board another 600 French and British wounded troops. Several days later Lillian and her patients arrived safely in England. "

One Captain of a Hospital Ship wrote

"As Captain of this ship I should like to give expression to my admiration and deep regard for the Nursing Sisters aboard. We recently made two trips to Dunkirk and two to Cherbourg, in each case being the last Hospital Carrier to enter and leave the ports. Our second trip to Dunkirk was under extremely severe conditions, bombs and shells dropping all about us and men being wounded and killed alongside our ship on the pier. We had numerous narrow escapes and a nerve racking experience. During all this our Sisters were really splendid. Never a sign of excitement or panic of any kind. They just carried on under the able leadership of our Matron, calmly and efficiently. I feel quite sure that their magnificent behaviour was an important factor in steadying the members of the RAMC personnel with whom they worked."

Definitely more awesome than Tom Hardy.

Pre order yours here!
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Cheers
Annie

Bad Squiddo Games18 Oct 2017 6:21 a.m. PST

In it's peak in 1944, there were 80,000 women serving in the Women's Land Army in the UK. As more and more men went off to fight, many jobs were left behind, which traditionally "weren't for women". Women filling these jobs allowed more men to leave the shores, as women certainly weren't allowed to do such an "unwomanly" thing. Many meetings were held over the duration of WW2 and it was always agreed that as life givers, women should not be pulling any triggers, even when men relatively high up gave it the green light, it was seen to be a bad move that would cause a national uproar.

So thousands of women moved to the countryside, and became labourers, taking on every task you can imagine. Many were "city girls" with no experience of the outdoors, so it was quite the steep learning curve! It's hard to imagine now, but even the fact that the uniform included trousers was a very big deal – trousers were men's clothing!

Lion in the Stars19 Oct 2017 3:03 a.m. PST

Very nice!

I may have to order a few of the unarmed gals for civilians.

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