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Fred Cartwright12 Dec 2018 5:27 a.m. PST

Empress have announced a new range of late war Brits in 28mm sculpted by the talented Paul Hicks who is to 28mm sculpting what Antony Barton is to 20mm. Well ok the Perry's in 28mm and Leon Adler in 20mm are also top notch. Need less to say the figures are absolutely stunning, with convincing poses and well proportioned. Unfortunately you will have to go to Facebook to see the pics for now as they haven't made the news page on the Empress website yet.

22ndFoot12 Dec 2018 7:05 a.m. PST

They do look fantastic. Do you know if they'll all be wearing windproof smocks or whether some will be wearing their battledress blouses?

foxweasel12 Dec 2018 7:26 a.m. PST

Just seen them. It's hard to tell from a photo, but they look the best late war British I've seen.

22ndFoot12 Dec 2018 10:11 a.m. PST

I agree they look like the best late (very late) war British infantry on the market. Their weapons and particularly their helmets look properly proportioned and the sculpting is spot on well done Mr Hicks.

For those who may not be familiar with it, the windproof smock sometimes erroneously referred to as an "SAS smock" can be seen here in the Imperial War Museum collection:


These will be gracing my table in Chain of Command just as soon as I can buy them!

LeonAdler Sponsoring Member of TMP12 Dec 2018 1:26 p.m. PST

Late war Brits are like buses it seems lol
Class act Paul Hicks, nice to see 28mm's that look like humans …….not some Orc in camo. Painted some of the German stuff and very nice they are :)

foxweasel12 Dec 2018 3:04 p.m. PST

Sorry Leon, meant to say best late war Brits in 28mm :-)

Maha Bandula12 Dec 2018 8:25 p.m. PST

Whatever happened to their 20mm plans?


LeonAdler Sponsoring Member of TMP13 Dec 2018 9:38 a.m. PST

lol no need to apologise, we were talking 28's here not 20's, and being put into the same bracket as P. Hicks I take as a compliment.

Maha Bandula, I imagine they decided the 20mm market too crowded already plus being known for 28's they probably thought some quality 28's needed out there. And they are not wrong, excluding the Perry's ( handsome stuff) a lot of the 28's out there are well…….

Rallynow Supporting Member of TMP14 Dec 2018 2:04 p.m. PST

Did you look at the 1940s house? Last thing I expected to see on TMP is an early example of a Mid-Century Modern, Tudor revival house. Correctly furnished.


Gunfreak Supporting Member of TMP16 Dec 2018 2:53 a.m. PST

Looks like I can put my giant artizan British on pasture. I hope they have the correct hight too so they look correct next to 1:56 vehicles.

Fred Cartwright16 Dec 2018 4:31 a.m. PST

I hope they have the correct hight too so they look correct next to 1:56 vehicles.

They will be fine. They aren't shorter than Warlord, just better proportioned.

Bindon Blood21 Dec 2018 1:03 p.m. PST

I hope they do some in jerkins rather than windproofs as well.

I have some of Leon's 20mm IS British and can confirm they are excellent figures too

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