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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP22 Feb 2019 10:00 p.m. PST

"The Middle East has long been plagued by militias. Raised and run by local warlords, religious groups and others who feel the need for private armies to protect themselves or further their own ends, everyone is used to seeing television coverage of such men fighting on the streets of so many countries in the region while any central government is powerless to intervene. The box mentions Iraq and Syria, which naturally brings to mind ISIS, also known by many other names, which at the time of writing is still active in both those countries.

While some militias make an attempt to enforce some form of uniform, on the whole such men seem to wear whatever they feel is most appropriate and readily to hand. Images on the world's media show a wide mix, with much Western clothing of combat trousers and jackets, T-shirts and training shoes. More traditional local items also make an appearance, including a range of wrapping for the head and long tunics reaching to the knees. This is precisely the mix to be found on these figures, so on the available evidence we would have to say that these are as typical in dress as any. The kneeling prisoner in the bottom row wears a much simpler form of clothing, which looks very much like the orange jumpsuit originally worn by prisoners of the Americans, but now widely forced on prisoners on all sides, especially when being photographed or filmed…."




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Legion 423 Feb 2019 7:57 a.m. PST

Nice models. Looks accurate, from what I have seen in the media. Too bad they had to include a hostage/prisoner probably about to be beheaded, etc. …

But sadly for today, in certain regions that is the norm. And frequently seen in media. So again, it looks "accurate".

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP23 Feb 2019 11:45 a.m. PST

Glad you like them my good friend!. (smile)


colkitto23 Feb 2019 12:34 p.m. PST

Yes, but: no bases??

guilhemdelyon25 Feb 2019 12:51 a.m. PST

They are good, but why nobody create gouvernemental soldiers?

I must create my own syrian soldiers to play against all rebell (caesar, underfire miniature).

I dont understand why the firm dont create beautifull gouvernment soldiers.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP25 Feb 2019 11:33 a.m. PST

Good point…


Pauls Bods26 Feb 2019 11:57 a.m. PST

Yes, but: no bases??

I always assumed the above type of militia donīt have bases…………

…………?…………oh!…those type of bases.

To save plastic?

guilhemdelyon27 Feb 2019 1:05 a.m. PST

Are you sure they dont have bases? I will see on plasticsoldiers review

guilhemdelyon27 Feb 2019 8:17 a.m. PST

Yes, no bases… it is a surprise…

Pauls Bods27 Feb 2019 9:22 a.m. PST

PSR says they provide clear plastic bases. Fujimi and Preisers did the same Thing way back in the..19…?…er?, way back.
Difference, Fujimi and Preisers figs and bases were hard glueable plastic..the Caesar plastic not.

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