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TacticalPainter0110 Oct 2020 6:16 p.m. PST

Following my post about putting together my Japanese platoon here's the first instalment on the British and Commonwealth platoon that will cover the early stages of the war in the Far East. This would be a platoon suitable for Burma in 1942 (and in some cases as late as early 1944), but it is essentially for the early stage of the Far East war anywhere from Hong Kong to New Guinea.

Next week we will be starting the Chain of Command campaign ‘Last Stand on Opium Hill' that Mark Backhouse wrote for Wargames, Soldiers and Strategy magazine (it's in issue 101). It's a short four map campaign set in Singapore and will be a first outing for the platoon.

More about how I put the platoon together here Far East British/Commonwealth platoon

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BillyNM10 Oct 2020 10:11 p.m. PST

Beautiful figures as always and great to see much the maligned 2-pounder, should be more than enough for any Japanese but HE and canister rounds will be sorely missed.
Interesting also to see pith helmets and that all Thompson's in the period photos have drum as opposed to box magazines. Are you going to match the shortie short-shorts worn by one of the Australians? He looks like a 1970s footballer.
Looking forward to the campaign, which side will you play?

Captain dEwell11 Oct 2020 1:14 a.m. PST

Excellent. I like this very much and will be interested to read your future posts.

Personal logo ColCampbell Supporting Member of TMP11 Oct 2020 6:38 a.m. PST

Those aren't pith helmets, just helmets with a canvas cover.

Great job on the figures!!

Jim

genew4911 Oct 2020 6:40 a.m. PST

Super stuff. Thank you.

Frederick Supporting Member of TMP11 Oct 2020 12:59 p.m. PST

Very nice work! Thanks for sharing

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