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"The trench coat and IRA fighters" Topic


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Brennus30 Nov 2022 1:09 a.m. PST

Some useful stuff here for anyone modelling the Anglo Irish war;

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79thPA Supporting Member of TMP30 Nov 2022 8:20 a.m. PST

Interesting.

epturner30 Nov 2022 12:46 p.m. PST

Very interesting. Thanks for sharing that.

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nnascati Supporting Member of TMP30 Nov 2022 6:17 p.m. PST

Interesting article. Why then aren't more Irish rebellion figures modeled wearing trench coats? Looking at the Footsore range, of the twenty IRA minis made, only five are wearing trench coats.

Brennus01 Dec 2022 3:24 a.m. PST

In defence of the footsore range, I guess a lot of IRA men and women didn't wear trench coats. A few more in the range would be nice though!

Bonnaught01 Dec 2022 4:14 p.m. PST

I would hazard a guess that the trench-coat would be more common among flying columns composed of experienced men 'on the run' and/or operating outside their locality.

A force operating locally might be more likely to have civilian attire, to more easily assemble and merge back into regular life e.g. members of the local IRA/Volunteer Companies, whether providing the main force in an ambush/barracks attack, acting as scouts, or a blocking force, or as shotgun-armed reinforcements to the main force.

nnascati Supporting Member of TMP02 Dec 2022 5:50 a.m. PST

Bonnaught, that's a good point. Perhaps Footsore needs to add a Flying Column pack or two?

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