Wednesday, October 30, 2013

BEF Engineer Company

Been doing quite a bit of work on my early war British collection lately, and this is the latest result. Each battalion in an infantry regiment has a platoon of engineers attached to the support company but they can be brought together to form a fully independent unit like this, which speeds up the time it takes to build field fortifications, bridging, etc


Except for the radio figure in the command platoon (Airfix), these are standard Zevezda figures modified to suit the engineer role.


14 comments:

  1. very good Al .. You like the Zevezda range ?

    Dave R

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    1. Thanks Dave. I think Zevezda make excellent figures, and the BEF ones are well overdue in plastic. A few more poses would be nice though.

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    1. Thanks lads, my favourite subject :)

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  3. Very nice conversions.
    I'm with you regaridng availability of BEF in plastic. I want more BEF!

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    1. Me too, the HaT additions seem a long time coming

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  4. Nice! And nicely painted, which I can appreciate; I'm a recent 1:72 convert courtesy of Stuart Asquith's Wargaming World War Two, and all of my 1:32 painting skills don't count for much! Still, nice to have so much armour to choose from, and it doesn't half make it easier to find space to wargame.

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    1. Thanks, I like 1/72 because you get a lot more on a small table space, nice getting to use your whole Tiger collection now and then :)

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  5. Looking good; this company should come in handy in any number of scenarios.

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  6. I could have used those in my Cassino Railway Station scenario, instead of enlisting a bunch of PIAT carriers! There's a full company (2 in reality) of engineers in play for that one. Nice work!

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    1. Cheers lads, know what you mean Bill, started converting figures a couple of years ago to achieve the sort of variety we needed for some of the scenarios we were playing.

      Thoughtful comments gang, cheers

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