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Australian Dismounted Camel Corps figures are ready

Set M131 seems to be ready for release.

http://www.strelets-r.com/Pages/Set.aspx?SetID=302&M=F

Good looking figures in 12 action-heavy poses.
Sculpting standard, variety of poses & weapons, anatomy & general postures are more than convincing. :+1:

Keep em coming, Strelets! :sunglasses:

Re: Australian Dismounted Camel Corps figures are ready

Yes, I like those a lot, I think the poses are great for mounted infantry.

Re: Australian Dismounted Camel Corps figures are ready

i like the strelets figure in this set, alot.

Re: Australian Dismounted Camel Corps figures are ready

tom s
i like the strelets figure in this set, alot.
So folks, tell me - what differed them from regular infantry? They look better than the HaT ones, and would fit their heavy weapons a lot better.

Re: Australian Dismounted Camel Corps figures are ready

Different equipment, nine pouch bandolier five front, four back which they appear to be missing(frontline mounted troops)though that may not be wrong as its possible that some may have the five pouch bandolier + four belt pouches for 90 rounds, sometimes gaiters..

otherwise not a lot

the box art shows a mishmash of infantry from both wars not mounted troops(no bandoliers)... the infantry equiptment was an Australian natural brown leather pattern similar to the British 1908 webbing...

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The Perfect Australian Infantryman

Infantry

AIF ICC ignore service cap, 5 pouch? + 4 belt pouches

AIF ICC probably has 9 pouch bandolier

AIF Collection WW1

ICC Collection WW1

Bear in mind the weight and distribution of the ammo a not inconsiderable load...

:wink:

Re: The Perfect Australian Infantryman

So could these double as dismounted (horse) cavalry?

Thinking of 1914 BEF, after a headswap that is. Regards, Pa

Re: The Perfect Australian Infantryman

Pa
So could these double as dismounted (horse) cavalry?

Thinking of 1914 BEF, after a headswap that is. Regards, Pa
If you want to be picky then British cavalry should have 9 pouch bandoliers (5 pouch used by support troops the ammo weighs a lot!), gaiters and I do believe the portable Hotchkiss light MGs rather then the Lewis(which in any case was not in use in 1914), but I'm sure all these things could be changed...
Though currently the only set anywhere with the Hotchkiss is the Hät Belgian 1914 heavy weapons set, even though most mounted troops used it including the Australian light Horse who were regarded as infantry and as such originally had the Lewis, but for only a short period...

The Cameliers were different, being drawn from multiple units both infantry and mounted, but it does account for some variation in uniform or often lack of it...

One further note I dont believe the Lewis was available even at Gallipoli either...

In short IMO as they are these are only good for the intended purpose (Dismounted Australian mounted infantry) without some alterations...

The name should also be "Imperial Camel Corps (Australian)" there was no Australian camel corps.... Ok thats three:smile:

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Re: The Perfect Australian Infantryman

Thank you Ironsides, much appreciated.

The light Hotchkiss is also available from Early War Miniatures with Indian https://earlywarminiatures.com/product/t-l-2-x-indian-cavalry-dismounted-and-operating-a-hotchkiss-mg/ or Australian crew https://earlywarminiatures.com/product/t-l-2-x-prone-dismounted-australian-ight-cavalry-using-mmg/.

I have not seen their Australians but found the Indians to be an excellent match with the WW1 plastic Indian infantry released by another manufacturer in 2011. Regards, Pa