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For many years a certain company has said it is going to produce a WW2 BEF set and a set of American GIs. Unfortunately, every time someone posts a comment on this subject it is swamped by the same Napoleonic modellers demanding more and more obscure subjects.:rage:
Is it not time that Strelet takes over the mantle from this company and produces this important subject? Both a heavy weapons set (including the the 1934 French 25mm AT) and infantry set would be useful. A set of BEF artillery crew would also be useful.
Considering it was these forces (including Commonwealth and free forces dressed in the same uniform) that held the line against the Axis forces until the Americans and the Russians (what do the Russians call the period before the 'Patriotic war' when they fought WITH the Germans - or is airbrushed out of history?) finally, entered against the Axis.
Such figures have a wide potential of uses France, Low countries, Norway even early raiding parties, and of course 'Sealion'
Certainly,sets like British and American tank riders and british heavy weapons sets by HaT sell out quickly when available. I am sure that WW2 BEF would a potentially a financially successful product for Strelet.
I fully support for BEF and armies that fought the Germans at the early part of WW2 like Norwegian, Dutch, Belgian, Danish. Please help us recreate Dunkirk.
I have to agree, we are not going to live forever , the Zvezda mini sets are very good,but very limited, ie not enough infantry.
Fully agree with the above
Here is my efforts with currently available BEF figures
I fully support the production of BEF sets, as it has been said before there's plenty of use with them
would be great gas masks on chests some scots for the 51st highland div would be a bonus too
Actually James some Napoleonic Greeks would be quite handy and very colourful!
Would love to see some BEF, especially as we've just had the 80th anniversary of Dunkirk, infantry and heavy weapons be great. As for artillery the Mk XIX canon has an early war British crew.
What I really envisage is a standard infantry BEF set. I am not too keep of the inclusion of the tommy gun - bren gun , grenade thrower, rifles please. If an officer is included please not that cheesy pose of waving his pistol in the air like he is shooting pigeons so beloved by certain manufacturers.
If the tommy gun is wanted why not include it as the 'extra figure' as the famous Churchill propaganda pose of holding a tommy gun while smoking a cigar!
You might consider might consider making a BEF Command/ Heavy Weapons set with radio operator, mortar team , Boys AT rifle team and medical poses.
If a Vickers is included please can we have the condensing system, spotter and the ammunition carrier which are usually ignored.
The GI set would also be useful based on reality rather than lots of automatic rifles and machine guns!
It's a tall order but at least i've tried!
""It's a tall order but at least i've tried!""
Thats all any of us can do when it comes to asking for any sets we think would make a great addition to our hobby.
You certainly stand more chance of someone following up on that request on here.
Why another manufacturer has become so ridiculously slow and lost their way so badly (in terms of quality as well as speed), is strange. I can only think that they have been taken over by a company who makes other injection moulded stuff, and prefers to concentrate on whatever that is instead of figures. Even more strange when they said crowdfunding would be a way of getting sets made quicker as could afford to start up another production line, yet made no difference whatsoever. Wouldnt even entertain the idea of crowdfunding due to them.
To sound a note of caution I think the reason the 'other manufacturer' 'has become so ridiculously slow and lost their way so badly' is that they overstretched pandering to strident completists on their forum. Those moulds are very, very expensive and if the sets don't sell well it takes a long time to recoup the losses.