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More civilians for any era I dont see as a problem.
Civilians get caught up in conflicts of all eras throughout history.
Whether just some that are going about daily life while some troops take a break as Alan mentioned or civilians actively helping a liberator, offering food and water (or something stronger!!), or taking up arms against an invader perhaps?
So some arab civilians to go with the LRDG & FFL for Alan sounds a good idea if helps finish off a diorama.
As for my era, I wouldnt mind seeing some civilians perhaps helping out the walking wounded or severely wounded behind the lines at Waterloo. Maybe add a couple of them to potential "action/firing" sets Strelets??
Basic Arab dress did not change much from the middle ages to WW2 , so yes they work for FFL - LRDG.
Yes, Arab civilians! Honestly if they are made generic enough they could arguably be viable for anything from 622 AD to the present, so they would be incredibly useful. A little Imam too would be nice, inshallah. This, along with a typical set of unarmoured (or 50/50) Classical Greek hoplites that can actually form into a decent formation, are two of the bigger gaps in the scale.
Certainly a set of generic Arab/Middle Eastern civilians would be very useful in lots of contexts, my particular interest is for Egypt in 1800 to go with the British, French and Mamelukes. Plus don't forget the ottoman army for this conflict.
No yawns from me, Alan. You've perked me right up.
Arab civilians will be useful from 1800 right up to 1914. And with the right accessories (guns etc.) they could accompany the LRDG.
Speaking of accessories I have to mention Camels; with or without loads.
Ok by me, always keen on some civilians. Personally I'd like to see some medieval villagers.