|1944 British Infantry Battalion|
|These figures all had flock similar to that on the left. I, for one, am glad of the vast range of flocks and tellus we enjoy today.|
These armies included some that Steve had based up for CD 1! So this is why their base sizes are somewhat lacking in depth - CD 1 used a stand size that wasn't as deep and was 1/8 of an inch wider. I am not sure that I will rebase them up to current CD standards - but I may yet do so! These earlier forces are also flocked with a very green flock. When I put the wash on these figures I was hoping it would tone the flock down somewhat.
|The Battalion commander is the officer figure from the ANZAC Infantry set.|
The figures used are a combination of the Matchbox British Infantry (PSR link here), and the Matchbox Anzac Infantry (PSR link here) sets. They have been organised as a 1944 British Infantry Battalion, sans the mortar stand and all the vehicles, as per the TOE given in CD 1.
The CD 1 TOE gives an additional 6pdr antitank battery, and gives each rifle company a heavy truck to transport the unit. The AotSWW TOE strips the second 6pdr battery and organic company transport, and separates the CD 1 HQ company into a Headquarters company and a Support Company.
|A Company - the command infantry stand is the one with the kneeling riflemen.|
Fortunately, the organization of the rifle companies stayed the same, with each one consisting of one command infantry stand and two infantry stands.
|B Company - the command infantry stand is the one with the Sten and the Bren.|
|C Company - the command infantry stand is the one with the two Thompson Gunners. neither is named Roland.|
The two sets work quite well together, although to my mind the Lee Enfields of the British infantry set seem to have a little more heft to them, however this is more than made up for by the sword bayonets of the ANZAC set.
|D Company - the command Infantry stand is the one on the right side of the picture.|