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Bring the Canadian and British infantry to your battlefield with this box of 30 minis.

 

A typical British infantry squad was referred to as a section which consisted of ten men and was divided into a rifle group and Bren group. Inside each section you had a corporal armed with a rifle or pistol and a lance corporal who was in charge of the Bren group. To be able to carry the 700 rounds required for the Bren gun every member in the section apart from the corporal had to help carry the ammunition. On top of this each soldier also carried grenades. As the war progressed, additional weaponry was acquired leading to the section leaders and/or the second in command being issued with Thompson or Sten submachine guns. Due to snipers though these were sometimes quietly ‘lost’ to avoid making themselves obvious targets. Late in the war a second Bren was added to many Veteran sections, whether this was officially part of their issue or not.

 

The Canadian infantry sections were organised in the same way as their British counterparts. From 1943–45, due to the Canadian practice of employing MMGs and HMGs on Universal Carriers, spare Bren guns also became available to some of their infantry sections. Due to their training the Canadian infantry divisions could mount amphibious landing operations. Canadians participated in landings at Dieppe, Sicily, Italy, Normandy, the Breskens Pocket and the Rhine crossing using these skills. One division was so reknowned for their amphibious assaults they earned the nickname ‘The Water Rats’ from Field Marshal Montgomery.

 

This  plastic kit allows you to build 30 British or Canadians cast in fantastically detailed and allows for a variety of customization options. It is estimated that there are a possible 396 variations that can be made with this kit and that is before you take into account all the optional heads and additional accessories such as maps, waving arms and binoculars.

Bolt Action - British & Canadian Army Infantry (1943-45)

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