Some very exciting figures have just come marching out of Warlord towers, with sets available to pre order, and the lucky Salute attendees being able to pick up boxes at the show yesterday!
The set contains 30 figures with very late war equipment and uniforms, including the short M44 pattern tunic that was styled after the British battledress, and started to be issued in the summer of 1944.
The set contains 5 sprues of 6 figures, bases for everyone, an instruction sheet and a small sheet of Heer decals, with Panzerfaust labels, rank badges Cuff titles, and helmet decals (though these are more suited for pre 1942, some did still linger around until the end). Bases are Warlords own 25mm lipped bases that are starting to become a regular feature of their kits.
Each sprue breaks down as follows
3 Bodies wearing M43 tunics 1 body wearing an M44 tunic, 2 bodies wearing Zeltbahn ponchos.
5 Heads wearing camoflaged covers on their helmets
2 head wearing an uncovered helmet (One does have a chicken wire mesh cover though).
2 heads wearing M43 caps
1 head wearing a Heer pattern crusher cap
1 bare head
Weapon options are :-
2 MG 42's
3 MP44 assault rifles
3 K98 Rifles
2 G43 rifles
2 MP 40 Sub-machine guns
1 PPSH 41 Sub-machine gun
2 Panzer Fausts
6 bread bags with attached waterbottles, some also have mess tins and Zeltbahns rolled and attached.
4 gas mask tins
a spare barrel case for an MG42
Holster and MG tool case
1 arm carrying a box of machine gun ammunition
1 ammunition belt
Various ammunition pouches
A map case
Lots of arms, including ones reading a map, and one carrying binoculars.
1 Iron Cross!
This is an excellent and characterful set. some of the arms are molded to the weapons to make assembly a doddle, others feature open hands, however the nature of the design means that assembly will prove simple.
The set is £26 and I believe represents excellent value for money. I'm currently building some as passengers for my StuG, although I'll be building some as heer, some as Waffen SS. I'm very much looking forwards to working through these, and whole heartedly recommend them to anyone even thinking about a late war Heer or SS force.
You can pre order the figures from Warlord here and see more of my work at Volley Fire Painting Service