September 8, 2017 by brennon
Stoessi’s Heroes continue to bring us colourful characters from World War II with a new selection of releases from this month. Take a look at these new Allied characters…
Leading the way we have another of their painted characters here with the Canadian Highlander Sergeant, Harold. This model, in particular, is designed based on a photo from the period of a Canadian Sniper who would have been ranging forth to explore the enemy front lines. Here’s the photograph…
…and as you can see he does cut a rather suave figure. Sticking with the Canadians we have another model with the Devil’s Brigade Sergeant, Tommy Prince.
This fellow was Canada’s most decorated native war veteran and was given nine medals during the period of World War II. He had a drastic impact on German morale as he would tend to sneak into the enemy camp and either steal their boots or cut their throats…you’d hope he was in a good mood when he arrived in the night!
As well as the Canadians we also have some new British models like British Army Lt. Col. – John Malcolm Thorpe Fleming “Mad Jack” Churchill. You’ll know this fellow if you’ve looked into World War II even just a little bit!
He fought in battle with a longbow and a broadsword and claimed that an officer without a sword wasn’t properly dressed! He also recorded the last kill with a longbow during war against a German Officer in 1940.
His story after World War II is just as interesting as he went off to fight in a number of other war across the globe. He even used to throw his suitcase out of the window on the train home into his back garden as it was easier than carrying it home all of the way…quite a character.
Last but not least we have British Navy Beach Master & Captain Colin Maud.
This fellow was the Beach Master for the efforts on Juno during D-Day and commanded the destroyers known as Somali and Icarus during World War II. He also went everywhere with his dog Winnie and was well liked despite his old fashioned buccaneer appearance.
A great cast of characters and proof that reality is more interesting than fiction at times.
What do you think?
"He had a drastic impact on German morale as he would tend to sneak into the enemy camp and either steal their boots or cut their throats..."