October 9, 2017 by brennon
Leading the way we have this duo representing Frost & Carlyle. Based on the characters from A Bridge Too Far this duo are great for dropping in a little bit of a wisecracking remark here and there.
Matched against them we have another Allied soldier in the shape of US Marine Corps Tony Stein.
Known for his heroics at Iwo Jima, Tony was able to wield this customised and personalised machine gun in battle which he referred too as Stinger. He was able to not only take down multiple enemy positions but ran back and forth between the front line to reload his machine gun AND help wounded American soldiers along the way.
Quite the hero. That’s not where it ends either as we also have some heroes from the other side of the war too with a pair of Japanese soldiers. First off we have the Japanese General Tadamichi Kuribayashi.
This man was the commander of the forces at Iwo Jima and refused to allow his soldiers to run Banzai charges. He was able to hold out against the Allies for thirty-six days and though he was believed to have died in the final assault his body was never properly identified.
We also have Private First Class Saigo.
A character designed for a film based on Iwo Jima, Saigo was meant to represent the regular Japanese soldier who had been drafted into service. He is shown here with a spade in hand, the spade which he would have used to dig his trench/hole and fight in.
As the line from the movie suggests, did many of the soldiers feel like they were digging their own graves?
It’s both a sobering thought and an interesting one for the tabletop to be able to tell the stories of men like these. All available in 28mm and cast in white metal, you could use these soldiers as the focal point for your force or maybe just in addition for use as a diorama.
What do you think of these four latest heroes?
"Known for his heroics at Iwo Jima, Tony was able to wield this customised and personalised machine gun in battle which he referred too as Stinger..."