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  • #1455520

    warzan
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    Hi Guys

    When @johnlyons saw me working on the paras he up and gave me another small force (same manufacturer I believe) love you John!!!

    Before i set to work on these I’d love to know if there is anything specific about them (painted for a particular regiment etc)

    If there is I will take that into account when basing them etc 🙂

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    any help greatly appreciated folks!

    • This topic was modified 4 weeks ago by  warzan.
    #1455523

    elessar2590
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    @warzan I’m leaning towards the 50th (Northumbrian) Infantry Division.

    1. They took part in D-Day
    2. They have a Red “Shoulder Title”
    3. Their Badge is a Black Square with some T’s on it.

    download220px-50_inf_div_-vector.svg

    #1455524

    recon63
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    the miniatures themselves are from Scarab miniatures, not sure about the unit they are painted as though.

    • This reply was modified 4 weeks ago by  recon63.
    #1455526

    warzan
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    putting this link here for others who follow in the future

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/50th_(Northumbrian)_Infantry_Division

    going to have a coffee and do a bit of reading 🙂

    #1455527

    warzan
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    ok I’m reading that wikipedia article and finding it a bit too technical for me to completely get my head around

    Were the Royal Irish Fusiliers part of the 50th and would these models pass as those?

    The 50th were involved in market garden, however were they in a very different location to the paras who attacked arnhem?

    #1455529

    collins
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    Well.

    the period the models are sculpted for is clearly D-Day+ (the no.4 rifle gives that away) and the order of battle shows that the Irish we not part of the division at that time so technically the answer is No

    #1455531

    hegemongary
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    The RIF, were part if the division in france in 1940 and again for Sicily in 1943.

     

    So while technically no good for dday, they are ok if you want to demonstrate earlier.

    #1455532

    warzan
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    19146xp

    ok d-day+ then thanks for that 🙂 so if I want to keep these guys in Europe RIF are out.

    No problem 🙂

    What about Market Garden would they have been anywhere near Arnhem and the paras?

    Otherwise if I go DDay (or the days after it) anyone got any good stories or regiments I can base these guys on?

    #1455533

    collins
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    It all depends on how accurate you want to be. These models can be anything you want but they aren’t accurate for early war (BEF) or Italy/Sicily due to the rifle being carried on them

    #1455534

    collins
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    They were near Nijmegen and so could pair up with some US paras

    #1455535

    elessar2590
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    The 50th ended up at Eindhoven which was where the US Paras were. They fought some tough battles to let XXX Corps build their floating bridge across the river. They stayed at Eindhoven for the rest of the Operation basically fighting on and off.

    The Royal Irish Fusiliers were destroyed in 43 and didn’t get reformed until after the War.

    The 50th was mostly made up of these Battalions

    69th Infantry Brigade (reorganised as a Reserve Infantry Brigade, and returned to the UK December 1944)

    5th Battalion, East Yorkshire Regiment
    6th Battalion, Green Howards
    7th Battalion, Green Howards
    151st Infantry Brigade (reorganised as a Reserve Infantry Brigade, and returned to the UK December 1944)

    6th Battalion, Durham Light Infantry
    8th Battalion, Durham Light Infantry
    9th Battalion, Durham Light Infantry (left 30 November 1944, joined 131st Brigade, 7th Armoured Division)
    1/7th Battalion, Queen’s Royal Regiment (West Surrey) (joined 4 December 1944)
    231st Infantry Brigade (joined 13 August 1943, reorganised as a Reserve Infantry Brigade and returned to the UK December 1944)

    2nd Battalion, Devonshire Regiment (left 30 November 1944, joined 131st Brigade, 7th Armoured Division)
    1st Battalion, Dorsetshire Regiment
    1st Battalion, Hampshire Regiment
    1/6th Battalion, Queen’s Royal Regiment (West Surrey) (joined 4 December 1944)

    Plus heaps of attachments like Royal Marines and Tanks.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/50th_(Northumbrian)_Infantry_Division#Order_of_battle

    #1455536

    elessar2590
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    So they would work well with the Irish Guards which means your Tanks can be Irish.

    #1455537

    hegemongary
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    I believe they only made it as far as nijmegan just 12 to 13 miles short of anthem.

    #1455538

    collins
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    If you want an interesting story I’m happy to tell you about 2nd battalion Royal Warwickshire regiment on June 7th. The battle at lebisey woods just outside Caen. Very interesting and a lesson in how not to fight a battle. Many casualties including the Colonel. They even have a tie in with the paras at Pegasus bridge

    #1455539

    warzan
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    if these guys can be them then yes I’d love to hear that @collins (I’d love to hear it anyway but it’s a plus if I can base this little force on the story and have it be accurate)

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