There are so many products available from this long-standing British company that it is difficult to know where to start. However, having not reviewed anything from the company for quite a long time, we decided to focus in on some of the more unusual products for one particular range.
The Cold War range of 20mm vehicles and figures are largely themed around the British Army, both for duty on the potential wider, European battlefield and for conflicts nearer to home.
Pack code CW3 is an Abbott Self-Propelled Gun, the standard mobile support artillery of the British army from the 1960s up to the 1990s. This is a resin and white metal kit that is simple to build. The real version sports a 105mm gun, the same weapon used by the field artillery. Able to provide support to armoured units and keep pace with the advance, this is a useful addition to any tabletop army.
The second vehicle is a Humber Pig Mark II, the up-armoured version of the vehicle first introduced to the British Army as a wheeled personnel carrier in the late 1950s. It is best known for its service with the Army and Royal Ulster Constabulary in Northern Ireland up until the 1990s. This particular version sports anti-riot screens which have been stored for travel. In operation, these would be folded out and used as cover from thrown missiles. Again, this is a resin and white metal kit, simple to assemble, with the facility to affix the screens in the open or closed position.
Both of these kits are cleanly cast and have some useful details sculpted upon them. The range also includes almost every piece of armour that was fielded by the British Army during this period, plus they have a range of short and long wheelbase Landrovers and a useful set of British Infantry, including some dressed for anti-riot duties. The company also have a host of other vehicles and miniatures across many ranges, mostly designed for use in World War Two gaming.