Let's take a look shall we...our first offering is GBR702 Rifle Platoon.
I've filed the bases, de-flashed and airbrushed primers black and then grey in a pre-shading style.
The advancers, come in 4 poses
Another 4 poses for grenadiers
So you get 38 figs, that's the right amount to make
4 x 4 man rifle teams
2 x 4 man rifle/grenade teams
2 x 3 man MG teams
2 x 3 man command teams
1 x 2 man sniper team.
I took the time to check my other rifle platoon blister and had the exact same number of figures.
The idea of the 2 command teams is that one forms the platoon command team and the other is used as one of the HQ section teams.
These figures are reminiscent of the Japanese, the detailing is superb. I only had to do minimal de-flashing although there seemed to be a fair amount between the chin and weapon, so look out for that. Some of the poses are simply fantastic and I think battlefront have done a great job of capturing what we imagine Great War PBI's to be doing, very few are shooting, most are advancing.
My only complaint (and we all know how I like to complain) is that the commander checking his watch with a walking stick is too iconic. On his own, he'd be a great CinC, or some special character, but I imagine he's going to be seen quite a bit...he's already featuring on both CinC and 2ic stands. Gripe over ;)
Next we have GBR704 Machine-Gun Platoon.
The crux of the platoon is these fellas, the Vickers HMG, gunner and loader
Sweet, I love them and can't wait to throw some paint on them.
Stay tuned for 18 pounders and tanks, coming up in part II
Thanks for reading.
p.s. forgot to say you get the appropriate amount of the new style brown bases....not my cup of tea, but most people like them.