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These are more new metal releases for our newly acquired Greek range – the ever popular Greek Slingers.
Those too poor to fight as a hoplite would serve as lightly equipped infantry, usually with a javelin, stones or a sling. Lead shot was often used by the Greeks, which would be carried in small bags. These lead bullets were sometimes inscribed with such messages as “Take this!”
Farmers and shepherds would be capable slingers. When watching your flocks, you have plenty of time to practice with the weapon which can protect your livelihood from predators. This skill was no doubt put to good use against their enemies. Xenophon says the people of Rhodes were particularly effective as slingers.
Our old pal Neil Burt (Troop of Shewe) has been hard at work with airbrush and weathering powders (and more than a little magical pixie dust judging by the superb results) painting many of our recently released vehicles.
Of course, we’re very proud of our huge range of resin vehicles and the chance to show off Neil’s handiwork was too good to pass up… The Crocodile was introduced just prior to the Normandy landings and formed part of the British 79th Division (known affectionately as ‘Hobart’s Funnies, after Major-General Percy Hobart, the division’s father figure) as well as being employed by the Royal Engineers.
The fuel-filled trailer could be attached to any Churchill as a field modification replacing the hull-mounted Besa machine gun, and meant the tank would retain it’s main turret-mounted gun, giving it more flexibility than merely as a short-ranged flamethrower. The Crocodile’s terrifying payload was often enough to induce the occupants to surrender although the weapon was a double-edged sword for the crew as they could expect little mercy if taken prisoner.