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05-07-2009, 04:06 AM #1
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Eureka - 28mm Bundeswehr (Modern Germans)
These new figures join Eureka’s existing 28mm Bundeswehr (part of our 28mm ‘Moderns’ range), providing heavier firepower and command and communications assets, as well as some much requested snipers. As before in this range, some of the new figures are available in both gasmask wearing, and none-gasmask wearing versions.
With troops deployed in Afghanistan and Kosovo, the German Federal Defence Force, or Bundeswehr, are currently making their presence felt on the world stage - fielding an arsenal of new, as well as more proven weapons systems. Sculptor Kosta Heristanidis has depicted some of this latest weaponry and gear. As well as the Heckler & Koch G-36, which is the standard rifle of today’s German army, a new weapon, the MP7 PDW is also being fielded. PDW stands for “personal defence weapon”, and these small calibre weapons (the MP7 has a calibre of 4.6mm) are intended to give heavy weapons operators, vehicle crews and NCO’s a weapon with more punch than the traditional pistol sidearm.
Another new weapon is the impressive looking tripod mounted Heckler & Koch 40mm Automatic Grenade Launcher. Designed to bridge the gap between heavy machine guns and the mortar, these types of weapon are increasingly being developed for modern armies, with the Soviets, and then later the Americans, developing Automatic Grenade Launchers in 30mm and 40mm respectively. The H&K version has a rate of fire of 350 rounds a minute, and can fire HE, AP, and CS gas grenades, with an effective range of 1500 metres. For something more familiar Kosta has also made a tried and trusted Milan Missile Anti-Tank Guided Weapon. First issued in the 1980’s, the Milan remains a powerful anti-tank weapon, still in use with many European armies. (Customers might like to note that the Milan Missile ATGW and H & K 40mm Automatic Grenade Launcher available separately in the range without crew). Other equipment details include the less lethal, but increasingly important in modern armies, high-tech optical systems, represented here by the new Leica Vector IV binoculars, which incorporate a built in laser rangefinder and digital compass.
To supplement our Bundeswehr we thought we would offer some Special Forces assets for your modern German army in the form of Kommando Spezialkrafte snipers. The KSK were amongst the first NATO forces to be deployed in Afghanistan in late 2001. And if your Germans need a little more ‘bite’ – how about a few dog handlers? Specially trained canines are being increasing employed by armies not just for security and crowd control work, but also explosives and weapons detection.
The camouflage pattern of the Bundeswehr is known as the Flecktarn, which has a temperate as well as a desert variant. If you would like to know what Vallejo paint colours we used in our photographed examples click here.
Here are the catalogue details for the new miniatures followed by our new release special offers.
All customers who order any of our new Bundeswehr during the offer period will receive a free sample figure from our 28mm Afghan Guerrillas range, to be released later this year (click to see larger pictures):
28mm Bundeswehr (Modern Germans)
Designed & sculpted by Kosta Heristanidis
Number in parenthesis denotes the number of variants. Variants are supplied randomly
100MOD16 German Bundeswehr NCO/Spotter with MP7 (3)
100MOD17 German Bundeswehr NCO with MP7 (1)
100MOD18 German Bundeswehr radio man with MP7 (1)
100MOD19 German Bundeswehr radio man with G36 (1)
100MOD20 German Bundeswehr military working dog and handler – two figs (1)
100MOD21 German Bundeswehr Milan ATGW launcher and operator (1)
100MOD22 German Bundeswehr 40mm Automatic Grenade launcher and operator (1)
100MOD23 German KSK sniper with G36 ‘sniper” (1)
100MOD24 German KSK sniper with Accuracy International AE (1)
100MOD25 German KSK sniper with PSG1 (1)
100MOD26 German Bundeswehr Milan ATGW launcher and operator in gas mask (1)
100MOD27 German Bundeswehr 40mm Automatic Grenade launcher and operator in gas mask (1)
100MOD28 German Bundeswehr NCO/Spotter with MP7 and gas mask (1)
100MOD29 German Bundeswehr NCO with MP7 in gas mask (1)
100MOD30 Milan ATGW launcher (1)
100MOD31 40mm Automatic Grenade launcher (1)
New Release Special Offers
DEAL ONE: The “Get on the radio! We need heavy weapons, snipers… and don’t forget the dog” Unit Deal
Buy all 12 of the new Bundeswehr and KSK figures – plus 1 dog – not wearing gasmasks for the special price of au$39.00* (normally au$47.05)
DEAL TWO: The “What’s that funny smell Hans?” Unit Deal
Buy all 4 of the new Bundeswehr figures wearing gasmask (including the ‘gasmask’ versions of the Milan ATGW and 40mm Automatic grenade launchers) for the special price of au$18.00* (normally au$21.90)
DEAL THREE: The “Box full of Bundeswehr” Unit Deal
Buy both the above Unit Deals (16 figures - plus 1 dog) as a special combined offer for an even better discounted price of au$55.00* (normally au$68.95)
These are all strictly limited offers until our next new release.
* Excluding postage and ‘Goods and Services Tax’ payable by Australian customers only
05-07-2009, 12:54 PM #2
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WOW! I've been wanting to set up some kind of display in my living room but I just could not decide on what? I think seeing these now, I have a good idea what to start with...maybe! I will just wait and see what Wyrd pops out here soon to make my final decision?When dealing with goblins...one should never trust appearances!
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