|4 men on a stand as opposed to the normal 5 on regular infantry made these fellows a swifter paintjob, which was nice.|
This is a platoon that will not see much time on my playing surfaces seeing as my regular opponent has yet to use fortifications, minefields or barbed wire, but the first tournament of 2015 is a small Infantry companies only 1200 point effort and I found they were all I could fit in to my list. Battlefront's own Brit Pioneer sculpts are more for their Italy Campaign line, and so I decided to look elsewhere as I wanted mine to fit in with my current Late War Canadians who are based around a Western Europe theme. Peter Pig Miniatures had a wee pack of their own Pioneers and whilst a little smaller than Battlefront's sculpts, seemed to fit in and give enough character to my stands that they couldn't be confused with regular infantry.
|Close up showing that this very suspicious cask needs investigating by these brave Engineers.|
|Yup, that's a bit dodgy looking alright.|
|More Pioneers on the move, cautiously scanning for hidden mines.|
|Jerry has booby-trapped these supplies.|
|And taken all the wine and brandy from the crates to boot! Gits!|