Friday, 3 August 2012

First Legion: Latest Releases and Announcements

Not much to report on this time round but what little of it there is, is nevertheless quite significant

First up, a new regiment for their American Revolution range

First Legion is extremely pleased to present our rendition of Haslet's 1st Delaware Regiment of the American Revolution! This regiment was one of the elite regiments of the early Continental army of 1776

They were among the best uniformed, trained, and equipped of Washington's forces at the time of the Battles of New York and Long Island and were one of the very few units that wouldn't be classified strictly as "militia" 

The 1st Delaware distinguished themselves well at the Continental defeat at Long Island and gave the British a taste of what the American fighting man was capable of.  We have presented them here in their mitre caps which was a unique feature of the unit

Images and details of the individual figures comprising the regiment can be found by visiting the company website;

Next up, yet another new range and, as far as I know, First Legion are the only major manufacturer currently tackling this particular subject matter

First Legion is extremely proud to present our latest figure range, the Vietnam War!!!  From the Mekong Delta to the DMZ, First Legion will take you there. Technically not a war as the US Congress never officially declared war, the US conflict in Vietnam lasted some ten years from 1965-1975 and wholly defined an entire generation of Americans

Our intention of course is to leave the politics of the war aside and focus solely on the military portion of the conflict with some of the finest figures we’ve ever produced. We’ve started off with US Infantry from the 25th “Tropic Lightning” Infantry Division. The division was heavily engaged throughout the war in and around the area of Saigon and is heavily associated with battles in the Iron Triangle, the Ho Bo Woods, the Boi Loi Woods, Hoc Mon, War Zone C, and even Cambodia

We have chosen to present them as they would have appeared in 1968/1969 right around the time of the TET Offensive and the battles which followed, wearing full kit whilst out on a search and destroy operation. With the superb sculpting and painting that we are renown for, these are surely some of the finest Vietnam War figures ever created. We sincerely hope you enjoy them and appreciate our attempt to bring to life one of the most controversial and defining chapters in American history

The initial release is restricted to four of the figures shown above and further images and details of the individual figures comprising this initial release can be found by visiting the company website

 Until next time, happy hunting!

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