Monday, November 29, 2010
US NATIONAL GUARD
So the good guys are finally here ! put your hand on your chest and sing with me 'The Star-Spangled Banner' ... "Oh, say, can you see, by the dawn's early light....." The US National Guard are on the scene fully decked out in 1980 / 90's kit and the old faithful Woodland Camo, most of the Guard are carrying M16 assualt rifles, except for two of the Guardsman off who one is sporting an M60 LMG affectionally known as 'The Pig', the other guardsman is carrying an M4 carbine with an M203 grenade launcher attachment, another Guardsman worthy of a mention is the Corpsman (Medic), if you look closely you will see him carrying a medic bag, which is the only distingushing sign, otherwise you would struggle to pick him out, because as far as looks go, he looks just like anyone of the other Guardsman.
These miniatures are Mongrol Minis (Now sold through Newline designs) and I must say are really well sculputed with loads of character depicting that 1980 / 90's US Army feel, the type you see in a lot of the Zed films, I ended up purchasing the whole line, they are great minis with little to no prep work required, If I had to pick a fault, it would be a couple of minor things, the guns could have been sculpted a little bit crisper, and there were one or two minis with awkward stances, outside of these two minor issues, this is a great range.