And finally… the first of the 5th Brigade battalions – all of which will be made up of figures from Gripping Beast/Woodbine Design Company. I like these figures. They lack a respirator case, but I can probably let that go. The figures are very dynamic and available with 14 different head options! I ordered a few of the 4-figure packs (Officers, Sergeants, Lewis-gunners, Bombers) with stuff other than the plain old Brodie helmet - thinking I'd mix and match some of the head options into the battalions. I kind of regret doing so now – as each battalion now has a dude with a bandaged head and a guy in a gas hood. I wouldn’t have minded the gas hood so much if they actually had respirator cases and were wearing the helmet over top – the plain gas hood just sort of sticks out a bit. Ah, well…
The 22nd Battalion, CEF was largely recruited from French Canadians in Quebec.
(Remember: click on the pictures for a bigger version):
22e Battalion (Canadien Français)
Detail of the formation patch. The blue patch of the Second Division surmounted by a red circle (red for the middle brigade of the division and the circle for the senior battalion within the brigade).
Coming soon on Tim’s Miniature Wargaming Blog: