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Women's Land Army (with shotguns) - Bad Squiddo Games

£12.00

Availability: Restock expected, available to order.

This is 5 28mm scale unpainted metal miniatures from Bad Squiddo Games, comes unpainted.

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SKU: BFM/HF002

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The pack consists of 5 miniatures, cast in high quality pewter, sculpted by Alan Marsh. 28mm scale and fit great with all popular WW2 ranges.

What is happening here? Perhaps the farmer has let them off for the afternoon to participate in some game shooting, or maybe there is a downed enemy plane in the woods...

These miniatures work perfectly in both historical settings but also pulp scenarios such as Operation Sea Lion. 

In it's peak in 1944, there were 80,000 women serving in the Women's Land Army in the UK. As more and more men went off to fight, many jobs were left behind, which traditionally "weren't for women". Women filling these jobs allowed more men to leave the shores, as women certainly weren't allowed to do such an "unwomanly" thing. Many meetings were held over the duration of WW2 and it was always agreed that as life givers, women should not be pulling any triggers, even when men relatively high up gave it the green light, it was seen to be a bad move that would cause a national uproar.

So thousands of women moved to the countryside, and became laborers, taking on every task you can imagine. Many were "city girls" with no experience of the outdoors, so it was quite the steep learning curve! It's hard to imagine now, but even the fact that the uniform included trousers was a very big deal - trousers were men's clothing!

 

Weighs 90g including packaging. See our Customer Service page for details of postage rates.