British Cold War Spies...

British Cold War Spies...

Postby Iain R » 29 Jan 2016

...NOT wearing dinner jackets! Any interest from anyone else in a couple of British Cold War spies (70s-80s), dressed as if they are intending on doing something more warlike than shagging their way through the female ranks of the WarPac nations or gambling away HMG's money?

I'm thinking one based on Michael Caine's John Preston in The Fourth Protocol (one of the best cold war spy films produced IMHO), wearing a roll-neck sweater and thigh-length windcheater jacket with a hood, and armed with a pistol-
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The only image I could find; not the best but you get the idea. Go watch the film!


and a second one in slightly more battlefield-orientated rig- turtleneck jumper, combat trousers & boots and stripped-down 58 pattern webbing (belt & yoke with a single ammo puch, the other replaced with a pistol holster, a waterbottle pouch and a single kidney pouch) and armed with a silenced Sterling SMG, and preferably bareheaded. Similar in concept to the Sareyet Matkal Commando shown in the FoF rulebook-
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Again, a bit of a scrappy image, but gives the general idea...

I'd been mulling this over for a while for use in Force on Force games, but having just picked up the Black Ops book from Osprey, that's kind of confirmed that I need these in my life. They should be generic enough looking to pass for other sneaky-beaky types, not neccesarily just those OHMSS. So, any takers interested in these? :ph34r:
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Re: British Cold War Spies...

Postby cardophillipo » 29 Jan 2016

Definitely be really useful for our Arc of Fire Andreivia games :grin:
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Postby SP> » 29 Jan 2016

I'd buy them. :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
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Re: British Cold War Spies...

Postby Panzerfaust 150 » 30 Jan 2016

How about of couple of guys you could use for BRIXMINS types. Say a pair to slot into a landy, and then another pair dismounted, and doing things they shouldn't around Soviet rail yards in East Germany?
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Re: British Cold War Spies...

Postby Iain R » 30 Jan 2016

Panzerfaust 150 wrote:How about of couple of guys you could use for BRIXMINS types. Say a pair to slot into a landy, and then another pair dismounted, and doing things they shouldn't around Soviet rail yards in East Germany?


You reading my mind? :lol: the Hobby Den range of civilian Cold War vehicles is ever expanding, and I've been planning on trying to sow the seeds in Brian's mind for a Opel/Vauxhall Senator A, a Mk I Range Rover and a Mk II Ford Escort or Granada (for the White Mice RMPs shadowing SOXMIS), all of which would be very useful as ordinary civilan vehicles in their own right... BRIXMIS figures would be a great shout; there's already the bloke with the camera in the BAOR range who could be re-worked into wearing a parka with no webbing and being bareheaded (or in a beret), with a long lens added to his camera, pair him up with a bloke with a notepad or a toolbag, and the job's a good 'un. Again, these missions would make great Black Ops fodder...
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Re: British Cold War Spies...

Postby elhiem » 30 Jan 2016

interested....
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Postby Iain R » 30 Jan 2016

Permission to submit sketches...?
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Postby wargameroz » 30 Jan 2016

Great idea, happy to contribute £££ towards project
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Postby SP> » 31 Jan 2016

Callan and Meres could be good references:

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Re: British Cold War Spies...

Postby dragonwagon » 31 Jan 2016

Very cool alot of cinematographic games just popped into my febrile little brain!!
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Re: British Cold War Spies...

Postby elhiem » 03 Feb 2016

Yup, go for it :)
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Re: British Cold War Spies...

Postby Iain R » 04 Feb 2016

Something along the lines of these...?

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Postby elhiem » 04 Feb 2016

nice :)
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Re: British Cold War Spies...

Postby Panzerfaust 150 » 21 Feb 2016

Any chance we can have US and French MLM types as well? Would not be too hard to get photos of them?
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