Vive le sacré mercenaire !
Any one else think that these mercenary miniatures from Froundry are French? After all with the stripes and berets, all that is missing is the onions.
I found these models looking through Foundry’s Street Violence models, whilst looking for some 28mm minis I had seen on a forum I am part of and whilst I couldn’t find the original post I recalled that where they came from - Or at least I thought I did, when I looked I couldn’t find what I was looking for and instead found these “French” mercenaries.
More awesomely I also found a set of miniatures that bore a striking resembalance to the best mercs from the 80s - The ‘A’ team, although for important legal reasons the set was called “The B Team” and had characters such as Mister Z.
I nearly bought them, but sadly their purchase will have to wait for another day. I had to chose between buying just them or buying some ninja and Shaolin monks that had also caught my eye on another site. The monks and the ninja won out - Partly for cost reasons (I could get 15 minis or 5), but also because I reckon my painting skills aren’t good enough to do ‘The B Team’ justice.
I’ve just been informed that the stripy tops don’t suggest that they are French, apparently to those who know more about things miltary they are more likely to be Russian special forces, as evidenced by the following recruitment video which shows just how manly they are.
The same persons who pointed out that also observed further evidence that these mercenaries are unlikely to be French, as they look like they are facing the enemy and not runing away.