Women's Land Army (Picnic)
The pack consists of 5 miniatures which can be based individually or set up as a vignette. Cast in high quality pewter, sculpted by Alan Marsh. 28mm scale and fit great with all popular WW2 ranges.
These ladies are enjoying a break from all the hard work with some lovely tea and sandwiches - oh, do I spot a spitfire flying overhead? Perhaps it's time for some war time sing alongs to keep up morale...
I grew up in a small village which consisted of many women who had served in the land army and then settled down in the same area, one of which was my own nan! It gave me an interest from a young age (even when I was a bit disappointed to discover they weren't a military organisation, for a while I had an image of her shooting nazis).
Launching the Home Front range has been something I have wanted to do since setting up Bad Squiddo Games, so I am more than excited to announce the start of what will be a very large range. I hope you love the miniatures as much as I do - Annie Norman, owner of Bad Squiddo Games.
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!
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