Yet another spangly troop type to kit out my army with... well I just had to have it!
|A complete Polish motorcycle platoon|
|A Ckm wz.30 mounted on a Sokol 1000 sidecar with handle and sights adapted for Anti Aircraft Use|
|Despite what this photo might look like, these aren't German Kradschutzen but the Polish semi elite 10th Motorised Brigade in their Reconnaissance Company|
|A Polish Motorcycle Section|
|Actually for use with my Renault FT-17 company as one of the command elements|
|Another command element for those Polish forces with a high percentage of motorcycle troops.|
So the quality of the soldiers is far higher than Battlefront, anatomically speaking the proportions of the figures are a lot more convincing and the bikes are definitely nicer with a 'sans sidecar' option being available as well... the only downsides are that the sidecar is completely wrong. Im not even sure where they came up with the idea from as I cannot find ANY photos where the bike troops have a square nosed sidecar... and the pack structure that you buy these in means you get too many dispatch riders per pack and not enough sidecar packs... meaning the net cost over Battlefront is a LOT more expensive...otherwise I would have had these ones as my motorcycle choice in a heartbeat.
Oh yeah... and one other problem. These True North Miniatures are all Polish cavalry uniforms. The only problem being that in an entire Cavalry Brigade there would only be one motorcycle allocated to the Brigade... everybody else riding around on, well... horses! Which means of course that the motorcycle and sidecar are totally useless and you would only ever need one dispatch rider at best! They become a bit pointless really! Still, nice models though...
So, there we have it, I can now also field as much reconnaissance possibilities as its possible to have with a Polish army as well... Go Me! Poland Forever!