Machine Gun Team, 28th Regiment,
17th Infantry Division Pavia, North Africa 1942
of what hoarders have bought and the rest ended up on eBay. Too bad!
The figures in the pictures represent a machine gun team from the 28th Regiment led by a sergente maggiore (staff sergeant). The gunner of the Breda 37 heavy machine gun is a corporale maggiore (corporal) and the gunner’s assistant is a soldato (private).
I've still got some work to do on them, but I have been working on some Printables for the folks that are collecting Italian soldiers. It will include post cards, cigarettes, money, Soldbuchs and rations as well as a few other things. Finding good reference materials on Italian paper items has sort of been challenging. There just isn't a lot of stuff to be had, but I'm thinking the ration packaging will at least be helpful to most folks. Not sure when they will be ready to post on the site, but they will be available probably within the next couple of weeks.
Well, thanks Panzercommander for sharing these great looking Italian troops with us. I can't wait to see them up close and personal at the meeting in a couple of weeks. Well, until next time, have a good one!