Orde Wingate’s tough jungle fighters are now here! Taking the fight behind enemy lines and in some of the world’s most inhospitable terrain these chaps are the epitome of British doggedness.
The Chindits were the largest allied special forces in operation during WWII. Formed from the British Indian Army as well as the British Army, these men operated deep behind enemy lines in North Burma to bring the battle to the Japanese. The jungles of Burma provided plenty of hardship transforming these fighting men into some of the toughest and grizzled soldiers of their day. The models we have planned reflect the unique nature of this fighting force, as you can see here in the boxed set, character pack, and Vickers HMG pack below.
Ordinary soldiers asked to do the extraordinary, the British Chindits of Burma in WW2 have earned a fearsome reputation for bravery and sheer bloody mindedness in their drawn out daring raids behind Japanese lines. In a hostile environment, these men, nicknamed after a mythological Burmese temple beast, fought a hard war to win back Burma from the all conquering Japanese army and forged a name that will be remembered in history.
Chindits Boxed Set:
Boxed set containing 20 metal miniatures including a mule!
– Command: Officer with Thompson SMG, Sergeant with M1 Carbine, Medic and radio operator. 2-man 2” mortar team.
– 10-man Section: 2x NCO with M1 carbine, 2-man Bren Gun team, 6 Chindits with Lee Enfield rifles.
– 2 Burmese scouts
– Mule and handler
– Random wounded Chindit
Major-General Orde Wingate is quite possibly the most eccentric character from the Second World War. He would carry an onion around his neck that he would bite into as a snack and often went without clothing.
Major Bernard Fergusson served in the Black Watch before being given command of the 16th Infantry Brigade which was to be converted into a Chindits formation to operate deep behind the Japanese lines.
Lt Cairns won the Victoria Cross after he was attacked by a Japanese officer who, with his sword, all but hacked off the lieutenant’s left arm. The latter killed the officer, picked up the sword and continued to lead his men, slashing left and right with the captured sword, killing and wounding several of the enemy before he himself fell to the ground. This action so inspired his comrades that the Japanese were completely routed, a very rare occurrence at that time. Available now in one pack!
One of the oldest and best serving weapons of the British Commonwealth armies, the Heavy Vickers machine gun on tripod served through both World Wars and even on past Korea. Reliable and accurate, Warlord’s Chindit machine gun team is just what the doctor ordered to support the infantry platoons as they advance. Purchase one in the webstore here for your army!
Get your jungle campaign off to a great start with our Chindit Raiders or Orde’s Horde deals. These provide everything you need to infiltrate deep into the green inferno…
– 2x Chindit Box Sets
– 1x Chindit Characters Pack
– 1x Chindit Specialists
– 1x Chindit’s Vickers HMG Team
– 1x Chindit’s 3″ Mortar Team
– 1x Close Quarter Fighters
– 1x Mule Team
3x Chindit Box Sets
1x Chindit Characters Pack
2x Chindit Specialists
2x Chindit’s Vickers HMG Team
2x Chindit’s 3″ Mortar Team
1x Close Quarter Fighters
3x Mule Team
1x Jungle Tufts