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Centuries of European war and colonial world domination has hardened the British Expeditionary Force to field amongst the most versatile and professional infantry of the early 1900s...

Posted by Rataconfusca on Jul 19th, 2010

The largest Kingdom in the history of mankind; the feared British Empire spanned the globe for hundreds of years.

Centuries of European war and colonial world domination has hardened the British Expeditionary Force to field amongst the most versatile and professional infantry of the early 1900s. The effort on the Western Front consists of a multi-cultural smelting of units from across Great Britain and her many loyal overseas dominions.

As the Crown's combat arm, foot soldiers inevitably make up the bulk of the British line. Conscripted from the city slums and the rural villages before being given basic training, the Infantry Section is the BEF's basic rifle unit. Initially outfitted with the modern SMLE bolt-action, they can be rearmed as either Lewis Gunners or Bombers for extra firepower.


From perhaps the most prestigious regiment in the British Army, the Royal Engineers Field Sections have provided the King with expert demolitions and advanced construction since the Norman Conquest of the 11th Century. Recent developments have allowed for the deployment of gas attacks, and Field Sections can also supervise production at base buildings.


Fighting from the frontline, a two-man Command Section can inspire nearby troops with its presence, and has the authority to direct artillery strikes upon a foe's position.


Fighting fit, well equipped and experienced masters of coordinated assaults, Trench Raiders were London's answer to the feared Stormtroopers. A predecessor to the famed Commando units, only the strongest and most brutal soldiers of a battalion were pulled from their ranks to join the Raiders.


Benefiting from the experience of Scottish gamekeepers, hand-picked British and dominion marksmen honed their skills in the sniping school founded by Major Hesketh-Prichard in France. Thorough training and expertise would see the Scout Snipers of the B.E.F challenge and overthrow German sniping supremacy on the western Front.


Stationary automatic weapons relentlessly dominated the Western Front for years. Both sides extensively deployed machine guns across their frontlines to halt advances and deter assaults. Vickers HMGs were issued to British gun crews.


Whilst not providing the same raw power as conventional heavy artillery pieces, Stokes Mortars provided manouverable and instantaneous fire support to Infantry.


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Credits:
Textures by don Durandal
Models by Jorge
Update by Wartyx
Special thanks to Baida for the Lewis Gun

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Bon.
Bon. Jul 19 2010, 8:01pm says:

Most impressive!

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necron15
necron15 Jul 19 2010, 8:09pm says:

Wow. Looks awesome!

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CanadaMan7
CanadaMan7 Jul 19 2010, 10:10pm says:

Holy ****, that's awesome.

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Anonymousperson
Anonymousperson Jul 20 2010, 12:26am says:

Tally Ho, Gents!
Let's give those Huns the What-for!

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HounderKnight
HounderKnight Jul 20 2010, 1:32am says:

Very nicely done. :) Can't wait until the next update.

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Panzert
Panzert Jul 20 2010, 2:02am says:

Ah, here we go

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Torabi
Torabi Jul 20 2010, 6:31am says:

Looks great!

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Hendrix
Hendrix Jul 20 2010, 6:33am says:

Wow, looking absolutely amazing guys, really well done!

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Necrosauron
Necrosauron Jul 20 2010, 7:11am says:

Really looking good!

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willychong8921
willychong8921 Jul 20 2010, 9:31am says:

NEVER FAILED to impressed us agina & again! Superb model!

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volchonok
volchonok Jul 20 2010, 11:15am says:

great! but what about artillery? will there be 18 pounder field gun to confront german feldkanone?

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don_durandal
don_durandal Jul 20 2010, 11:36am replied:

All in due time. This was an infantry-centered update.

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Rataconfusca Author
Rataconfusca Jul 20 2010, 12:05pm replied:

And by the way,that Feldkanone in the gallery is outdated...

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RogerRamjet
RogerRamjet Jul 21 2010, 1:45am says:

Superb work... looks great.. watching...

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Abyssio
Abyssio Jul 21 2010, 3:27am says:

Trench raiders use sawn-off shotguns?! :O

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volchonok
volchonok Jul 21 2010, 10:38am replied:

sawn SMLE

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GRIM9541
GRIM9541 Jul 21 2010, 7:14am says:

It's fantastic ! Great job.

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AmazingRedd
AmazingRedd Jul 21 2010, 5:08pm says:

amazing, great work, keep it up.

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tibz
tibz Jul 22 2010, 3:56am says:

oh man can't wait :>

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Wilhelm_III
Wilhelm_III Jul 26 2010, 12:33pm says:

Those models are beautiful. They look better then models I've seen for HL2 mods!

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