Latest bash 2 x Vanguard Strike Company (VSC) - Royal Navy Commandos.
In July 2020. The Royal Marines established The Vanguard Strike Company (VSC) A new unit selected from a group of Army/Navy commandos totaling 150. This is part of Future Commando Force (FCF) an ongoing review of how best to utilize manpower & technologies in the future. Basically how best to modernise the Royal Marine commandos.
These commandos will have access to new technologies & weaponry. For example, the new uniform is from crye precision, its multicam and benefits from higher tear strength, lighter-weight, faster drying and is more breathable than typical 50/50 cotton/nylon mix. Weaponry changes, they will receive the C8 Diemaco, rather than standard issue British battle rifle SA80 A3/A2. This is all part of making the Vanguard team feel like a special unit.
The commandos will work in small versatile teams that will be tailored for each respective mission. The hope is to create a more agile and Lethal capability, ready for missions at a moments notice, whether war fighting or humanitarian operations or commando raids. Basically highly trained firefighters, to be dropped into the arctic or middle east at a moment’s notice
The Vanguard Commandos will also wear new shoulder flash & patches. The arched black and green Royal Marines Commando shoulder flash will be changed to a navy blue and red velcro-attaching rectangular patch, which dates back to the Second World War. Rectangular patches are also available in other backing colours, ie multical & army green.
New technology that has been trailed covers unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) & drones. Personnel have also been stationed on ships rather than in the UK, so they can get to locations around the globe faster.
Vanguard Strike Company will be deployed for the first time in mid-2021.
Breakdown of figure parts (just covered main parts):
Many of below items are from DamToys 78042 FBI HRT figure - always thought this figure was underrated - great for bitz.
BASE JUMP HELMET
BASE JUMP HELMET COVER (MultiCam)
HD CAMERA WITH HELMET
GEN3 SUIT (MultiCam)
GEN3 PANTS (MultiCam)
AVS (Adaptive Vest System) (MultiCam)
DUMP POUCH （MultiCam）
AN/PRC 148 RADIO
Easy & Simple
British Special Force 1/6 Scale Weapon Set A (L119A1/L17A2)
Merrell boots (no idea what exact figure I got them off - driving me nuts)
Drop down leg pouch
Drop down pistol holster
Pistol P226 with torch (Dragon)
L4G24 NVG Mount
IP 11 Tactical Personal Terminal With Protective Case
Scratch built items:
Face mask - Spoonflower multicam
40mm grenades pouch - spoonflower multicam
Shoulder Patches NEW issue to Vanguard Strike Company.
Note: rucksack from my parts bin, no idea who made it. Very good match to DamToys multicam uniform, so maybe Damtoys?
Photo with pistol: Pistol - bought a bag of 10 includes plastic holster and straps. Basic plastic toys - great for customisation. On this one I cut off long torch, added metallic paint to lower body. Plan on dremeling off torch section on a few, then add decal camouflage pattern - multicam of course but will use other camo patterns just to see what they look like.