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DML Allied Assault, Monte Cassino
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Provincia de Lugo, Spain / Espaņa
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Posted: Thursday, June 04, 2009 - 10:44 PM UTC
Jim Rae reviews Allied Assault, Monte Cassino 1944, which is Dragon Models' latest Commonwealth figure set in 1/35th scale.

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Posted: Friday, June 05, 2009 - 06:02 AM UTC
Hey, one from the Boss! Good review, Jim. Nicely-explained, even for a Jerry tread-head like me!
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Posted: Monday, August 17, 2009 - 04:11 PM UTC
Thanks for the wonderful review Jim. I especially like the box art as it depicts a typical Sikh soldier.

In response to your query, yes, almost all Sikh soldiers carry a ceremonial dagger called the "Kirpan" while going into battle; although this is not compulsory. The Kirpan is a symbol of faith carried by the Sikhs, however, only orthodox baptized Sikhs carry this nowadays. I did find some fine images of my ancestors while navigating the web, which I would like to share with everyone.