Italian Infantry Alternatives
In the latest Warlord newsletter Kieran Leishman looks at how the new plastic Italian Kits can be kitbashed and customised to represent the various Italian force option in the new Tough Gut Italian Campaign Book.
Following the Italian surrender in late 1943, General Umberto Utili would go on to serve the new Allied-aligned Kingdom of the South. Commanding the Corpo Italiano di Liberazione (CIL, or ‘Italian Liberation Corps’), his men would serve alongside the Allied effort, using Italian equipment and uniforms.
The Armistice and the rescue of Mussolini led to the creation of a new puppet state, with Italian troops that remained loyal to him fighting for the new fascist regime or volunteering their services to the Germans to continue the fight for the Axis.