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In case you ever wondered just what kind of preparation Afghan police recruits get in order to prepare them to face the Taliban, rest assured they're offered the very latest in high-tech training technology. BrickArms' Toy taliban figure For proof, check out the fourth snap in this slideshow from FOCUS online. Regular readers …

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  1. Studley

    Never mind picture #4....

    ...Let's hear more about pictures 1 and 2 in the slideshow, please!

  2. Anonymous Coward
    Paris Hilton

    Never mind 22nd Aug what about the 20th ....

    Picture #4 - NSFW

    http://www.focus.de/politik/deutschland/bilder-des-tages/20_august_2011/

  3. Michael H.F. Wilkinson
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    Brilliant

    You just cannot make up this kind of stuff!

  4. Johnny Canuck

    This is not a title

    I like the highly detailed building model in the background.

  5. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    meanwhile...

    .. in a british training class they are still trying to implement a 2million pound database to better keep an eye on who enters and leaves the room.

  6. paulxb

    In other news...

    British police have to use Lego:

    http://www.thepoke.co.uk/2011/08/10/many-of-the-rioters-are-just-kids/?pid=4993

    1. Elmer Phud
      Headmaster

      Kids

      If the rioters are kids then shouldn't they have used Duplo?

  7. Mike Richards Silver badge

    So this is what Lester does on his days off

    But what will they do if they're attacked by Optimus Prime?

  8. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    So does this demand a real world reenactment?

    So does this demand a real world reenactment or it didn't happen?

    (shouldn't we have a Playmobile icon?)

  9. Sabine Miehlbradt
    Boffin

    Makes sense actually

    If you need to have cheap, robust models, Playmobil isn't a bad choice. The selection is good and you can get them in every toy shop.

    Those scenes were for training purposes so you can build a new scene and hand the trainees the figures and make them set up a checkpoint or something.

    Playmobil figures are big enough to be seen from the back rows.

    Never mind Germans grow up with Playmobil so it's a pretty natural choice if there are no special models to be used instead. Many adults and all kids have some around.

    Ceterum censeo we need that Playmobil icon.

  10. Decius

    Not training...

    Clearly they are using the figures to play some variant of Warhammer. The one in front is a lone standard bearer, who appears to be the sole survivor of a unit of Dwarves backed up by tanks proxied by police cars...

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