Getting ready for some Great War gaming in East Africa. These are the last of the Germans I have (for now…). Next I’m going to get cracking on the British. As the British would work for anywhere warmish I may work on the Turks after that… or I may get into the Zulu stuff… or possibly take up the Challenge and crank out some nappy British (half of the Renegade Miniatures order arrived yeaterday, I expect the rest today or tomorrow…).
(Remember: click on the pictures for a bigger version)
Here’s what I painted up over the last couple days. These are my own figures that I modeled, molded, and cast myself (four years ago!). The German NCOs are actually just figures that I made for the Vimy Project that I painted in khaki. The white/Khaki feldmuze probably isn’t all that accurate… but… oh well…
Here’s the entire force so far:
4 Feldkompagnie (or Zug… or Squads… depending on what scale I’m playing at…) of Schutztruppe, a unit of German Sailors (with an MG detachment), and assorted local volunteers, porters, and “Ruga-Ruga”. The latter three (local volunteers, porters, and “Ruga-Ruga”) are generic and could be used by anyone…
Dagnabbit! I totally forgot to put the MG team in that picture!? Ah well, you can see them HERE
I do have some more rifle armed irregulars to paint up and a bunch more spear and shield armed tribal warriors – so those contingents could increase a bit in the near future. Also I still have the moulds so I could potentially cast up hundreds more askaris… but to what purpose? I only have so much time (to paint) and so much space on the tabletop, and this seems like a reasonable sized force that would allow for some maneuver on my table.
Coming soon on Tim’s Miniature Wargaming Blog:
Very likely King’s African Rifles Askaris.