Monday, May 20, 2013

African Militia

Back in March when I played the “Gone To Ground” scenario from Classified: Special Operations Missions 1940–2010 I noted a bit of a deficiency in support weapons for my Generic African Militia and sought to rectify that by ordering some from The Assault Group. They took a while to get here (busy time of year for them, I imagine… Salute and all that…) but they finaly arrived last week (along with some African Regulars)  (and some WW2 US Marines…)  (just… don’t ask…)

(Remember: click on the pictures for a bigger version):

Support for the Generic African Militia.

The whole Generic African Militia mob.

And an odd British Officer that has noting at all to do with the Africans… but I happened to finish him up last night too… (figure is from Artizan Designs)

Coming soon on Tim’s Miniature Wargaming Blog:

Those aforementioned US Marines have lingered on the table long enough that I started putting some paint on a few. As minis come in I base and prime and often even do the “base goop” in batches so that minis are ready to paint when I feel the urge – also I can sotre them in the drawer/box they’ll be in along with their painted comrades and thus I have a sense of how much space I will need for them – and be remined any time I look at the drawer that I have some to finish up… Anyway, as the Marines arrived at the same time as these Africans I based and primed and gooped them all at the same time (along with some First Special Service Force troopers that arrived earlie but hadn’t been primed, etc. yet) and as they were still sitting there as I started painting the Africans… and sort of got some paint on them in the process… I may finish up a few of those… just for fun… along with some of those FSSF troops…? 


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    1. Thanks John!

      I have a love/hate relationship with painting irregulars... so much work involved in trying to make the group look unique, or at least diverse... but when it's all done and I have a pile of rather... well... irregular looking guys... it's looks pretty darn okay if I do say so myself...

      Hmmmm... is it just me or are there a lot of guys in blue shirts!? doh...

  2. Those little fellas are absolutely stunning. I think finally I'll have to get into moderns...

    1. Considering how good your WW2 Camouflage looks - I'd really like to see your treatment of more modern camouflage! Do it!

  3. I love the militia. Nice colours for their clothes and nice faces.

    1. Thanks Rob! I have to say your own africans have been nothing short of inspiring! And your shanty town terrain is amazing! I'm pretty excited about your new Hotel Zugando blog!

    2. Thanks Tim. I have posted pictures of some African civvies on Hotel Zugando.