(Remember: click on the pictures
for a bigger version):
The Legion force so far...
This finishes off the guys I have with sun helmets. I have
another unit of guys in kepis.
The bulk of this force was put together from a couple of
North Star Lucky Bags. The lucky bags are an assortment of random figures at a
fairly deep discount, but they are often from pretty wide collections – like
WW2 British, which could include british from either Artizan designs or
Crusader Minis and could be early war or late war European or commandos or 8th
army in North Africa or paratroopers or LRDG or… you get the idea… sometimes is
just “ancients” which could be a mix of just about anything… So for the most
part they are of little use to me – great for anyone just getting into
something looking for a small number of figures for skirmishing…?
But once they offered a French Foreign Legion Lucky Bag, and
as I had only a couple packs and no actual units I ordered two… so I instantly
had a fairly large force of Legionnaires… unfortunately the line has a wide
variety of legionnaires in different uniforms; in great coats and kepis, in great
coats and kepis with full packs marching, in shirts and kepis, in Troupes
Colonial uniform jackets and uncovered kepis, in great coats and sun helmets,
in shirts and sun helmets, in Troupes Colonial uniform jackets and sun helmets…
you get the idea…
Unfortunately this means my force has a wide mix of all the
options… I’ve tried to organize them into units of like stuff… but I just don’t
have quite enough of one type or another to make full units – which is why this
units has a couple odd guys in greatcoats…
I am tempted to order a few more packs so I could end up
with three units of legionnaires in kepis and three in sun helmets and each
unit having a distinct uniform make up… i.e. all in great coats, or all in
shirts, etc… but of course no combination of packs is going to give me the
exact number I need… ugh…
Ah well, I can’t buy any more of these for some time anyway.
I have much, much more that I need to paint before I can buy any more figures.
On that note I have caught up and have now painted more
minis than I’ve purchased (well… at least in the 28mm foot category… I have to
paint a few more mounted!) this year and have no intention of buying any more
until I can double than number… time to bring the painting debt down!
Coming soon on Tim’s Miniature Wargaming Blog:
I’ll probably knock off that
last unit of them next… because that’s how I roll – finishing stuff off because
it’s fun to finish things… not because I have any practical use for it!?
After that I should paint
something mounted – to catch up a bit in that category… Maybe some Great War
French cavalry…? Or some more of the ANZACs?