Saturday, 5 November 2016

WW1 in East Africa Update

I dragged out the British figures I currently have available for this period. The NW Frontier/Boer War Old Glory Brits can' be used because they have the wrong type of sun helmet but as stated previously,  I think the Indians are ok. Unfortunately we will be using a different basing convention, so my Colonial collection on 40mm x 40mm bases and comprising 5 elements per unit wont be any use.....SIGH!

I have about 12 or 14 elements of Kings African Rifles like these - figures by Brigade Games

The command element

Three KAR Askaris

The other three Askaris - really nice figures and great to paint as all the detail really stands out

A WW1 vintage armoured car - resin and metal kit from Old Glory

Mounted S African cavalry  (Boer War mounted infantry by Old Glory)

Indian infantry with British officer by Old Glory

6 comments:

  1. Wow, wonderful looking minis!

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  2. Thanks Phil - just working on another order for Brigade Games to add to these guys - but cant decide between German Askaris , Belgian Askaris or more Kings African Rifles - decisions, decisions!

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  3. Can't you tell the basing Nazis to do one......?? Why would the base sizes matter as long as the units are same size? :)

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  4. To be fair, the Brits are a bit anachronistic for WW1 - wrong sun helmets and probably the equipment had changed too, although my research indicates the Lee Enfield rifle was basically the same in 1900 as 1914. I will use the Indian cavalry because the cavalry will have to be on larger bases anyway

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  5. Kieth the bases won't matter too much, although smaller bases will mean that they will be at a disadvantage when they come under artillery fire - with narrower bases more can fit under the artillery template.

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    1. Maybe just spread the elements out so the unit covers the same footprint as a unit on larger bases, should avoid the artillery issue.....

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