Wednesday, 6 March 2013

Heia Safari!


This update takes us to Darkest Africa where a small German force led by the legendary Von Lettow-Vorbeck and aided by native auxiliaries, is fighting the French, British and Belgians. These figures are part of a series of HäT sets that depict both the German Schutztruppen, Askari's and native Ruga Ruga's. Here I present the European Schutztruppe include Von Letto-Vorbeck.

The group-photo:
I have found reference for all my colour choices i.e. the different colours of headgear so I find them a very nice and colourful bunch.

The officers:

The HMG:

The foot troopers:


I intend to use them not only to play WW1 skirmish scenario's but also some Pulp scenario's if and when I get the chance.

Cheers Sander

Listening to:  "Media Vita" by Reincarnates

Monday, 4 March 2013

Vehicle showcase: Mark IV Female


For my WW1 games I posses a small wagon-park and I thought I'd put them up in a new "showcase" series, hence this "Vehicle showcase" article.

Let's start with that most famous of WW1 silhouettes: the British Mark IV. I have several EMHAR plastic kits build by Hans Slaager and painted by yours truly.

My Mark IV, I have done up in a regular late-war green scheme with the British red-white recognition markings. The tank is fictional and as such has the number C23 (C company 23rd vehicle) The legend reads Iron Duke. There was a real tank called Iron Duke, but this is not suppose to portray that particular vehicle. Well I'll let the pictures speak for themselves. 

Cheers Sander

Watching season 2 of Game of Thrones by HBO