I marked out a one inch grid on a couple of spare squares of felt in dots. I wanted to try some simple skirmishes using https://pampersandp.blogspot.com/p/heroic-encounters-portable-wargame.html
Heroic encounters Portable Wargame variant. A few figures were set up with stones from the garden and an enjoyable skirmish was had.
I began the forty or so 40mm semi flat sailors that I gleaned from various places in the shed. I like the classic marching pose and the running figure too. Good solid toy soldiers . I tried a very basic paint job conversion ( although the figures cap peak was removed too albeit clumsily by me) to produce a 1914 German Askari from East Africa. Not sure I like how he turned out but I will have a think. I have enough figures for a twelve man unit if I go ahead.
Hi Alan- Always like figures of Sailors in any scale- these look good and you've got enough to provide a 'Contingent'. Cheers. KEV.ReplyDelete
I do like sailor figures too, I have a number in different scales.Delete
Great to see Titin and the team in action already and that is a fine looking Naval Brigade.ReplyDelete
It moved forward yesterday a bit and the game was fun to play.Delete
Those Schneider homecast sailors look great en masse, I took a few pics of a 40mm GEA collection at the London Toy Soldier show a few years ago that you might like:ReplyDelete
Great photos and a splendid set up. There are lots of Schneider figures I have never seen before and who don’t come up for sale on eBay sadly. Lots of inspiration in the photos.Delete
I do like the sailors. The Askari would work for me but what was the original figure? For a moment I was afraid that it was one of those lovely sailors but I assume it was something like a tommy in puttees and peaked cap?ReplyDelete
The Askari were blue painted figures which I believe were S.A castings from the thirties. I bought them painted up as1900 Germans. All I did was to cut off the peak from the cap prior to them becoming Askari.Delete