Victoria's Little wars:
Brits in the Sudan, and Bolt Action. Strange bed-fellows
On my painting/modelling table at the moment:
Perry's Sudanese Mahdist Ansar warriors
Squaring up to the British colonial troops. The Ansar are mostly done now, bar basing and highlights
While the brits have only had under coat, base coat and flesh base done
"Here they come, lads!: Let 'em have it!"
"Bismillah! Alah-u Akbar!"
Production line in action
Different historical periods mingling in friendly fashion whilst drying
...or less friendly fashion. Salah- al Din being unhorsed (and de-handed ? )
by Viking Hirdmen with greataxes
Does anyone else ever imagine the conversation going down?
(For Gottz zake, Hans! Go play viz your flamezrover somevere else! Can you not zee zat det Hauptmann is plannink ze next attack? )
Und how vood ve get zere? Der Hanomag is ztill being painted! And it has kein Ketten!
I say, old Chap! Coming along nicely, what? Spiffing!
Terrain for Bolt Action:Having been mildly embarrassed with my lack of suitable terrain for modern , well 1940s, gaming in 28mm, I immediately sallied forth to rectify the situation
In this snap it looks MOSTLY ruined
But the bus-service is still running... Picked up some great pre-painted Corgi and Solido civilian period vehicles in approximately the right scale off Trade Me.
At the best of times I find it a bit of an issue with Warlord's figures being at 1/48 and their vehicles at 1/56 ! So these little buses are 1/50. Close enough, I think
While the Corgi US Command vehicle at 1/43 may just be a tad to big.
Half-painted Heer stopping in for Gipfel und Kaffee (Coffee and Croissants) at the Patisserie
Take a bit of old fantasy stuff, paint the floors, weather a bt
some EWAR stuff and scratch-built stuff, a HO/OO train platform...
40K, Mordheim, LOTR and EWAR bits coming together to form a ruined village and Eglise. Well, almost more like Monte Cassino, or the Vatican, by the time I was finished!
Now for some roads, of course, both tarred and un-sealed:
Out comes the crack filler. In-between we put in a bit of work on the Sudan.
PVA wood glue and sand
Dry overnight, paint and Voila!
Within a day or two we have roads, the Germans have retreated to the other side of town,
Or have they?
Opel blitz trucks are seen parked outside the ruined farm-house, as is a German staff-car
These Blitz trucks are the elongated version.
Some advance cautiously
While the bazooka team
and sniper team move into position
The French doctor sighs. The ambulance will again be needed.
All to soon...
...while back on the work bench a PzIV and a Hanomag are taking shape.
Typical German engineering. Taking forever.