Friday, November 24, 2017

SALE: Azande and Force Publique armies


After some thought I have decided to sell two of my armies - Azande and Force Publique that I made for Death in the Dark Continent.

Both armies are painted to a high standard and are based on 2mm thick 60mm x 30mm mdf bases with the exception of the bearers for the Force Publique which are based on 25mm washers.

The miniatures are all metal from Wargames Foundry, with the exception of some of the Azande musketmen - they are from Copplestone Castings and sculpted by Mark Copplestone, who also sculpted the Wargames Foundry Azande minis. The baggage base for the Azande are exclusive Nickstarter models from North Star.

While they have been based for Death in the Dark Continent, they can easily be used for other systems. But for Death in the Dark Continent the 300 pt. armies consist of the following:

1 base - Chief, with Elite Skirmishers with breech-loaders (3 minis)
3 bases - Elite Skirmishers with breech-loaders (6 minis)
6 bases - Skirmishers with spear (12 minis)
8 bases - Elite Skirmishers with throwing knives (16 minis)
11 bases - Skirmishers with muskets (22 minis)
Baggage, here represented by the chiefs family (3 minis)

62 minis in total

- of course you can choose for some of the musket bases to represent more breech-loader armed bases.

Force Publique
1 base - Chief, with Elite Soldiers with repeaters (3  minis)
6 bases - Volunteer Askaris: Soldiers with breech-loaders (18 minis)
9 bases - Conscript Askaris: Raw Soldiers with breech-loaders (27 minis)
Baggage, here represented by 7 bearers

55 minis in total

I am looking to get £200 per army, or if someone is interested in both £350 - plus £15 postage per army.

Let me know in the comments if you're interested and how I can get in contact with you. And feel free to share this blog post.

Here are some pictures of the Force Publique:

Thursday, November 16, 2017

1812 Retret from Moscow - French Rear Guard

Been over a month since I last posted. Real life has taken a lot of time, so while I have been able to paint, I only recently found the time to take some pictures.

This is my French Rear Guard, commanded by Marshal Ney for the retreat from Moscow. This is mostly Perry miniatures, with some Murawski Poles added, and a single Front Rank miniatures.

The force is made for Sharp Practice, and the troop types are home-made, since I wanted to make them weaker than a standard list. Among the rules is that each group has to roll to see how many men are still in the group. The result can be either dead or the figure has become a straggler. Thank you for the help that I received on the Too Fat Lardies forum in making this list.

The force consists of the following groups:

8 Leaders
3 x Veteran Chasseurs
2 x Dismounted Cavalry
2 x Voltigeur Skirmishers
1 x Light Cavalry