Saturday, December 17, 2011
With RM7 over with (I'll post a write up shortly), its now time to get on with my C20 Africans, of which I have forty figures ready to begin (all from Copplestone Castings). Twenty of them are German Askari's (though I shall paint them generically) and twenty of them are Azande musketeers. The latter appear to be from the Victorian era, but again, I'll paint them as generic Africans so they can be used in future games also. Also underway for RM8 is an 'African heavy tank', which I am converting from a Ironclad Miniatures steam tank. The beauty of alternative history is you can make up such anachronisms as African heavy tanks. The trick is to do it convincingly. The idea with this model, is that tank is a one off thats been based on an FT-17, scaled up by a renegade French engineer on behalf of a Congolese queen rebelling against Belgian rule.