Thursday, 22 October 2020

WW1 Mesopotamia Infantry and Artillery

 


With gaming still on hold the new units keep rolling off the production line and this month I've added to the 28mm WW1 Mesopotamia collection, it looks like our Xmas 20 game will be off with Pandemic so it could be a long while before these see any action.

I've added a battalion of Indian Infantry (2 x HQ, 4 companies of 8 figures with an MG) a couple of Artillery Pieces and a 4 figure Brigade Command.

The figures all come from Woodbine Design Company and mighty fine they are too, once I've added the cavalry I've got in the to do pile I'll definitely do a Troops on Parade feature on my Mesopotamia stuff, probably in lieu of our Xmas Game.


The HQ section for the battalion consists of one figure from a British Officer set whilst the other is a spare from the gun battery. The guns come with 6 figures which is too much for my basing so the extra figures always come in handy for extra commanders.


The machine gun base forms a nice little mini diorama.


I drop my flesh tone triad down a step for my Indian Infantry, base of Hull red, mid tone of Flat Earth and a highlight of a 50 50 mix of Flat Earth and Biege Red. I've also used a very selective wash of Strong Tone on the turban, weapons and leather kit, I find that a complete figure wash dulls the colours down too much.


I'm really happy with the gun crews, I have some of these in the existing collection but always seem to run out of models for games and end up having batteries "off table", these will give me more on table options.


Some nice posing of the models gives a really good sense of a battery in action.


On the paint table at the moment I've got some 28mm Italian Wars, some TAG figures for a Borgia Shot unit to go with my Borgia Pike Block. I am also trying a few different things with some 15mm WW2 German Infantry trying to get a look I am happy with before I go full out on the stuff I need to do.

10 comments:

  1. Lovely work there Ken and good to see you making the most of the 'lockdown' time you're experiencing.

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    1. Many thanks, there's going to be a lot of new stuff to put on the table when this is over πŸ‘

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  2. Very nicely done. A shame they might not see action for a while. I always look forward to your Messpot Xmas games.

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    1. Many thanks AJ, gonna be a big miss here too ☹

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  3. Very nice figures and painting. Interested by your approach with selective washes...nothing like my 'slap it all over' method!

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    1. Many thanks Lee, I found the Brut "splash it all over" tended to make the figs too dark, so for the Indian Infantry above I've just washed the boots, putees, rifle, leather equipment and turban with strong tone leaving the Khaki uniform to shine πŸ‘πŸΌ

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  4. Splendid Work Ken.
    Bloody pandemic, I've painted about 700 figures this year that will not get a game for ages.

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    1. It's been a poor year on the gaming front mate, fingers crossed those new figs get on a table soon πŸ‘πŸΌ

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