Tuesday, 25 July 2017

Final elements to the Asia Corps

First up, Brigade Games' Asia Corps Lewis Gun teams.

Next, a unit of ten Jaeger. Four battalions of Jaeger were assigned to the Asia Corps, three battalions of the 146th Jaeger Regiment  and the 11th Reserve Jaeger Battalion. In reality, they probably looked just like the rest of the figures in this project being equipped with the sun helmet or soft visored cap. For variety these figures have retained their distinctive shako and badger skin backpack. Perhaps not historically accurate, but an interesting diversion. The Officer, bugler and kneeling NCO come from Great War Miniatures and the remaining seven figures are from Mutton Chop.

Friday, 21 July 2017

Asia Corps Cavalry

I didn't have a lot to go on when I was tasked to create figures to represent the single squadron of German cavalry that served with the Asia Corps in Palestine in 1917-18. All there was was a single grainy photograph showing a few lance armed troopers.

So, taking the Crusader Miniatures WW2 German Cavalry as a base the snips, scalple, drill, greenstuff  and Woodbine heads in soft caps were pressed into use.

Once painted we get this.

Add a few more and I have to say I am very pleased with the end result.

Tuesday, 11 July 2017

Asia Corps Guns

Crew from Brigade Games and the guns are the GWM 77mm FK97 with a lengthened barrel to make them look like FK16s. The Brigade Games FK16 model that came with the crew just looked too small to my eyes.

Sunday, 9 July 2017

Czech Legion Train 2

Some more Czech legionaries for Rodger's train. They are in the post. See what I did there? The Czechs are in the post? Thank you! I'm here all week.

For the most part these are Copplestones with couple of Forgotten Front figures thrown in. Instructions were to paint them up in a "hotch-potch of uniform."