Barely are we relieved from the heat waves, it’s time to heat up the hobby again. To get back into our seats us mountaineers are joining forces: over the next couple of weeks we’re going to explore some African heights.
There’s two simple reasons for that: First, the great coverage that TooFatLardies delivered for their upcoming WW2 ruleset Chain of Command enticed us to give gaming this conflict a closer look. Second and, of course, by lucky coincidence, we all caught the “Desert bug” (like so many other weak-willed fellows) when the Perries finally released their first boxes and blisters covering the Desert War of 1941 to 1943.
Now, after months of scheming, tinkering and even occasional painting sessions things have to get started, for at the end of August Chain of Command will be hitting the shelves. The plan is to get the basic troops required (i.e. a platoon each) and some additional bits and pieces (or rather whatever we can manage) ready until then – and maybe, just maybe stage an introductory game as soon as the rules have arrived.
Brave Lt. Hazel has agreed to build up an Italian force, while both dear Dr. Remington and myself have joined the British cause. We will likely not provide extensive coverage of photos and background. All models are first and foremost meant as no-nonsense gaming pieces, so speed in painting and presentation is essential. A nice test for our skills in that area as well. 😉
Without further ado, here’s my first entry: a section of Poor Bloody Infantry, all armed with rifles and led by a stout Cpl. Myers. They are based on 20mm washers, apart from the NCO who’s distinguished as an officer (with beret, on 25mm washer) in terms of the rules.
These have been painted – with a few tweaks – according to the guidelines provided by Michael Farnworth over at Artizan Designs. I also opted for varied tones of the uniform, however inaccurate that might be at section level. The Lieutenant also presented me with a very nice photo mat which will feature in the next couple of pictures as well. Just playing with effects, here’s another shot:
All miniatures by Perry.