So with no small amount of glee I can now present most of what is my Khaki Project for this years painting. All these figures are 1:72 Great War figures,most of them from HäT the exceptions I will call out. Let's start with my Emhar Mark IV male tank. A model that has stood assembled and primed in my cabinet for YEARS and now I have found an excuse to paint him up, gaining me 12pts.
Next up is a platoon of ANZACS or Diggers. They are HäT early war/ Gallipoli ANZACS and I have given them the white over red patches of the 8th Battalion. Why this unit? Well this is due to the brilliant ANZACS series. An Australian TV series available on DVD and on YouTube, and it follows some of the 8th Battalion's troops from the very beginning of the War, through training, Gallipoli and the West Front. I did some head-swaps to include some regular army soft caps and some sun helmets just to liven them up a bit. These 20 soldiers are good for 80 points.
Next up are some support stands. An 8th Battalion mortar and two 2nd Machine Gun company Vickers HMG's. Six soldiers are worth 24 points
On to some ALH, I have a small unit of the 4th Australian Light Horse and these dismounted troopers and horse holders will be added to them. Another 10 trooper squad is prepped and based but will not be in time for this post. These 8 troopers are worth another 32 points, I am not counting the horses since they do not have riders.
The pride and joy of this batch of figures are 3 bases of Late War Artillery. I have intentionally left any unit markings off, so I can use them as any Commonwealth Nation's artillery. there are two artillery pieces (White Metal from Early War Miniatures) and 12 crewmen. Two of those (the tank-crew carrying the box of ammo) are from Emhar the others are all HäT figures. 12 crewmen and 2 guns should earn me 64 points.
The last supplement to my Allied Great War armies are these 21 Late War Highlanders. The colour scheme is that of the London Scottish Regiment or something, which I have first seen in the Warhammer Historical Great War rulebook. Adding another 84 points, these Highland laddies bring the grand total to a whopping 296 points in total unless I am mistaken.
At the moment I am painting Napoleonic units for the next entry but I am not sure it will be finished next Friday. I am also pretty sure I am not entering the next Bonus round since I could not come up with a good idea. Oh BTW: Millsy all Antipodean personnel are wearing brown footwear in the colour Valejo Germ. Cam. Black Brown 822 from our catalogue ;-)
Great work Sander! I would indeed say this is a "points bomb", and a very impressive one at that. Usually I am a sucker for the WW1 tanks, but in this case my favourite is the artillery, particularly the piles of shells - great work marking them up. And this batch overall is fantastic, I'm sure they will look great on the table. Well done - and 296 points for you!