Friday, 30 December 2016

From KenR: 28mm WW1 Indian Infantry (195 points)


Here comes entry number 3!

A 28mm Battalion of Woodbine Design Company Indian Infantry for my British Empire Forces for the WW1 Campaign in Mesopotamia.

The unit has a two figure Command Section and 4 x 8 Fig Coys, each containing a Sgt, a Light Machine Gunner (if you can call a Cauchat a LMG !) and 6 Riflemen. Added to that is a HMG stand with three Figs.  So a total of 37 figures at 5pts a piece or 185 pts.


We use the Toofatlardies rules for our Mesopotamian Games and it has become our traditional Xmas Game, so these Figs will roll straight off the paint table into action as we have a go at the Battle of Ctesiphon from November 1915.


Next up on the paint table are some more 15mm SYW Saxons but I will hold these back and base the 4 remaining battalions I have in one go, so my next entry will be some bits and pieces of WW1 stuff I want to clear before I do my "Armour" entry.


Happy New Year Everyone.

A mini points bomb of wonderful Indians! There's plenty to love about these Ken but I think the best part is the skin tones. I really struggle with non-Caucasian skin tones and have the greatest respect for people who can get it right. I like the restrained basing too - perfect for the intended theatre.
Judging by the look of the setting for your photos the upcoming game will be a visual treat to say the least. Lets hope these chaps do you proud in their first outing on the table sir.
You neglected to cost out the crew served weapon so these are actually worth 195 points.
Cheers,
Millsy

49 comments:

  1. Great work! I had no idea these figures were out there...I sense another possible distraction. Very well done.

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    1. Thanks Greg, the Woodbine Design figures are fantastic, I have spent plenty of money on them over the years !

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  2. Great painting work; their uniforms are very nice.

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  3. Very nice work, Ken - good to see the Mesopotamian campaign getting some attention!

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    1. Cheers Evan, I am a big fan of the Mesopotamian Campaign and our little group of gamers are gradually working our way through the battles, fighting Ctesiphon at the moment.

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  4. Wow - really nice figures. I've never painted woodbine figures before but they look really fun to paint

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    1. Cheers Sir, they have great detail, the faces don't particularly fit my style of painting, as say Perry Figs do, but they do come out well.

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  5. great entry love these woodbine figrues if I were looking for a new period I could be tempted

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    1. Thanks James, there are loads of lovely figures in the range, it's just a real shame they never added any Cavalry.

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  6. Super work - these chaps look excellent. And a really impressive collection of figures to add to the massed ranks for Mesopotamia!

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    1. Thanks Mr Roundwood, the collection keeps on growing !

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  7. Wonderful collection of figs Ken. Mesopotamia has long appealed to me and I have spent times drooling at the Woodbridge site.

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    1. Cheers Peter it's a big favourite of mine as well, lots of other pics on my Yarkshire Gamer site.

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  8. Great job Ken -lovely figs and very nice to see something different!

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    1. Cheers Paul, I probably painted everything normal 10 years ago !

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  9. These are excellent, Ken. How did you get the skin tone so good? Super scenery and photos too.

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    1. Kind words Jonathan, thanks. All Vallejo paints.

      Base colour, Hull Red 70985
      Main Colour Leather Belt 312 from Panzer Aces
      Highlight Beige Red 70804
      Washed with Army Painter Strong Tone

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  10. No I don't like them They look rubbish. kindly donate them to me!

    Alternatively each year I see things I wish I had painted and these are the first this year I think "WOW" when I see them. terrific. Just my cup of tea.

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    1. Thanks Clint, "Yarkshire Tea" I hope ­čśŐ

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    2. I used to live in Leeds, so of course Torkshire Tea.

      Am I glad you did not take my comment about not liking them seriously.

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  11. Great looking figures, the uniform colour really works

    Ian

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  12. Wow. Great looking paint jobs on some really nice castings, and so many of them! Nice work!

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    1. Great figures make painting easier that's for sure

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    1. No problem Sander, cheers and a happy new year

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  14. Wonderful work Ken! I love seeing figures from the roads less taken. Looking forward to seeing more.

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    1. Thanks Curt, that's mist of my WW1 done, might buy some more at the York show in Feb.

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  15. Nice work on them, Ken! The uniforms and skin tones are really well done...they make me nostalgic for marking my wee ESCI troops across the dinning table! ;)

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  16. Really fine entry, nice to see the Indian Army done and done well. The officers are lovely, the sculptor did a great job with the poses, especially the fellow holding (I think) his pipe. Lovely work all around.

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    1. Thanks Michael, the poses are great, I think you are right and it's a pipe, the other chap looking at his watch waiting to go over the top is equally stunning.

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