Monday, 26 December 2016

KenR : 28mm WWI British Signallers (30 Points)


Entry number 2 this year for me is this little collection of 28mm Great War Miniatures British Signallers. It's a gorgeous pack of 5 figures and a equipment piece. My WWI collection is for the Middle East, Mesopotamia and Palestine so these guys are a bit "Western Front" for me but I just couldn't resist.


Our intrepid group of gamers use the Toofatlardies rules "If the Lord Spares Us" for our games and these allow you to extend your command radius with the use of Signal bases, for years we have used plastic Meeples but I thought these would be much more pleasing on the eye.


5 points a piece for these 28mm which will give me another 30 (if the equipment piece counts as 1). I had a bit of fun with the 6th base putting a map on the ground sheet and turning one of the supply boxes into a a cache of "Yarkshire Tea".

Yarkshire Regiments go nowhere without Yarkshire Tea !
A good map is always handy
I'm already over halfway through the next unit of 28mm Indian Infantry so stand by for further incoming !

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Lovely work Ken! I've always liked this set of figures as they are so characterful (I especially like the fellow releasing the pigeon) and you've taken them to the next level with your additions of the map, signaling equipment and the Yarkshire tea! Infinitely better than Meeples. :)

30 points for your tally. Bring on the Indian infantry! 

44 comments:

  1. Great addition to your collection. I agree with Curt the pigeon being released is especially good but the Yarkshire Tea, pure gold

    Ian

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    1. Cheers Ian, can't beat a good brew !

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  2. That looks like Speckled Jim!

    Very nice

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    1. Cheers Dave, I bow to your superior knowledge of Lord Melchetts Pigeons

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  3. These are really nice. I like the map best of all but the others are nifty too.

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    1. Cheers for that, extra bragging rights if someone can spot the actual battle.

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  4. I am not Unknown :).
    As I tried to say I love the extra mile you have gone on the map and all the figure are fantastic. Well done

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    1. Cheers James, got to have a bit of fun with the minis sometimes to stop you going mad. Must dig out my "Totley Bitter" Space Marines.

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  5. Well done Ken! There's nothing like too much WW1 goodness.

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  6. These look great. I have to agree about the guy launching the pigeon being the favorite.

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    1. Cheers Rod, I'm very happy with the way that figure came out in the photo.

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  7. Cracking stuff Ken, right down to the Yarkshire Tea!

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    1. Ta Michael, you can't beat a decent brew, Yarkshire style !

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  8. Great great entry Ken. Wonderful character to these figs. I'm looking forward to your Indian Infantry.

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    1. Thanks Peter, The Indian Infantry is on its way.

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  9. Very nice indeed! Love the pigeon figure.

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    1. Ta Ray, I think we have the nucleus of a Analogue Hobbies Painting Challenge Pigeon Fanciers Sub Section!

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  10. This is excellent stuff, Ken; really top shelf work!

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  11. What nice models, well painted indeed. The game will look so much better with these chaps on the table instead of boring plastic meeples!

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    1. Thanks Jamie, I agree, definitely better than Meeples !

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  12. WW1 Middle east is very interesting. (My Grandfather was there)such a nice change from the trench gridlock. yes maybe they are a little western front BUT that would not stop me using them. brilliant job.

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    1. Thanks Clint, WW1 is much more interesting in this theatre by far, we had one game where Gurkas were disembarking from a Gunboat, charging into a group of Camel mounted Marsh Arabs, you don't get that on the Western Front.

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    2. As a Club we will be doing East Africa later this year. But I still prefer the Middle east for WW1.

      BTW My Grandfather was Training Indian Cavalry in the Middle east.

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  13. Cheers Clint, my Great Uncle served in the Engineers in the Campaign, sadly he didn't make it home and is buried in the Cemetery in Baghdad. It's definitely on my bucket list to visit, hopefully one day it will be safe to do special. Great to hear about your relative.

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  14. Excellent figures I really like the guy with the pigeon and the Tea is an inspired touch

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    1. Thanks Adam, Tea is always inspiring

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  15. Beautifully done. Extra points for the tea. Yorkshire is our house blend, wouldn't drink anything else.

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    1. All Hail the Yarkshire Tea ! Cheers Michael

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  16. A great looking group of figures Ken :)

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    1. Thanks Tamsin, how's the SYW coming along ?

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  17. Great stuff, the scenics for the pictures are superb too!

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    1. Cheers Sander, I always try and get a bit of a scene going with the photos, it tends to depend what is on the gaming table at the time.

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  18. That pigeon and the tea are great!

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  19. Really good work on the signal troops, Ken!
    I do like the pigeon release, but I think my favorite is the map and supplies....but coffee is better! ;)

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  20. Cheers David, but Coffee ! That's wrong, very wrong ­čśü

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  21. Excellent work, Ken. A lovely group of figure - there's no group of figures which can't be even better with the addition of a mug of tea and a pigeon!

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    1. Thanks, I might ask for a Mug of Tea and a Pigeon down caff next week, here in't Yarkshire I am expecting a wide and varied selection of Winged products.

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