Friday, 17 February 2017

From KenR: 28mm SCW Moroccan Regulares (141 Points)


This weeks entry was not even on the "might do" schedule at the start of the challenge, as with much of my painting I set about organising a game and then realising that I don't have enough painted figures of one type or another I get some more. The computer gets switched on and ten minutes later the required figures are ordered. These are for an upcoming refight of Jarama in March.


The figures themselves are a mix of Force of Arms and North Star. I generally use Empress Miniatures for SCW but they are not cheap and can be very expensive P and P wise so I opted for these. North Star are generally know as a figure retailer but they have a small range of 28mm SCW figures you can get platoon packs that further reduce the cost (down to £1.25 each, Empress are 1.75)


The command figures are from the old Force of Arms range which I think became Burns Miniatures and are now available from Templar Wargames and Scenery. The flag is hand painted.

This collection represents a company in our home brew rules, a command of 4 Figs with a flag and 3 platoons of 8 figs (including a LMG and Sgt) for a total of 28 Figs or 140 points plus the flag.


I have another unit of these ready to go but will probably leave them for a week or two. I have a test platoon of WW1 Highlanders for Mesopotamia on the table now along with my "signature dish" of some 1/2400 Naval. See you all soon.


Ah fantastic, glad you found the impetus to get these on order and painted Ken. The Snowlord is a SCW nut, with a gorgeous collection, I'm partial to the funky uniforms (and flags!) of the period, and I know theres a good handful of other Challenges with collections. I know what you mean about Empress vs the competition, those Empress sculpts are lovely, but on the 'less budget' end of the spectrum. But these FoA / North Star minis certainly look tidy and unmistakable enough for the job. And very finely painted, particularly the excellent flag. I really like the flag-bearing officer sculpt too, waving his pistol around uselessly. 

Hope you enjoy the Jarama scenario in a few weeks time, but I'd be rooting for the steadfast Internationales myself. 140 points plus a Flaggy Bonus. 

Phil

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    1. Thanks Tamsin, no hidden album title this week !

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    1. Thanks Dave, needed stuff for a game is a good incentive

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  3. Nice work, Ken! I rather like these Moroccan troops,I'm sure it has nothing to do with the fez either! ;)
    The flag is really good too! ;)

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    1. Thanks David, the fez really sets them apart from other units in the period. They will be in action soon.

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  4. Lovely looking SCW types, nice fez's and turbans, I like the period but I'm mostly a plastic man due to cost, I can't imagine anyone doing SCW in plastic though, oh and great flag.
    Best Iain

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    1. Thanks Iain, it's a fascinating period, a Spanish Company called Miniarions do great stuff in 20mm which is a lot cheaper, sadly their range started after I had shed loads of 28s

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  5. Lots of interesting troops in this unit. Really well done Ken.

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    1. Thanks Rod, it's a nice addition to the collection

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  6. Excellent work Ken, fine painting.

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  7. Great work Ken. You've featured twoSCW ranges I didn't know existed.

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    1. The North Star Figs probably only just qualify as a range, they only do Moors and Brigadista and a couple of personality Figs. The other range has suffered from having two or three different owners, probably the least detailed but good for filling gaps.

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  8. Really lovely work Ken. I need to flesh out my Empress regulares and these might provide a nice variation. Do you know if they mix well?

    BTW, brilliant work on the flag as well.

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    1. Thanks Curt, I don't have any of the Empress Regulares However I do have the International Brigade figures from North Star mixed in with Empress ones and they mix fine.

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  9. Ahh, wonderful work on a topic I'm working on at the moment as well. Really like what you did with the Northstar miniatures. I might get me some of them once I run out of Paul Hicks sculpts...

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    1. Cheers, the North Star stuff is a great addition to any collection

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