Wednesday, 1 March 2017

From JohnM: More Africans for Congo (50 Points)


I have to say that I am really enjoying painting this diverse group of figures from Wargames Foundry for the ruleset Congo. The paint just falls on them.

Up next is some groups a little lower on the pecking order than the Askaris I presented last week. This time I have gone with very muted colours, these chappies are just out of the bush looking for adventure. 

First up is the Ruga-Ruga. These men are the orphans of their tribes, left to fend for themselves. They are the mercenaries of the expedition age, hiring themselves out to whomever will pay. They are undisciplined but not lacking in courage. Armed with muskets.

Next up is the Young Warriors. These are young men of the African tribes, they join up looking for adventure, experience and glory. Armed only with spears and shields.
So another 50 points which I believe will push me over my goal. I actually never thought I would find the time to paint up 400 points for this year's Challenge. I was hoping to have my next detachment and supports of Blood Angels done for Epic 30k, but alas I was missing one vehicle to make up the grouping. Fortunately, I was able to find some on eBay, and they are now on their way to me. I am hoping to able to put them up next week. I am planning to finish off the Challenge with some left overs from last year, but we will have to see.

ByronM: Another great entry for your Congo game John!  The skin tones are really nice as are the shields and clothing.  You make it hard to not get into this game!  Keep up the great work and hopefully we get to see more either in this challenge or next year.  I still want to see what you are going to use for jungle terrain too!

21 comments:

  1. I really like how this project is progressing, John. The shields are excellent.

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    1. Maybe could have been a little sharper.

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  2. Great stuff, I'm also a fan of the shields, top notch.

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  3. They look very sharp, John! I like the shields and the colors you picked for them. I do like the foundry sculpts very much and your treatment of them is better than the webstore! ;)

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  4. Great work John, well done.

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  5. Great work on these figures John. It's been a great project to follow and I like the vintage photos that you include for reference. I echo Curt et al on the shields too.

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    1. The vintage photos are cool, I think these are Ruga-Ruga in German West Africa at around the turn of the 19th century.

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  6. Nice work! Especially those shields are terrific.

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  7. Hi Byron,

    I already have a pretty massive jungle terrain collection, initially done up for WWII Pacific but easily used for the African Bush.

    See http://fuentesdeonoro.blogspot.com/2016/06/the-jungle.html

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  8. Very good, I particularly like the shields

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