Sunday, 24 December 2017

From DaveD - The Sons of the Desert (10 Points)

Legionnaire Millsy turned to Legionnaire Docherty and said - "you know I really don't like these funny blue uniforms, I much prefer the red we used to wear - even if you were in charge... and what are we doing guarding this old ruin for?"

""Don' t start that again ....you know we got cashiered because of that incident at Gimp... you should have been more careful where you dug the latrines - and when Colonel Campbell and his wife fell  in them there was a real stink! . so that is why we ended up joining the French Foreign Legion   "

"These ruins are as old as the hills Millsy, there will be buried treasure. - but I don't expect them to  survive long with you and your shovel...- its another fine mess you got us into.. "



The figures are 28mm by Unfeasably Miniatures 

They are of course "Stan and Oli"


these guys will go toward a Death in the Dark Continent force.


Hi All , with Xmas fast approaching I though I best get a first entry on the roster. This years challenge will see a fair bit of variety along with more stuff for the Sudan, Brits, Egyptian and Sudaness - there will be camels aplenty as Sander and I have a little camel related "challenge!"

I have some 1980s 6mm to continue with as i have game coming up with fellow challengers Martin C and James M  Also last year Martin and I picked up Death in the Dark Continent and Congo , so there will a foray or two into that. I have some VBCW troops to do following a game with Martin and friends earlier in the year.




Artist: Various

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Ahh, it's great to see our intrepid duo back again for another Challenge season. I was wondering why Docherty and Millsy were in Legion gettup, but I now understand in light of the smelly 'incident at Gimp'...

Lovely work, Dave - I really like the white kepis and the fully rigged pack on the one figure. And I must say that piece of terrain is cracking as well. Is that one of the pieces you picked up at CRISIS this year? All together, an excellent vignette and a terrific opening chapter for the continuing adventures of Docherty and Millsy. :)

10 point to you, Mr. D!

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  1. Ah yes MrC indeed that was one of a number of great terrain pieces I picked up at Crisis by German company “more-terrain”

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  2. Very nice start indeed! What characterful little chaps.

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  3. Surely the correct answer to "and what are we doing guarding this old ruin for" is a phlegmatic and "Because we're ere lad!"

    Love your work Dave! It's great to be back on the tools, even if it is in blue and not red.

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    1. And Whiskey Time will be getting a spin later today I reckon. Nice!

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  4. Love this Dave. When I see the two figures wandering through the ruin, I thought a perfect caption would be "What could possibly go wrong?"

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  5. Lovely work Dave. Looking forward to seeing where these two end up.

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  6. Beautiful work and very interesting design of the background of photos

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  7. Nice work Dave! I look forward to seeing more of your work (and the lovely terrain you use in your photos)!

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  8. Stunning first entry Dave, can't wait to hear more about the Dynamic Duo.

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  9. Wonderful scenery and excellent job!

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  10. Great work Dave! I thought I‘d recognized that piece of terrain :-)

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  11. Cheers all, it was nice to get back to some brushwork after a hectic month or so.

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  12. Grand brushwork, Dave! They do look excellent in legion uniforms. I really like the terrain piece too!

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  13. Great couple of legionnaires, Dave - present shovels!

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  14. Love Stan and Ollie, great work Dave.

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  15. Great stuff! Very evocative photography as well!

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  16. Great figures and +1 for the whiskey time playlist

    Isn’t the millsy figure supposed to be wearing a more “from fitting” type of uniform? Just trying to be historically accurate

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  17. The continuing adventures of Millsy and Docherty - lovely work Dave :)

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  18. A lovely pair of figures. Well done Dave!

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