First a conversion piece - this is made from a spare camel and a Perry Bashi Bazouk figure. I remade the saddle in milliput and added in a wire rope rein - this was soldered on the camels head and into the figures hand. The represents Major Kitchener in his role as an intelligence and scouting officer in the early Sudan campaigns.
next , 6 Mounted Infantry . By Wargames Foundry... well 6 horses and 4 riders are , two other riders are Perry ones ( but I am sure they were both sculpted by the same person as they are almost identical , of course you will have to wait and see what I did with the two officer figures. Plus a mounted commander which is from the lead pile which I am sure is Empress Miniatures. I just fancied doing this one as he was wearing his patrol jacket . Makes a change from khaki.
I had a set of old school "Arabs of the market" castings from Connoisseur Miniatures so I thought these will serve nicely to add to the civilians selection . The 4 larger market stalls are resin pieces with new paint jobs - the smaller one is part of the Connoisseur set, its metal - with a cover made from a piece of old handkerchief and set with PVA prior to painting. While the detail is and style of these old sculpts may not be to today's standards with a simple paint job and at typical table distances they still work well as set dressing in my opinion.
|The bustling markets with the other civilians from the collection|
So its 14 mounted and 10 foot figures and 5 market stalls (2 points each?). it looks like a much reduced total off 200 points .. well I have had the last two weekends off from painting. I am sure Martin, Miles and Alex will be glad to hear I start back at work this coming week too..
Initial work on the new man cave has started with window replacements completed - the electrical and lighting solutions designed, costed and contractor engaged. Flooring up next...
MilesR: Yet more inspired work but I'm afraid I must be a rules lawyer and point out terrain doesn't count outside of a bonus round. I feel bad but can't count the wonderful stalls so it's still a nice 190 points. As we may come down to the wire points total wise, I will spot you ten points vs my tally as that seems to be the sporting thing to do!