Friday, 3 March 2017

TAG African Militia Unit

Hi Chaps,

Well I have managed to kill another camera! No idea what happened but it is no longer of any use so I borrowed the wife's camera for these shots.

The first African militia unit from The Assault Group is finally complete (except for the RPG which I will have to check the colour scheme of). This group was painted in little sessions as I had not planned to do them...I just fitted them in as life allowed. In retrospect I had no need to buy two units and two technicals because the chances of having them all on the table at one time are very slim indeed.



The Assault Group figures are easy to paint even for my old eyes and they should match well with the Copplestone figures that I intend to order when the defence budget is not under intense scrutiny (ie when the wife is not paying attention).

The Arab type "sleazy Abdul" figure and his body guards are also TAG figures and were easy to paint, these figures will find plenty of use if I ever get around to obtaining a board 3 feet or so square.


I do have a pool of modern types that could be described as private military contractors from a number of manufacturers but the chunkiness of TAG are my favourites. Placed next to Empress they look odd but together they have an almost comic book style.



Despite being busy I have used whatever free time I have to quickly paint up some zeds and assemble the motorcycles from "Project Z" from Warlord games. I am so impressed with this game that I will be buying the new Samurai game from Warlord "Test of Honour" which looks very interesting. Initially I was put off by the non traditional use of dice in the Warlord games set but now I am actually enjoying the system and the Samurai system looks very clever indeed.

I am sure that you will have seen it but here is the link anyway. By structuring the game and providing everything needed to start Warlord are helping someone like myself who has no discipline to actually get a game ready to play before being distracted!

https://store.warlordgames.com/collections/test-of-honour/



Lastly I found the Czar and his family! Not yet finished but these will be completed and will most probably just sit on my shelves-does anyone else buy figures that they have no actual use for?


Thanks for popping by Chaps, keep blogging.

8 comments:

  1. Great job, I struggling to resist those TAG miniatures.

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    1. Thanks Michael, please do try the TAG figure line they are easy to paint and full of character.

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  2. "..does anyone else buy figures that they have no actual use for?"
    Never! I imagine that I have a use for them and find that is enough :0)

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    1. Haha I am going to adopt your approach Nobby!

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  3. Quite a variety of projects going on. Nice to see some modern African troops, an evil dictator is almost expected... or a warlord.

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    1. Your right Clint, I have just the Chap in waiting! He will have to wait until I have completed the next unit though or I fear that I will never finish them.

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