Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Newly Painted Victorian Colonials

During the first half of May, I was really churning out the figures for my May 16 game. Here is a look at the ones that were done. Except as noted, all these figures are from the venerable Ral Partha 25mm colonial line, which is still produced by: Ral Partha Colonials. These are all organized to be used with The Sword and the Flame rules by Larry Brom, available from Sergeants3 (Brom).

As always, please click on the picture for a larger image.

The Anglo-Indian Khalaam Field Force commander and his escort
of a trooper from the 10th Hussars and a lancer from the 10th Bengal Lancers.

A troop of the 10th Hussars.
The swords are small straight pins that were super-glued into the hands.
The officer is from the British command group.

The dismounted figures of the 10th Hussars.

A troop of the 10th Bengal Lancers.
The officer is a Miniature Figurine trooper painted as a British leader.

The dismounted figures for the 10th Bengal Lancers.
The officer is a temporary fill-in of an Indian artillerist.

The battery from the Royal Artillery.

The Emir's Bodyguard cavalry is a mix of Bashi Bazouk and native cavalry.
Eventually I will acquire enough of each type of figure to have separate units.

One of the two native guns with its crew.
The gun is the Foundry Darkest Africa piece.
The "advisor" is Major Ivan Skavinski Skavar ( poem )
from the "Great Khan of the Steppes" (The Tsar of All the Russias)
(and is actually an Askari French officer!).

Over the past four and a half months, I've been able to make good strides in painting my small hillock of Victorian Colonial figures. This has been helped by this year's gaming theme of Colonial Adventuring in our wargaming group. For the rest of the month, I'll be building the "Fortress of Khalaam" for my games on May 30 and June 20 prior to the scenario being used for the 2nd Annual George Carr, Sr., Memorial Colonial Game at Bayou Wars, our regional convention in New Orleans, on June 27 ( Bayou Wars ).


Bluebear Jeff said...

I do like those old Ral Partha's.

-- Jeff

WSTKS-FM Worldwide said...

Hi Bill,

I agree heartily. Always thought they the right mix of correct proportion and detail. Looks like a fun game. P.S. -- The overall set-up is attractive too.

Best Regards,


Fitz-Badger said...

I agree. :-)

But where are the Scotties? ;-)

Fitz-Badger said...

No sooner do I post that comment to pop over and find the Scotties have arrived on the Lead Gardens blog! lol

Gallia said...

Congratulations regarding your build-up of forces Colonel.

ColCampbell50 said...


The Highlanders were painted several years ago before I started blogging. Once I get the battle report posted, you'll see some pictures of them in action.


ColCampbell50 said...


Better yet, look at the next post down (earlier) and the third picture is of the Highland company in action.