Thursday, February 25, 2010

February Painting

So far February has not been as productive as January for painting.  I've only done a 12-figure camelry unit and a 12-figure cavalry unit for my convention game play tests that start in April, with the convention in June.  Both of these units are Falcon Miniatures (, but with the cavalry mounted on Miniature Figurine horses (which is the way I bought them on eBay).  These two mounted units along with two infantry units (of which only one is painted) will comprise one of the four native commands in my convention game.

Camelry Unit, Red Hawk Clan

These 12 stalwarts are all armed with rifles and ready to smite the infidels.

Cavalry Unit, Red Hawk Clan

Armed with a mix of rifles and swords/pistols, these desert raiders can ride rings around the slow moving Egyptians.  You'll notice that there is one dissimilar figure in the right rear.  Since I only had 11 mounted figures, he was "drafted" to fill-in as the "12th man."

The painted infantry unit of the Red Hawk clan was included in my Colonial game at last year's convention.  You can see it here:  Red Hawk Clan Infantry 

And a few words about the convention game:  This game will pit a heterogeneous force of Mahdist, Beja, and desert Arabs led by the Agandar of Karres, one of the successors to the late Mahdi and the late Khalifa.  They will be besieging the Eyptian supply base at Wadi Zoum-Zoum on the Green Nile.  Coming to the base's rescue will be a British river column including Royal Navy landing party troops, Royal Marine Light Infantry, and gunboats.  The game will be presented at the HMGS Gulf-South Bayou Wars 2010 convention in New Orleans on June12.  Convention Link.

Well, back to the painting desk for another Arab cavalry unit and two more Arab infantry units.


Archduke Piccolo said...

These are very nice figures - as are the infantry to which you refer. I like the pains you take to achieve authenticity, too. Tremendous!

VolleyFireWargames said...

great work never knew camels were albino's I have a small camel unit of thre riders and two supply camels

ColCampbell50 said...

Before I painted the camels, I did some picture searching, in both books and on-line, and found that there are white haired Arabian camels.


Fitz-Badger said...

Nice paint jobs!
I expect camels can come in various shades like that.

abdul666 said...

So pleasantly looking units from a great paint job.
Now, all the Red Hawk Clan warriors are generic enough to moonlight as their own ancestors facing a 18th C. expedition from Carpania or Courland...

Bluebear Jeff said...

I also really like the camelry unit. Nicely done, sir.

I wish that I could take part in your convention game; but alas it will not be as I am way too far away . . . *sigh* . . . oh well, just be sure to have a lot of fun and take plenty of pictures to share with us.

-- Jeff