For my game at the Colonial Barracks convention in November, I needed a number of differently armed figures for the troops in the army of the notoriously unstable warlord. (See http://jacksongamers.blogspot.com/2014/09/send-in-marines-play-test.html for the play test report.) So I sorted through my mountain of unpainted figures and came up with two units of poorly armed "native" figures to join the ones I was using that were already painted.
|They are joined in one command by nine musket armed tribal warriors, also from Foundry. Eventually both of these groups will join my Darkest Africa forces.|
While these figures were fun to paint as I could almost let my imagination run away with me on their clothing, the last batch were more of a staid group, being more "armed civilians" for my Very British Civil War forces.
|These armed civilians are from the Artizan Design partisan and guerilla lines that Brigade Games carries. Their clothing also works for 1930s British. Their leader is in the center and you can tell from his beret and leather jacket that he is a veteran of the Spanish Civil War. They'll join the other armed civilians I already have.|
September was a very productive painting month with 50 figures painted and two buildings made. I think that I am finally out of my summer painting slump and I hope that the rest of the year will be just as productive.