I am back again with more plans and schemes that will remain my focus for about 10 minutes, before something else grabs my attention.
I recently bought the re-released Death in the Dark Continent rules from Northstar. I went in for it because........well, it looked good and I had no figures for it and I have no will power, at all. The rules came and caught my interest immediately, so all I needed was some figures. On our recent trip to Partizan I spent a bit of cash and ended up with a selection of figures from Wargames Foundry, Copplestone Castings and Northstars African Range. All told I had a mixed bag of over 80 figures by the time I had finished. I figured that would be plenty, stupid of me I know. I decided to base them on pennies (UK 1 pence coins) as they are magnetic and would also allow me to use the figures for Congo games. So sabot bases were needed for DitDC, which were easily arranged by emailing Supreme Littleness Designs and asking if he could knock something together for me. In less than 24 hours he had done so and I had ordered them. Top service from a nice chap who does exactly what it says on the website.
So, I started slapping paint about in a random manner and eventually ended up with a load of painted(sort of) figures. So here they are in their glory, sort of. Well, at least they are painted and none of them have been in my possession for more than a few months!
So there they all are. The planned force is a Cannibal Tribe list coming in at a nice 298 points made up of the following units.
One unit of 4 Elite Warrior bases including the Chief
Two units of 4 Warrior bases
Three units of 4 skirmisher bases armed with spears
Two units of 6 pygmy bases with bows
The Surprise stratagem, so they can all set up in ambush
Some pitfalls to force the enemy into the rough and slow them down
As I said, I need to get a Chief type and some more warriors, so Northstar will get an order as soon as my finances have recovered. In the future I plan a Naval Landing Party force using the Perry Miniatures Sudan figures. They can have a gatling gun......
So that's it for Africa for the time being, although I have also painted up some other things for another plan, more on that tomorrow.
Adios for now.
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