Monday, March 20, 2017

Unexpected Reinforcements


In late October of 2016, a package arrived on my doorstep. It was a cookie tin, the classical war gamer storage container of choice. In that cookie tin was "some colonials you might be able to use with your VSF" an unexpected and very generous gift from one Mad Padre. I had a quick look and with winter temperatures closing in on the Man Cave, I put them away for warmer days.  This last week, I took a good look at them.

The pictures below do not do them justice. They are beautifully painted to a standard I will likely never achieve.
Artillery

Two units of Egyptians

Pathans with skirmishers 

Highlanders in trews


British Infantry

I cannot say enough how nice these figures are. Apart from VSF, they will be used for The Anglo Egyptian war and plans are afoot to acquire more Pathans for the North West Frontier.

Thank you again Michael!


Housekeeping:

6x6 - B-17 is back on the list as I am now flying the Circle A with the 509th out of Italy see 509th (H) B-17 Virtual Bomber Group for details.  No Pasaran!

After much faffing around the blog appears to be presentable again. One post was gumming up the works so has been removed.

3 comments:

Phil said...

Nicely done, love the Egyptians...

Michael Awdry said...

What a splendid gift.

kmfrye said...

Jammie blighter - congrats...