Saturday, 15 October 2016
This is the completed Jacklex Voortrekker wagon BS1. Considering that this project is already a distraction this item has to be labelled a distraction within a distraction. That said, I really enjoyed the challenge of constructing, painting and basing this model.
Next I will be turning my attention to finishing off my first Boer commando which is already half painted so hopefully won’t take me too long.
Saturday, 8 October 2016
On discussion (with Roy) I’ve decided on a more traditional approach to basing my Boer War armies. A standard infantry base will be 60mm x 20mm and will hold 3 Boers or 4 British. Each unit will have one base split to allow for casualty removal and officers and commandants will be individually mounted on 20mm circular bases.
A Boer Commando will be 12 figures plus 1 commandant and British units will be 24 figures with 3 officers. I’m going a bit heavy on officers because my rules will have a strong rallying element for the British with officers trying to prevent their unit from getting pinned by Boer fire. I’ve got a half fleshed out set of rules now but more on that in another post.
Saturday, 1 October 2016
Also in the order were enough British figures in the running pose to make a full 24 figure unit and some more Boers to flesh out a commando or two. I’ve also taken delivery of a unit of firing British infantry from Raventhorpe so I have plenty of figures to get on with. Now I just need to find some painting time!