Thursday, 31 March 2022
Terrain and more Bolsheviks
Tuesday, 29 March 2022
More British cavalry
Sunday, 27 March 2022
RCW - More Bolsheviks
Another quick update on my progress. A few more command figures to lead my units.
Next up was 3 more Lewis guns, can never have enough machine guns I feel.
Lastly was another unit of infantry. They are designated as Elite Bolshevik infantry. Not sure if I will use them as such, probably just mix in with the others.
So that's another 16 figures added to the collection. I've got another 20 infantry and cavalry on the painting table after I finish a small number of British cavalry.
Wednesday, 23 March 2022
RCW - Bolsheviks
Monday, 21 March 2022
A mixed bag
Once more a bit of a mixed bag as I clear some half finished models off of the painting table. First up is 2 commanders for my 10mm army. These were much nicer to paint compared to the strips of figures.
Next up was a 3d printed donated by one of the club as he tried out his new printer. It is a Constuctora armoured car. More than useful on the gaming table and not vad gor a free model.
Lastly I made a start on some Bolsheviks for some Back of Beyond gaming. The infantry are all from Copplestone miniatures. The HMG team is from Blacktree. It is meant for WW2 NKVD, but a little filing of the hats and they fit right in.
I do need to source some flags for the Russian Civil War. I've also got another 8 of these on the basing table. Not a bad start and will nearly have enough to take on the British.
Saturday, 19 March 2022
Last of the British
I think these will be the last of the British, at least for a while. Mainly as I want to start on the Russians. First up is the last remaing cavalry officer. The figure was in bad condition, but still servicable. He will be fine hidden the unit.
Next up is the last of the remaining riflemen, enough for a full section. Again these are all Renegade miniatures. There are a few Scottish infantry mixed in, which helps with a bit of a campaign look to the force.
Now I can make a start on those Russians.
Tuesday, 15 March 2022
Saturday, 12 March 2022
British Field gun
I decided to add a bit of firepower to my British force. The model is from Renegade miniatures. I think it is the 13 pounder.
I'm missing 1 crew member from he set, but I'm happy with it. I've not managed to sort out enough figures for a small unit of 8 cavalry, though they seem to have an over abundance of officers.
Tuesday, 8 March 2022
Finally got around to basing these figures. 8 more to join my little force for some Back of Beyond gaming. They are 2 Vickers machine gun teams, I may split into 2 small support groups or field as a single section to support the advance of the rest of the troops.
There are currently 2 officers in this section, so one will be swapped out to lead one of the rifle sections. I also took the opportunity ķto paint up a leader for the force. Like the rest he is from Renegade miniatures.
I've now got the artillery undercoated, so hopefully progress on that shortly. I'm also pretty sure I have some of the Renegade Britsh cavalry some where. Will see if I can dig them out.
Sunday, 6 March 2022
Back of Beyond Brits
Quickly following on from yesterdays post I have managed to knock out another 20 built British infantry for same gaming in Central and Eastern Asia. Like the first section these are all from Renegade miniatures. Nice and easy to paint. Most of these are un the Early war uniform, which was still in widespread use across the empire. The Lewis team are in the late war uniform. Obviously not for the purists, but satisfy me.
So that is 3 infantry sections completed this weekend. I also have a Commanding officer and a HMG section, made up of a couple of Vickers machine guns just needing their bases completed. Searching through the lead pile produced a field gun, but only 5 crew, must have lost one at some point. These are now undercoated and hopefully completed sometime this week. Not a bad little force of 6 units put together in a short time. Perfect for games of Fistful of lead, bigger battles. I may add an armoured car and either cavalry or some Indian troops.