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    Avatar photoAlan Hamilton

    Young Alan, our eldest son decided to try out a game called Spectre and bought a team of special forces chaps. I must say I was not really interested in starting up a new “period” as I had lots of modern figures and no interest in wargaming current operations.

    I cocked up an order during the Warlord Miniatures sprue sale a month or so ago and bought 6 sprues of Natal Native Contingent in error. No idea how I managed it. So I stuck them in the spares box.

    Young Alan is coming home on leave from the army this weekend (late tonight) and wanted to try out the game but said he lacked some “enemy” figures. So I had a look and my stock of suitable figures was close to zero. Then I remembered that in the order were some Zombie Survivor weapons sprues and a well stocked spares box might be combined with them. With only two evenings and one afternoon available the £6 worth of Natal Native Contingent turned into a 24 man unit of African Militia. And probably the cheapest 24 man Unit in my collection of 28mm miniatures at under a tenner!

    The backbone of any insurgency is the AK-47 wielding fighter, so …

    Five insurgents including Qokha Qolah Khan in the green cap.

    Another five led by Spir Chuqah

    They are supported by some “recruits” who have provided their own weapons

    And the ubiquitous RPG-7 and LMG for fire support

    And some commanders and specialists – Sergeant with sniper rifle, sergeant, “engineer”, Officer

    Quite pleased with the very rushed results.

    Avatar photoJim Jackaman
    Avatar photoSteve Johnson

    Brilliant, simply brilliant!

    Avatar photoRhoderic

    Interesting idea. Those Warlord sprue sales can be very advantageous, I find.

    How do the zombie survivor weapons match up with those on the Spectre figures? It seems to me (from photos I’ve seen on TWW and elsewhere) that the Spectre range features unusually realistic-proportioned (read: small) weapons, which would make mixing and matching with other ranges difficult. But on the other hand, I have a few of those zombie survivor sprues as well and the weapons (and anatomy) on them also look realistically small, so maybe it’s a match made in heaven?

    Avatar photoAlan Hamilton

    How do the zombie survivor weapons match up with those on the Spectre figures?

    Sorry, cannot help.  None of my son’s figures have AK-47s or RPGs to compare.  They look close enough for me, but then I’m not that pickie and mix many different makes of figures in my games.

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