The last set (so far, at least) of troops for Modern Africa are my Rebel Minis Chinese Infantry. Not sure why I bought Chinese infantry, didn’t really fit into any plans that I had, but then it hit me: these guys can serve as UN troops in my Modern Africa setting (not representing Chinese forces, just some nameless, faceless “UN” troops. Maybe.).
The Rebel Minis Chinese Infantry is a pretty good pack, with 21 guys in seven different poses (I’m loving the large number of different poses per pack). They’re all in helmets, and don’t have much in the way of gear. Also, they are all armed with the same ‘bullpup’-type rifle, which is my only real complaint. I wish there were some with SAWs/LMGs and some form of AT weapon, but now would be the time to inform everyone that Rebel Minis does a separate Chinese Heavy Weapons set. In any case, for my use as UN peacekeepers, they are good with only rifles.
So far I have 21 blue helmeted UN infantry, 27 African Rebels with 4 Foreign Special Forces ‘advisers,’ 27 African Government infantry with 4 European ‘Security Contractors,’ 16 French Foreign Legion troopers, and 14 guerrillas/ mercenaries/paramilitaries (Battlefront Vietnam-era SEALS). Not sure when they’ll see the table though…
On a positive note, tonight I finished up the basing on my 15mm Flytrap Factory USMC and Brit Marines, and I received my Elhiem 20mm troops, got them cleaned up and glued to sticks so I can prime them. More to come.