06/08/2016 at 00:17 #45950Just JackParticipant
Next up in my descent into 15mm skirmish madness is three packs of Peter Pig IDF troops. These are “Modern” troops, but not “Ultra-Modern” troops; that is, they’re armed with Galils and don’t have the ‘chef hat’ helmet covers. But the figures are great looking, very dynamic, great proportions, weapons, and gear. You’ll hear no complaints from me! Unless Martin’s listening, then I need a bunch of WWII American infantry in prone poses (BARs, Thompsons, and Garands) so that I can play out skirmish games where I have a standing, kneeling, and prone character for each man 😉
But that’s off topic, let’s get to the troops.
There are twenty-four troops total, painted up in two different schemes. I painted 15 troops as IDF soldiers (above), and nine troops as generic African Union guys (below). The IDF troops my see action someday in some 1982 action, but they’re definitely going to see action in the near future for my Cuba Libre campaign “The Fall of South Leon.” Egged on by Mr. Peter Cooman’s battle reports, I recently purchased Worthington Games’ “Boots On the Ground” boardgame, which I’ll be converting for miniatures use. The African Union troops will be used in some modern scenarios in northern Africa, maybe even make a cross-border raid into Ifat.
Pic is a little fuzzy, sorry. In any case, I’m very happy with my quick camo job, they’ll do the trick. To see a bunch more photos, please check the blog at:
Well, that’s it for now. Standby for an operational pause on modern stuff for a minute; this weekend I’ve got a full docket scheduled. One game of Panzer Aces (the boy and I face off against the Russian horde), one dogfight for Hakuna-Matata, and one ground fight for Hakuna-Matata.
Jack06/08/2016 at 01:37 #45953
Och! Would you stop rubbing your manic painting productivity in my face! You’re shaming me and it’s too damned hot here to do anything about it! Whining and petulance aside, the Israeli’s look great Jack! Well done, sir. But don’t you have some kid’s baseball to coach?
Cheers and good gaming.
Rod Robertson.06/08/2016 at 04:52 #45956kyoteblueParticipant
I’m shocked !!! Raids on the Peaceful Sultanate of Ifat !!!!!! The Horror..06/08/2016 at 05:21 #45958
It looks like Jack is spoiling for a fight. Fortunately I have heard rumours that Ifat has received a shipment of Cold War era American armour and heavy weapons. Spank that uppity pebble-hugger as his naive Africans perish in a hail of righteous Ifati heavy weapons fire! Ifatia Akbar, inshallah!
Cheers and good gaming.
Sheikh Rodi Ibn Hrobert.06/08/2016 at 05:24 #45959kyoteblueParticipant
And soon surplus West German weapons !!!!!06/08/2016 at 05:48 #45961
Ifat, Ifat, Uber alles!07/08/2016 at 05:16 #46025Just JackParticipant
Good Lord, you two are killing me!
Jack07/08/2016 at 05:53 #46028
Exssss-cellent! Our plan is working Comrade Blue!
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