As mentioned in previous posts, this is in preparation for the release later this year of Leigh Neville's 'Fighting Season' the rule variant for 'The Too Fat Lardies' Chain of Command which covers post 2001 counter-insurgencies in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Richard Clarke of 'Too Fat Lardies' has been working on his own Afghan village at the moment and I have been picking up a few excellent ideas from him for my own village. One of these being modular compounds and another, replacement damaged wall sections ready for when you use those anti-tank bar mines to breach compound walls.
First off, the walls made in the usual way of using pink insulation foam, tile grout, sand and white glue and then painted with dark brown paint, followed by lighter shades of paint.
The following building is a plastic one from Perry Miniatures which I had originally painted and put onto a base. Having seen what Richard had done with his modular compounds, I decided to give it a go for this building, which now gives me the option of using it as a stand alone building or as part of a compound.
These sections also fit in nicely with the other village buildings that I made, if I need to change things around a bit.
I have set the village up on the table for the usual little photo shoot. The only thing I have improvised on is the main road, which is not perfect but will have to do until I get around to making something more appropriate.
A Taliban come-on ambush.
As this post is so picture heavy, I will leave the latest figures that I have painted for this project until next post. The figures are from Empress Miniatures and they include the Downed helicopter crew, some special forces guys and some more British Infantry.
Richard has invited me over to his place in the near future to try out 'Fighting Season' so I will keep you posted.