Sunday, 4 January 2015

Village Walls and Afghan Compounds.






 Here we have the latest build for my Afghan village, some of those high walls and compounds that seems to be a common defensive terrain feature in that part of the world.

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 walls are also ideal for protecting those opium crops.


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.













 














20 comments:

  1. Pat that just puts the "C" into "cool"! Your terrain always leaves impresses me to no end. Fantastic!

    Christopher

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    1. Sorry it should read:

      Pat that just puts the "C" into "cool"! Your terrain always leaves me impressed to no end. Fantastic!

      Christopher

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  2. Spectacular! You leave me speechless and green with envy. I'd like to be able to do such great terrain myself.

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  3. Another inspiring post sir. You make this stuff look easy!

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  4. Turning out really well, tempting me to get into the period

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  5. That's a bit of alright, that is!

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  6. A most impresive table and terrian Pat.....almost gives me flash backs. Please keep them coming.

    Regards

    Vinnie

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  7. Those are looking amazingly good. Many Afghan compounds are not linear. Especially in towns the walls and compounds are very organic and oddly shaped. It's part of what makes fighting in them so tough, you just get lost because there's no right angles. I've been following Richard's build and love what you've both done. I haven't been able to figure out a good way to reproduce the effect I'm describing.

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  8. Wonderful terrain additions Pat! Great work!

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  9. I'm on the verge of starting modern projects such as yourselves guys...this tabletop is beyond some mere words of praise. Truly truly inspiring work Pat! Thanks for sharing.

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  10. Very, very impressive Pat. Looking forward to this CoC supplement being released. Like to see how it compares to Force on Force. The article in the last Xmas special certainly wetted my appetite!

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  11. Wonderful collection of terrain elements!!! Your game table is fantastic!!!

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  12. Truly fantastic! Each picture is amazing, love the splendid details...thanks for sharing Pat!

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  13. absolutely stunning...if my own middle east village turns out a quarter as good I will be very chuffed

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  14. Excellent! As always. A wonderful table that would be a dream to play on. /Mattias

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  15. This is really good! Most Afghanistan terrain does not look the real deal, yours does... but what was one to expect!

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  16. Wonderfull work! The buildings, walls, that whole town is fantastic! Thanks for sharing!

    Greetings
    Peter

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