Friday, 17 July 2015

CIVILIANS, MARKET STALLS, INSURGENTS & MR BIG.


I have know finished my latest batch of figures and terrain ready for the release of 'Fighting Season', 'Too Fat Lardies' modern adaption of their WW2 skirmish rule set, 'Chain of Command'.

In my last post I added an additional support vehicle for my Brits with a Scimitar from Empress Miniatures.

This post we have some market stalls. These are from Eureka Miniatures apart from the two on the left hand side in the front row. These were scratch built using a couple of spare side panels from a horse and cart and some matchsticks for the legs.  

Civilians. Again from Eureka Miniatures.

There aren't many suitable figures out there for Modern Afghanistan so I have had to use these figures. The women are fine but the men I have had to paint on the beards and I don't think the guy with the fez is really appropriate but he makes up the numbers.

 I should have sculpted on the beards and wrapped a turban around the fez but all these and the stalls were done at speed with just a base colour and wash, followed by highlighting the flesh and odd bit of clothing. ( I want to crack on with painting a late war platoon of SS German Infantry that I have on the paint bench at the moment.)

The figures in the front row are from Perry Miniatures Crusader range (the seated  figure on the left from Eureka) and again not the correct figures but will do at a push. I think I read somewhere that TFL and Eureka have got together for making the appropriate civilian figures for this conflict?????
  
Front row, four Insurgents from Empress Miniatures.

In one of the Empress Miniatures support packs for the Brits, you have an additional Valon mine detector. I have stuck this on a base with some stowage as an extra marker to show if a squad has the valon deployed. When I played a test game of Fighting Season with Rich Clarke, we had two squads out of three with valon's deployed, so rather than buying a second support pack just for the one guy with the valon, I thought I would just use the marker for my second squad. 

Mr Big. Again I read somewhere on the TFL forum that Rich was looking for a suitable well dressed figure that could be used for Fighting Season, so I am guessing this will be for one of the scenarios???

I had a cowboy 'doctor' figure that was a freebee stuck in my bag when I bought some items from Great Escape Games whilst at Salute. Again at a push, I thought this figure might do as he is carrying a bag and if I painted him up so it looks like he is wearing a creased linen suite and panama hat he could be used as an arms dealer/VIP/diplomat or whatever the scenario requires?



With body guard in tow.

Is Mr Big really an arms dealer or is he just after some nice antiques??????
 
 
Setting the scene.









 


 
A British patrol mixing with the locals.




 
Figures are Empress, Eureka, Perry's.
Goats, Donkeys and cart from Empress.
Chickens from Warbases.
Market Stalls Eureka or scratch built.
Well by Adrian's Walls.
Buildings Perry or scratch built.  

28 comments:

  1. Fantastic work as usual Pat! Every time I look at your posts just reminds me how much I need to work on my terrain!

    Christopher

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  2. Fantastic work all round Pat! Really like your "Setting the scene" photos!

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  3. Stunning pictures, Pat. They so wonderfully vivid. An excellent collection you're showing us. Great!

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  4. Another fantastic stuff...Amazing pictures, love the new figures and the market stalls!

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  5. Fabulous, fabulous work Pat, I always marvel at the cinematic quality of your presentations.

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  6. Very nice. I was sure I had seen a new/ upcoming dedicated Afghan civvie range as well, but can't work out where I saw it either. I thought it was Eureka/ Kosta, but can't back this up.

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  7. Great work Pat. Everything is fitting in very nicely indeed. You have certainly captured the feel for the place. Though my knowledge is limited to what I have read and Ross Kemp documentaries! Any insider knowledge when Fighting Season will be released?

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    1. Thanks chaps.
      Likewise Mark, my knowledge is limited for this conflict.
      As for the release of 'Fighting Season' Richard Clarke, has apologised on his Yahoo Forum for his absence over the last month due to a serious illness in the family. He is now off on a well deserved holiday so I imagine it will be sometime after that, depending on how the play testing is going?????????

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  8. Great work Pat, love the table full of arms and weapons for sale.

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  9. Top notch once again Pat. Love the Mr Big figure and the terrain is wonderful. Really looking forward to fighting season release from TFL.

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  10. Fantastic work. Really nice figures, and very useful for a gaming table. Great!

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  11. Excellent, really like those market stalls.

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  12. bejeezuz they are brilliant!!! The whole set up..the figs the buildings..everything..each photo is a mini dio..I take my hat off to you. The pic with the Trader Holding up the pink bloomers to the woman with her arms folded...well funny :-D
    Talking of hats...the fez.Not common in Afgahnistan but you could paint it Grey (the Tassel would have to go) as a qaraqul (Karakul). The former president, Hamid Karzai wore one.

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    1. Thanks chaps.

      Paul thanks for the tip with the fez, much appreciated, I will repaint and get rid of that tassel.

      Pat.

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  13. Very nice - you can almost smell the goats from here :-)
    Cheers
    Stu

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  14. Awesome work Pat! Your scenic shots are the icing on the cake and I can't simply get enough of them.

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  15. Very Impressive it all looks fabulous and very realistic :)

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  16. A fantastic table, figures and terrain...love your work Pat champion stuff.

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  17. You really do set a scene. Great work!
    /Mattias

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  18. Excellent. If if not entirely correct, those civilians look really effective. Nice work :)

    Warburton

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  19. Terrific work - I really like the way you have based all your terrain individually, but they still have a great sense of cohesion when laid out.

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  20. Wow! What a wonderful collection Pat. The soldiers and gear are great but it's the civilians and 'life as normal' elements that really catch my eye. Stunning work.

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  21. Wow! What a wonderful collection Pat. The soldiers and gear are great but it's the civilians and 'life as normal' elements that really catch my eye. Stunning work.

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