Saturday, 1 April 2017
Post Colonial Platoon Plans
I've dug out my 15mm figures from the AK47 spares box and have been putting together a British platoon sized force for No End in Sight, this time with a focus on the Aden Insurgency of the early 1960's. I had done a similar thing a couple of years ago for the Indonesian Confrontation, using some stuff left over from an AK47 army that I had prepared, but then shelved the idea for a rainy day. I suppose I could do both? I like the idea of the Indonesian Confrontation with it's focus on jungle warfare bit also have plenty of existing desert terrain for Aden.
Anyway, having done some digging, I now have a selection of Peter Pig professional figures to use as the British infantry and a number of QRF vehicles including a couple of Saladin armoured cars, some Ferret scout cars, a couple of Saracen APC's and some Bedford 3 ton lorries. I think I may split these between the two campaigns so that half can go to the jungle and the other half to the desert. This means that I wouldn't have enough figures to do both, so I ordered a couple of packs of professionals in shorts for Aden (shorts being the leg wear of choice from all the photos I've seen)
I also discovered that my Wargame Vault library thingy has automatically updated my copy of No End In Sight to the second edition. Brilliant! I now have both the old versions and the new version on the hard drive, so will be reading them through to spot the difference over the weekend. The new edition does look very smooth and well-structured, so I'm sure will be really easy to use. In the meantime, I'm continuing with my coastal warfare project this month, so that I can eventually run a game at the club.