Sunday, 17 April 2016

Back of Beyond Expedition Extras [9]

I've been working on the Back of Beyond stuff in parallel over the last week or so, on the one hand preparing the Turkish army for painting and on the other adding some extra bits to my existing but incomplete Dinosaur Hunter / Oil Prospector expedition. For the latter, I have room for a unit of irregular Mongol or Turkic cavalry, which is in the post, together with a fourth and final unarmoured machine gun carrier. I have three of these already, converted from Models of Yesteryear diecast AC Mack trucks, but want to have something a bit different for the last one.

The idea now is to make the last of the unarmoured machine gun vehicles a tchancka, using the Warbases lasercut kit, which wasn't available when I originally put the expedition together. This is the same in points terms (50 points) and is virtually identical in the rules, although it moves faster and can't fire and move in the same turn. I have one horse left over from my Old West project, so only need to order a single pack of horses to go with it. The crew are also in the spares box, as I'll be using a Copplestone White Russian machine gun and a spare artillery crew figure for the gunner and driver.

This all ties in very nicely with my tatty White Russian mercenary bodyguard unit that already accompanies the expedition. I'm hoping the order will arrive in then post soon, so that I can crack on with assembling the tchancka and then painting it up, ready for some practice games in the Back of Beyond prior to the start of the campaign in June. In the meantime, I'm still basing away with the Turks, with only a couple of units of infantry, an armoured car and the aircraft to complete, ready for the painting stage of the project.


  1. I've been tempted by those lasercut vehicle kits but not seen one in action yet... interested to see what it looks like completed :)

  2. Curious to see how you get on with the Warbles kit, they look like a good base to start with but might need a bit of refining?

  3. I got the tachanka big bundle (incl crew & horses) at salute - definitely need to download the instructions to make it!

    Colin N

  4. I never cease to be amazed at the quality of MDF models these days. I'm looking forward to seeing it all done.

  5. You should try making their wild west stagecoach!



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