Monday 12 February 2024

Ost Afrika Options

            

A long time ago I planned and bought the lead for a German East Africa army for In the Heart of Africa:

http://jimswargamesworkbench.blogspot.com/2009/12/africa-update.html

I've now excavated the figures from the lead pile and have reorganized them for Death in the Dark Continent, adding another pack of DOAG Askaris to bump up the numbers. I may tackle this after the Nyamwezi and before the Ngoni, as a break from painting lots of tribal figures. The good thing is that it requires far fewer figures than the Nyamwezi or Ngoni and the uniforms are relatively simple to paint too. The Germans also fought just about everyone they bumped into, so plenty of replay value. 

2 comments:

  1. Which miniatures did you get the early Wissmanntruppe (in the little sailor outfits) ones or the later Askari. The later ones have more uses but the Wissmanntruppe ones are far more fun as each company had slightly different uniforms l. For example the Zulu company wore blue uniforms and the Sudanese company wore British uniforms. Good little painting guide here

    http://www.germancolonialuniforms.co.uk/doa%20wissmantruppe%20askaris.htm

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    1. I've got the Copplestone DOAG figures, which I think will be OK. Thanks for the link...very handy!

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