Friday 1 March 2024

Post Colonial Payday

 

I've been back working full time for the last couple of months which means that, as a freelance, I've been able to boost my pay packet, giving me a little more pocket money to spend. This month, I've gone for a special offer from Eureka Miniatures, which is a platoon sized unit of ZANLA guerillas from their modern African range. 

These are lovely figures but a bit more expensive than your average 28mm stuff, so I didn't opt for them for the Sandbox Skirmish project, choosing the less well sculpted but cheaper Commando Miniatures range instead. Now, those will be used for Borneo, while the Eureka figures will be deployed for the imaginations post-colonial project, set in a fictional East African territory in the 1960's. 

The other half of the conflict will use the Eureka Miniatures British figures for Aden, relocated to East Africa. These will go well with the vehicles I've already acquired. I might also get some of the French Foreign Legion range, which is equally cool. The overall aim is to make maximum use of the excellent modular terrain that my old wargaming friend gave me a few weeks ago, which is crying out for some post colonial squad level skirmish action. 

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