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The campaign season for my tiny warriors begins in May, so to make sure their morale is high and that they are ready for the battlefields I have been spending my evenings and weekends with brush in hand.

Preparing troops for the 2016 summer campaign

Preparing troops for the 2016 summer campaign

I’m gaming in 15mm and have figures from a number of manufacturers. The units of the United States Army include a regular infantry regiment (from Old Glory’s Boxer Rebellion line),

Preparing troops for the 2016 summer campaign

TVAG troops, both Buffalo Soldiers and Rough Riders. Officers, NCOs, standard bearers, other ranks and some Colt machine guns.

the 12th Cavalry (an African American regiment), the First Volunteer Cavalry (The Rough Riders)

"Redleg" artillerymen. The United States Artillery of the period wore a red stripe on their pant legs and has carried that "redleg" nickname for over a hundred years

“Redleg” artillerymen. The United States Artillery of the period wore a red stripe on their pant legs and has carried that “redleg” nickname for over a hundred years

and artillery crewmen all from The Virtual Armchair General’s Rough Rider’s line. I also painted some Blue Moon Gurkhas.

Blue Moon Gurkhas with British officers. I hat to try and paint the chin straps, since they were sculpted on!

Blue Moon Gurkhas with British officers. I hat to try and paint the chin straps, since they were sculpted on!

Finally are Eureka’s WW1 Australian Light Horse (dismounted, of course).

Eureka Australian Light Horse. Amazing figures with great detail.

Eureka Australian Light Horse. Amazing figures with great detail.

All told this is somewhere above three hundred individual miniatures. In addition a friend is painting up a Battlefront Miniatures group of German storm troopers for use as Germano-Dutch troops. This will be the prime assault force for the attack on the Alien Hive.

I still have a lot of detail to paint on. For 15mm these figures are great sculpts. Once these are painted I will matte coat them, flock the bases and they will be ready for battle. That will just leave all the vehicles, a bunch bugs and lots of terrain to finish up!

 

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