Tuesday, May 29, 2012

More Belgian's for the Sudan

As promised another Belgium Askari Company and Command for my slowly growing Belgium Army to fight the Mahdi. These lovely chaps have been painted by Leroy Simpson and who also has volunteered to paint the remaining five companies of Askari.....champion. However Leroy has done a great job again, thanks Mate.

All figures are from Wargames Foundry 'Darkest Africa' - Belgium Collection. The flag and bases were completed by myself and as I said the figures were painted by Leroy.  The stand above and below are to be my main command stand, with the single figure below them as the ADC or Hero.

ADC or Hero figure

 I am intending to run, in 2013, Australia's first (I think?) Colonial wargaming competition. It will be called "War on the Nile" featuring armies from the following countries:

  • The Madhi - early or later period;
  • The British either 1884/5 or 1898;
  • The Egyptians - early or later period;
  • The Italians;
  • The Belgium's;
  • The Abyssinians and lastly;
  • The French (some crazy French officer lead a few Askari across Africa to the Nile back in 1898 or something like that)

So if you have one of the above armies you think you might be in the running for 'Top Dog' of colonial wargaming in Australia, book yourself a holiday to North Queensland. Andrew Parr will be providing the rule set, a stand alone version of 'Fortune & Glory' for the Colonial Era. The venue is yet to be confirmed, however we will be playing up in lovely Townsville, so make sure you pack your swimmers.  If anyone is interested drop me a line and I can give you a few more finer details for the comp. Till then please enjoy the figures.

The third Askari Company

Askari NCO


Christopher(aka Axebreaker) said...

Super looking units!


Cyrus said...

Great photos and superb painting by Leroy!

leroy said...

Everyone should have a friend like me :)

Wargame News and Terrain Blog, said...

Stunning miniatures, they look just great but it's not more Belgium's but more Belgians :)

Greets from Belgium

Michael Awdry said...

Very, very good! Love these and now seriously tempted to go off on another tangent!

A J said...

Nice work indeed!

Silver Whistle said...

These fine chaps in their blue will certainly stand out in the Sudan.
Lovely looking unit, thanks for sharing.

Willie Anderson said...

Great looking unit Leroy has come up with the goods again!
Well done on the flag and basing really sets them off!

Best wishes