Wargaming the Exploration and Colonisation of Tropical Africa by European powers from 1850 until 1918.

Thursday, 6 January 2011

Zambezi Campaign 4: Regular Askaris

1st Unit of regular Askaris

I have now finished the first two British units for what I am now calling my Zambezi Campaign.  These are the two units of 8 Regular Askaris.  I have given each one a Sikh NCO. 

2nd unit of askaris

I actually painted 26 askaris so have twelve in reserve if I ever decide to increase the forces.  To start with, though, I am going to stick to Gary Chalk's initial forces.

The complete batch

To complete the British expeditionary force I need a unit of irregular askaris, a standard bearer and the officer (actually, I am going to use two officers).

Next up and ready for undercoating, is the Naval Brigade.  I hope to get going on them this weekend.


Solo wargaming-on a budget! said...

your Askaris are excellent! I dont usually bother with eyes because a shadow usually works well enough but you have succeeded-well done!
Chris Peers should get a knighthood for his rule writing.

Bluebear Jeff said...

Very fine askaris indeed, sir. Very well done.

-- Jeff

A J said...

A stalwart band of fellows there. Very nicely done.