My Force Publique Belgians
In the Congo, of course and having spent two and a half weeks in Southern Africa last month (back to Africa next month) I am very excited to look at the new Congo rules from Studio Tomahawk, whose Muskets and Tomahawk rules I have played and enjoyed.
In Botswana last month
Alastair has already got his and posted a helpful introduction to the rules. Now, I am always panicked by cards and counters (apart from the fact that I don't like the look of them) but am hoping they will be easy enough for me to follow.
The very first metal 28mm figures I bought were Wargames Foundry's Darkest Africa ones which were first released, rather depressingly, eighteen years ago. I have most of them (except the pygmies - I hate pygmies) and, even more amazingly I have painted hundreds of them. As an example, here are my Belgians who have already seen action in a couple of games against my son (they lost).
Anbroos Vanderpump was delighted with what you could get with a bit of red trade cloth
Now, actually it sounds like the rules are more to do with the pre-colonial period, so rather than having troops like this I will need explorers but I have plenty of these too, although some might need repainting as I did them eighteen years ago.
I have now ordered the (really rather expensive) rules from North Star so once I have them I will be able to work out which of my existing figures I can use for the required forces. It does sound like they are more Hollywood than historical, which is probably a good thing.