Saturday, January 10, 2015

Plans for 2015 - SCW Project

Much of last year was spent focusing on existing projects and back filling various figures needed to complete projects which is unusual for me, it simply could not last, when a few of the Wyvern's suggested Chain of Command in 28mm for the Spanish Civil War, how could I resist?


I have a couple of existing platoons with a communist flavour from a few years ago when I was collecting figures for the AVBCW, so it made sense to build a nationalist platoon protecting me from the perils of only collecting one side and not having an opponent.

With plenty of adobe type buildings readily available Morrocans seemed to be the perfect fit, giving me options to expand to the Rif War and paint up the couple of packs of Askari Miniatures which I purchased years ago for an abortive French Legion project.

Within the SCW the Moroccan's formed the bulk of the Army of Africa, once landed in Spain they were highly sort after, they were experienced and had excellent field craft, they sound like the sort troops perfect to give the numerous republican commanders a run for their money over at the Wyverns.


Behold the first batch of Moroccan's (I tend to paint in packets of 20-30 any more than that and I suffer painters block), this first batch gives me a Rifle Squad (made up of 2 rifle squads of 6 riflemen and an LMG squad of 2 Crew and 3 Soldados), the Section Headquarters and a couple of support options, a 1 point Tank Hunter team (armed with crowbars and Molotov cocktails) and a 3 Point 50mm Mortar team.


Empress Miniatures have a good range of Infantry, but the support options tend to suit the more generic Nationalists and Republicans, a number of head swaps were needed to give the first batch a more Moroccan feel.

With the prep done time now to work through a suitable colour palette.

More to follow.

16 comments:

  1. Lovely looking figures and looking forward to seeing them painted.

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    1. Thanks Steve first time I have really chopped heads and the like, but they seemed to have come out ok for starters.

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  2. CoC Espana is very popular in our club, however in 20mm scale. I look forward for your figures being painted.

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  3. Looking good. Mine are on the desk now

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    1. Me to. Free day Sunday so hoping to get the first batch up and running.

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  4. Good call, the Moroccans fought on every front... so you can't say you don't get your money's worth out of them.

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    1. Just hope I can win a couple of games :-)

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  5. Looking forward to this! I was thinking of doing this in 15mm?

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    1. You can't beat Peter Pig in 15mm just see to paint them anymore :-)

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  6. I must admit that this is a period that I know very little about, but these look as if they are going to be great - good luck Stuart.

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  7. Well chosen! Looking Forward to seeing the final work
    We are now finishing the preparations for a new campaign in the Jarama, once the Madrid 36 campaign was concluded

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    1. Following your blog A V very inspirational

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  8. They look pretty good already, even without the paint on them.

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    1. I was going for the wintery effect Ray :-)

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