Welcome to "Adventures in Lead", a blog dedicated to the hobby of miniature wargaming. The figures and terrain on this site are mainly for a campaign set in exotic "Indostan", a distant land bearing remarkable similarities to 18th century India during the Seven Years War. Bits and pieces from other projects may pop up here as well from time to time, including colonials, gladiators, pirates, dinosaur-hunting and even some RPG'ing.
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Wednesday, May 25, 2011

The Supply Train

Here is our collection of porters, water-bearers, dhoolies, camels, oxen and our (so far) sole wagon. They are all pictured below in a supply train of sorts with a small British escort and mounted officer. We have two Front Rank four wheeled ammunition wagons and two Front rank medieval wagons to be painted and added to the collection, along with more Foundry oxen and porters. (Click the images to enlarge)
The supply train




Front Rank medieval wagon

Front Rank ammunition wagon
Of particular note is the new cloth they are all on, which I picked up from a Bunnings hardware store. It was the plainest and largest I could find and for $17.95 was pretty good value. It is actually meant to be a painters drop cloth and was even made in India. Authentic! My biggest concern is the uniform color, which compared to our usual sheet is quite obvious. I do hope to remedy the blandness by copying the Lardies' own Sharp Practice tables with sand, grit, stones and Woodland Scenics bits.

13 comments:

Bluebear Jeff said...

Not only does your supply train look great, but your post reminds me that I need to find a source for some wagons.

However since my figures are Ral Partha "small 25mm", I need to find some older smaller wagons/wagoneers.


-- Jeff

Rob said...

I like the escort. Those Europeans are quite nicely painted. What red(s) did you use for them?

Fitz-Badger said...

Excellent supply train and escort!

May I ask where the pack camels are from? I have one slightly ragged pack camel. I think the camel dealer was a bit shady. ha ha

Furt said...

Rob, from memory we used a basecoat of Vallejo Model Colour (VMC) Black Red, with highlights done in GW Blood Red.
Fitz-Badger, they are from Castaway Arts and are featured in their own post here: http://adventuresinlead.blogspot.com/2010/05/castaway-arts-camels.html

A J said...

Very nice! Good to see the 2nd echelon represented on the table. Protecting or defending it gives another reason for a battle.

M. C. Monkey-Dew said...

Very nice! Love baggage trains and always favor rules that make use of them. Well done!

Conrad Kinch said...

Magnificent stuff - I lament the lack of Bhisti's in 20mm.

Michael Awdry said...

Love the supply train, especially the camels!

Big D said...

Ah jolly good to see a use for those native chappies
Tally ho!

Furt and I will be starting up again very soon and the East Indostan company with its British troops will be victorious...aslong as that bloody cavalry is hobbled!

DeanM said...

That is just marvelous & inspiring! Regards, Dean

Ashok said...

Very nice!

Kokoda said...

Very Nice..Fantastic stuff..I like the escort and baggage train.Well done keep it up...
Kokoda Track

Kokoda said...

Very Nice..Fantastic stuff..I like the escort and baggage train.Well done keep it up...
Kokoda Track