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Saturday, September 22, 2012

Colonial German Marines

Sometime in the near future, Christian and myself, are planning to put on a "Darkest Africa" skirmish spectacular. We have quite a few miniatures between us, both painted and bare metal, that should allow us to field about four factions.
We are going with a Native, Slave Trader, Ruga-Ruga and German faction at the time, with the option to expand those in the future. I will contribute to the Germans, Slave Traders and the Ruga-Ruga. A lot of my stuff is thankfully already painted (not by myself) but could do with a re-base.
Below is a small part of the German faction, including some marines, their sergeant and an envoy. Again most of these were painted by another but I have used Army Painter on them to try and unify their look with ones that I will need to paint. They have been re-based as well. The figures are all Copplestone, except the umbrella bearer, who I believe is from Foundry. (Click the image to enlarge)
The German Marines


  1. Apologies if this duplicates the earlier comment that seems to have disappeared.

    Here's a link to a site on German Colonial uniforms:


    -- Jeff

  2. Oh this is going to be spectacular! Looking forward to see more.
    Will you be using Sharp Practice or someting else from TFL? Or something else entirely?

  3. Looking good inspired me to dust of my German Naval Brigade.

  4. I don't know what they looked like before but your re basing and army painter has turned these into a fine looking unit.

  5. Quite spectacular work there!

    Who made the hut? Is it scratch build or a purchase?

  6. Excellent news! Looking forward to this. =)

  7. Thanks all.
    @Bluebear. Thanks for the link.
    @ NW Crew. As tempted as I am to try out a Sharp Practice Colonial variant I found on the Lead Adventure Forum, we are going with Triumph and Tragedy as it really captures small unit actions in this era.
    @Rob. The hut is my own scratch build - see http://adventuresinlead.blogspot.com.au/2010/05/even-more-indian-huts.html

  8. Oh I say, these look absolutely splendid Sir.

  9. Great looking stuff, love the brolly bearer!