Yes my AAR is days late but in the meantime here's my nod to the 50th anniversary to that great movie :Zulu.
Would this game from a while back have ever happened without it?
Or this one?
As long as I'm digressing, one reason the AAR didn't get finished yesterday was the belated arrival of my Christmas present to myself. Since this is a minor, casual sideshow its understandable that the box of liliputian Herald copies has now been pretty much painted already . Actually, it would be finished except that I goofed. The colour scheme was supposed to be mid- olive green combat fatigues with darker green webbing and helmet but I under estimated how much darker these shades of green are when dry. Twice. Even after 3 progressively lighter coats and then a damp brush they are still too dark for what I wanted. Luckily by then I had run out of time for finishing the rest. Another dry brush I think and a lighter green on the helmet. Luckily the moment has passed and I can do 1 sample to get it right before going to mass production.
The figures are as small as I feared . Not a match for 1/72 at all. Barely even 1/76 more like 1/86. Luckily I had been starting to think that I didn't really want to touch the Naryatrian stuff at all. It was something done at a time and place. Also it is clearly an African army while that of Roscia is just as clearly not. Since painted plastic armymen, in North America at least, were often divided into Green and Tan armies I decided to do a Khaki and Green equivalent. Looking at how small the new figures are, they almost seem to be a different race. Hmmm. Thus was born Roscia's northern neighbor , the mountainous forest Kingdom of Lital.
Hmm the colors in this picture are a bit browner than in life, but you get the idea.