Sunday, 25 April 2010

Somali Regulars


I've been meaning to post something more about my progress with creating my first AK47 Republic rules army. It has just taken me a whole lot longer to get anything painted to my satisfaction, and I've not yet played anyone, because I don't have enough figures, even using proxy figures, to run a game. Okay, perhaps I have enough proxy figures if I use all my Traveller and Dalek figures, but
that doesn't quite float my boat. Call me a pedant!

The AK47R rule-set has some interesting mechanisms, including the use of reserves, which you don't often see in games. 

What you might not at first notice is that the basing is not the standard AK47R base size. When I was going through the rules and the base sizes, I thought that the abstraction inherent within the basing assumptions were too extreme for what I wanted from a miniature wargame. So I experimented a bit with the frontage and decided that five figures on 40mm wide by 30mm deep looked good. I also imagined that rather than representing a platoon, the base in my game would represent squads, or section. I imagine YMMV on this, especially if you are an ardent Peter Pig fan, or the writer of the rules? 

Their are some differences between the two platoons that the picture doesn't show. The first platoon jackets are painted brown, while the second are painted khaki. It was by the way of an experiment to test whether or not one can tell the difference, and which one looked best. The answer is they both look good and the difference is very minor. I'm now working on the militia platoons, which will be shown in due course, so Martin B, you can rest assured knowing that I have been working towards getting enough together to invite you down for a game.

1 comment:

  1. Looking good!

    I'm completely pedantic when it comes to proxy figures. As in, I never use 'em, and I don't even care to read other peoples' battle reports that feature pics of unpainted/proxy figures.


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