Friday, October 12, 2012

German East Africa - part 1


Looking at including a WW1 scenario from Africa for this year's games week. Paul has a gunboat that he's been working on and there are a couple of other little things we have between us that will all help make for a great game. Anyway, I've dug out my German East Africa collection for tidying up, and here is the first part of it...


x6 Field Companies, each commanded by a German officer, x3 companies are detailed as 'defense' and include a machinegun platoon, while x3 are detailed as 'assault' and can be reinforced by 'support' or Ruga-Ruga platoons as required


Most of the figures are by HaT, although there are a few minor conversions amongst the support units


This is the regimental HQ which includes two machinegun platoons and a medium (17cm) mortar platoon, these are usually wagon or mule transported


x2 companies of German Marines, mostly Revell figues. 


12 comments:

  1. I do love this period, very nice AL.

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  2. Very nice! A very underplayed period.

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  3. always nice too see airfix figs being used.the german officer pointing too the map gets alot of uses in alot of differant uniforms. nice collection.

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  4. A very i teresting period, and much ignored by wargamers. Von Lettow was a very skilful commander although fighting a war impossible to win

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  5. interesting! I hope that there will be games in the near future with these figs

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  6. Great stuff Al - looking forward to the AAR!

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  7. Agreed! Thoughtful comments lads, now to start looking at options and rules for river craft

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  8. Interesting period Al. Always wanted to do it myself.

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  9. Must finish off the boat. Nice looking hermans Al.

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  10. A great period not covered well enough for my liking. Great job mate.

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  11. I love these boys

    Never mind that they've lost the SMS Konigsberg ;)

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