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Offline Dr. Kevin Moon III esq.

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British Naval Landing Party
« on: February 17, 2011, 06:25:49 PM »
Here's the best shot I could manage tonight (before my camera ran out) of my British Naval Landing Party for into the Heart of Africa.



I usually run:

1 Regular Leader (Disciplinarian)
5 Regulars
6 Regulars
6 Soldiers
14 Askaris
1 Scout
1 Standard Bearer
1 Machine Gun

Which comes in just over of 600points (500points + 20% extra for being a colonial power).

I find the regulars are very tough nuts to crack (especially with the leader nearby), but a short range ambush or lucky volley can soon put pays to them. The machine gun is highly feared in our group, but has yet to really impress, usually being out-maneuvered due to its lack of mobility. The askaris are very much a meat shield, though if they can get all 14 shooting at a target they have caused a lot of casualties. The scout (Tarzan) is probably one of the most hated units, the ability to quick march a column of troops really makes up for the slow pace of the army and can cause some surprises, in one game he charged a ML Cannon by himself, catching the Ruga-Ruga player completely off guard!

« Last Edit: February 18, 2011, 09:31:05 PM by Dr. Kevin Moon III esq. »

Offline Operator5

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Re: British Naval Landing Party
« Reply #1 on: February 17, 2011, 06:33:08 PM »
That is a nice looking Naval Landing Force. I really have to finish the final paints on my Lunda so I can post a picture of them as well.
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Offline Plynkes

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Re: British Naval Landing Party
« Reply #2 on: February 17, 2011, 06:43:32 PM »
I really have to finish the final paints on my Lunda so I can post a picture of them as well.

I wish you would. :)  I'm quite curious to see what figures you've used, the force composition etc. You don't see Army No. 16 fielded every day, after all.



Smart-looking force. Is that Queen Victoria leading the expedition in person? If so that's quite a party, what with David Livingstone and Lord Greystoke along for the ride too.  :)
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Offline Mr.J

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Re: British Naval Landing Party
« Reply #3 on: February 17, 2011, 06:44:09 PM »
Very nice. A lovely looking force you've got there.

Offline Teld

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Re: British Naval Landing Party
« Reply #4 on: February 17, 2011, 07:04:41 PM »
very nice

Offline Operator5

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Re: British Naval Landing Party
« Reply #5 on: February 17, 2011, 07:43:37 PM »
I wish you would. :)  I'm quite curious to see what figures you've used, the force composition etc. You don't see Army No. 16 fielded every day, after all.

Let's see, if you want to know if they look at all like Lunda, nope. I use a mix of Copplestone and Foundry and whatever other African figures I can find. I'm less concerned with historical accuracy than with enjoying a good game.

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Re: British Naval Landing Party
« Reply #6 on: February 17, 2011, 07:47:23 PM »
Nah, just interested in seeing your army, not in picking holes in it. I have no idea what Lunda looked like anyway, beyond the fairly safe bet that they were a bunch of black guys with spears and shields.  :)

Offline Colonel Tubby

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Re: British Naval Landing Party
« Reply #7 on: February 17, 2011, 07:55:00 PM »
Great little force you have there - sound very effective in game-play as well.

Offline cram

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Re: British Naval Landing Party
« Reply #8 on: February 17, 2011, 09:13:24 PM »
really nice  :-* I've got plans to paint up a landing party myself at some point, but I already have so much else on the go, that God only knows when I'll get around to it!

Offline Skyven

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Re: British Naval Landing Party
« Reply #9 on: February 17, 2011, 10:41:12 PM »
Looks great. But is the Union Jack the right way round?

 

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