So, with the Andreivian Civil War set in 1991 fought out early in April, it appears we have agreed to turn the clocks back and play out a game set in Andreivia in the immediate aftermath of the First World War and against the background of the Russian Civil War. I fancy doing some allied intervention forces and was really pleased to find one of the local model shops had a stock of HAT Industries 20mm WW1 figures including ANZACs, Turks and Russians (infantry and heavy weapons). At less than 10p per figure, they seem too good a source of suitable forces to pass up.
So, here is the box of 48 ANZAC infantry. The pack contains 4 officers, 8 standing firing and 4 kneeling firing, with 8 marching, all in full uniform. Then there are 12 advancing with fixed bayonets, 8 rushing with slung rifles and 4 throwing hand grenades, all in shirt sleeve order. The troops in shirt sleeves give some opportunity for variation as the shirts can be grey, off white, pale blue or variations on that theme.
The figures were undercoated pale grey. Uniform jackets are US drab faded with buff, trousers and bush hats are green brown, puttees are khaki grey. Webbing is golden olive faded with buff, pouches and bayonet scabbards are saddle brown, hat brims are Iraqi sand. Rifles are beige brown, boots and metal parts are black highlighted basalt grey, bayonets are aluminium. Shirts are ivory, blue grey, basalt grey and dark sea grey.
If I can find one, I'll add a box of ANZAC heavy weapons for the Lewis and Vickers gunners, otherwise I'll add some in white metal. Eventually, I plan to build up an interventionist company or so of ANZACs, Indian Army and British Army in tropical dress, plus some cavalry supports. I'll use the Ottomans and Russians as local militias/levies. I've now got the Ottoman Turks on the table, with the first batch of 12 as a tester.
Thanks for looking.