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« on: 16 May 2018, 11:46:56 AM »

I have had a Peter Pig BEF army for quite some time, but inspired by reading some good books on the opening of WWI, plus some successful experimentation with Vallejo green brown and green ochre, as well as being impressed with the new 1914 rules, I decided to put brush to metal. Unusually, but I think quite successfully, I based the figures and textured the bases before painting. Someone mentioned that they complete an army before painting the bases so that everything matches, and this seems like a very good idea to me (and helps prevent half finished armies - a crime of which I am guilty). Base sizes given are 25mm x 25mm for machine guns, 50mm x 25mm for cavalry and infantry, 50mm x 50mm for artillery.



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« Reply #1 on: 16 May 2018, 12:32:05 PM »

Very nice.

What colour(s) did you use for the MG? Like the effect.
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« Reply #2 on: 16 May 2018, 12:37:54 PM »

Very nice.
The HMG should have a green sleeve...
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« Reply #3 on: 16 May 2018, 12:54:09 PM »

Itís not a Vickers. Some of the units sent out in August 1914 still had the older style maxim with the brass cooler. Colours for the machine gun are:

Stand - Vallejo gunmetal
Ammo belt - Vallejo beige
Water can - mix of Vallejo military green and olive green
Hose - Vallejo black grey
Cooling sleeve - GW Gehennaís gold then topped with Vallejo gold

Machine gun based on the painting in Osprey Campaign Mons 1914 showing Pvt. Sidney Godley VC holding off the Germans at the Nimy bridge.
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« Reply #4 on: 16 May 2018, 02:10:11 PM »

Very cool looking guys.
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« Reply #5 on: 16 May 2018, 02:19:55 PM »

Superb work!

They look storming.

Interesting on the MMG (or is it just "MG or HMG at this point?!), didn't know they still had Maxims in service in 1914!
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« Reply #6 on: 16 May 2018, 02:50:55 PM »

I sit corrected
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« Reply #7 on: 16 May 2018, 03:39:26 PM »

good stuff
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« Reply #8 on: 16 May 2018, 04:29:17 PM »

Great work, Andy !

Cheers - Phil
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« Reply #9 on: 16 May 2018, 04:32:39 PM »

Thanks chaps; Iím really rather pleased with the way they have turned out so far. Next Iíll do another battalion, but with some head swaps for variety, then on to some cavalry, as I plan to have a go at Nery using the 1914 rules.
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« Reply #10 on: 16 May 2018, 05:23:43 PM »

They have come out well.  But then they are a very good subject matter!

I'm waiting for delivery of 1914 rules - I was hoping to be able to use my 30x30mm based troops.
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« Reply #11 on: 16 May 2018, 05:53:17 PM »

Very impressive work! I like Peter Pig figures and use them a lot in my Weird World War armies because I can usually find everything I need form them. They are also well detailed and paint up nicely. Hope to see more in this effort!

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« Reply #12 on: 16 May 2018, 08:09:54 PM »

They have come out well.  But then they are a very good subject matter!

I'm waiting for delivery of 1914 rules - I was hoping to be able to use my 30x30mm based troops.
Having read the rules I can see no reason why 30x30 wouldnít work. There is some explanation in the rules about so many this to that in measurement, but it simply boils down to one mm = one metre, so that it looks right with 12mm figures, so I guess 10mm on 30mm frontage would be fine, or 15mm on a square 30mm base. I just went with their suggestion because I was starting from scratch, and to be honest, their 12mm figures are at the top end of 12mm. I also have my 8Ē squares cloth, so even on bigger bases I can still use them for Square Bashing.
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« Reply #13 on: 16 May 2018, 09:20:42 PM »

 Thumbs up Applause Thumbs up

Nery is an interesting action, we did it a while ago with ITLSU
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« Reply #14 on: 16 May 2018, 09:25:21 PM »

They look rather nice sculpts.
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