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Porters for WW1 East Africa

Posted: 16 Jan 2020, 16:20
by CarlL
I bought 3 packs of HaT, Set 8269, "Ruga-Ruga" (see http://www.plasticsoldierreview.com/Review.aspx?id=1786 ) to convert the warriors to Abyssinians for late 19th early 20th Century warfare (another project to be completed!) and among these warriors you also get many useful African porters, (16 figures in pack of 48 figures, so 16 porters and 32 warriors) some of whom I have painted up as Egyptian fellahin porters and some as Sudanese porters for use in Sudan and Somalia for period 1880 to 1920s. But they could all be used as intended as WW1 East (or Central) African porters for German, Portuguese, Belgian or British colonial armies.
Mine is a simple paint job, but hopefully the figures en masse look good and may find much use in future scenarios / games!
Judge for yourself.
CarlL

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Re: Porters for WW1 East Africa

Posted: 16 Jan 2020, 16:28
by CarlL
OOPS I forgot to include those painted as Egyptian fellahin porters! Same figures just a varied but again simple paint job.
CarlL
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Re: Porters for WW1 East Africa

Posted: 16 Jan 2020, 18:26
by Richard B.
very nice very, very useful Carl - thanks for posting the pics sir :D

Re: Porters for WW1 East Africa

Posted: 18 Jan 2020, 06:55
by Fire-at-Will
Nice to see them en masse

Re: Porters for WW1 East Africa

Posted: 18 Jan 2020, 09:17
by granty101
CarlL wrote: 16 Jan 2020, 16:20 you also get many useful African porters
At first, I thought it was images of you moving house Carl :lol:

Grant

Re: Porters for WW1 East Africa

Posted: 19 Jan 2020, 15:07
by bannockburn bhoy
you sure you wasn't a slave trader in a previous life Carl :D :D

Re: Porters for WW1 East Africa

Posted: 20 Jan 2020, 12:19
by granty101
bannockburn bhoy wrote: 19 Jan 2020, 15:07 you sure you wasn't a slave trader in a previous life Carl :D :D
No John, he just remembers moving house prior to there being any form of motorised transport :lol:

Grant