Monday, March 21, 2016

International Brigade Group 2 (SCW)



Adding a few more units to my long delayed Spanish Civil War project of 1936-39. This is some more International National Brigade reinforcements.


Painting the international Brigade is great fun as basically anything goes because they were issued with truly an eclectic assortment of equipment from all different nationalities some of which they brought with themselves from their respective countries or were issued by the Republican government. However, in spite of their militia look they were generally very highly motivated and some of the best troops the Republicans put into the field.

As a painter they are great as you can just go through all the different khakis and browns to your hearts content and not really be wrong! I pretty much had a field day with Vallejo paints mixing up combo's and trying things out. Ahh the freedom to do as you please.:-) Hopefully folks will like them as much as I had fun experimenting with the colors. The figures themselves are of course from Empress in 28mm scale.


I have plans to do more and almost have enough for Operation Squad which is my starting point gaming wise before building it up from bigger games like Bolt Action or Chain of Command. I haven't decided what Nationalists I'll do for the opposition, but I am leaning towards Carlists at the moment.



Thanks for viewing!
Miniature Company- Empress Miniatures

26 comments :

  1. Like them? These are brilliant! Great job!

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  2. Very good painting work!
    For the next batch I'd suggest painting with civilian garments, for example the jackets
    These guys not only lacked uniformity but also uniforms.

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    1. Thank you Anibal! I may try out your suggestion on the next group.

      Christopher

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  3. Very good paint job - as always.

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  4. Lovely painting and basing, Christopher!

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  5. Lovely work Chris! That SCW stuff of yours is simply stunning. It's a highly interesting subject and an itch I'd like to scratch one day either. Not sure on the scale as well as rules though.

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    1. Thank you very much Nick! I understand your reservations largely come from the cost in 28mm as it's pretty much just Empress and while the sculpting is fantastic the price is not. Perhaps your thinking 20mm SCW which has some good companies and the cost is for sure more reasonable, but frankly the figures are not as good as Empress 28mm. Another option is 15mm and 10mm, however I usually don't enjoy painting the scale and with my eyes getting older is harder to enjoy, but perhaps that will work for you.

      Christopher

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    2. Superb painting and basing Christopher and a great choice of colours.

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  6. Nice work indeed! An interesting period and much over looked... :)

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    1. Thank you Mike and while not as popular as WWII it is a period that is gaining popularity which is good.

      Christopher

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  7. Very nice! Looking forward to seeing more! Cory

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