The Bush Veldt Carbineers were a Light Horse in South Africa notorious for the conviction and execution by firing squad of two of it's officers and the imprisonment of a third for the murder of numerous Boer prisoners of war. They were just one of many small units of what were basically irregular light infantry raised to prosecute the guerilla war against the diminishing Boer commandoes as the Boer War ran down in late 1901-2.
Wednesday, November 18, 2020
Monday, November 02, 2020
Friday, October 16, 2020
Or - the project that would not die.
I've recommenced on an old Landsknechts project this week. The paperboys are having a rest for the next week or so.
I was chatting to a chum about his growing Landsknecht forces when I recalled my own; one thing led to another and we have committed to a battle next year of a particularly school-boy sort where "You bring every thing you've got and I'll bring everything I've got.". And naturally this will be kicking off an arms race, and some good-natured sledging.
So and without any further ado, some pictures of where I am at right now.
Thursday, October 08, 2020
Appalled by the spectacle of the vile Gauls who have the impertinence to thumb their lime-stained noses at Rome, More troops have been sent to the border areas under Legate Stocus M. Derivitatus.
Tuesday, October 06, 2020
Legate Stocus Maximus urges a cohort of the IXth on to do his dirty work... somewhere in Gaul.
Monday, October 05, 2020
I got busy with the scissors and glue over the weekend and knocked out some more stands of Gallic infantry. This is what 12 stands looks like all in a row:
I love the density of these formations. As everyone seems to be saying, they look great in large numbers.
And who is this? Why, it's Julius Caesar, of course, doubtless ready to pen his version of "The Gallic Wars".
Saturday, October 03, 2020
Fiddly to cut out, once you get into the swing of things, they go fairly rapidly. I processed a bit more than a single sheet last night.
I have the Romans in Britain book from Helion as well and I am in the process (I think) of scratching a long-held itch.
6-10 stands makes a warband for the Gauls...