Wednesday, October 12, 2011
I received the German High Command figures from Tradition of London. I expected them to be very old style, but was very pleasantly surprised that they were better than that. It is really too bad they are 30mm rather than 28, but since they will mostly be used by themselves it won't make that much difference. I just ordered a bunch more command and other useful figures from the period 1870-1914. When painted these should really be colorful figures considering all the khaki and German colors. Not everyone will be in khaki as I would like things to be somewhat more colorful. That includes my Danish "Red Watch" in their distinctive Royal Stewart Kilts, awarded the kilts 25 years ago by Col. (The) Stewart of the Black Watch the Danes having come to their rescue while surrounded in the Jidda Hills. The Colonel of the Red Watch is typically a Stewart, field commanded by a Danish Royal Family member. The Danes will figure in the campaign quite a bit, as will the British and possibly the French, maybe even the Austrians and a few other surprises.