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A mythical beast - a female wargamer! I got back into wargaming in the summer of 2011 after a very, very long break. My current interests are Ancients, ACW, 30YW and SciFi gaming.

Saturday, 4 November 2017

Finished: 15mm Ming Chinese Baggage Elements

I finished painting the Chinese porters and barrow-men last night And started thinking about base composition for the baggage elements. For ADLG you need a 40x80mm base but for FoGR you need one that is 80x120mm. Simple solution - make up 3 elements of 40x80mm. Problem - not enough figures for three bases. Solution - figures on two bases and leave the third one blank.

It was still missing something, but I had a thought - I had a spare horse archer figure from ages back who I could add as a guard. I dug the figure out, glued the rider to the horse and the horse to a painting stick then primed it last night. I managed to get him finished by late afternoon then glued all the figures onto the two bases. Once the superglue had cured I made a start on doing the basing. I was pleasantly surprised to find that I actually managed to take them all the way through to flocking this evening.

Time now for pics:

The porters and barrow-men are from Essex, the horse archer is Old Glory 15s.

Tomorrow I'll be making a start on another spear & bow unit. These chaps will be "poor" as I need at least one of those for FoGR.


  1. I really like hose figures - great character.

  2. I love this kind of unit, and this one is superb, great job!

  3. I'm starting to worry about you, are you not sleeping? ;)

  4. Cracking porters and the horse archer really adds to the base.

  5. Very nice work Tamsin. You are a machine!

  6. Very VERY attractive models and superb modelling.

  7. @ Norm - cheers! :)

    @ Martin - thanks! :)

    @ Phil - merci! :)

    @ Michael - yes, I am sleeping thanks! :)

    @ Dannoc - cheers! If nothing else,it was a good way to use up that spare archer :)

    @ Ray - thanks! :)

    @ Steve - cheers! :)

    @ Dean - thanks! :)

  8. I really like civilian bases like these. Wonderful work Tamsin!