Year of the Butterfly. 5: Revolution

As proposed in the previous post, I have located most of the old 20mm (so-called “HO/OO scale”) toys for my 1951 “Coup d’État” battle.

Here is a quick look at the infantry awaiting a paint job, based for better stability on individual 15mm square MDF pieces bought for a different project and found to be inadequate.

Dad’s Army? – or Grandad’s?

On the right are five squads of regular army (conscripts), some of whom will become “disaffected”. On the left three squads of loyal Republican Guard with to their rear a company of four locally produced anti-tank guns.

For some reason the design specification for the guns forgot the wheels, so they will need to be carried about on amphibious trucks – the only available cargo vehicles.

I can almost smell the nostalgia. Certainly their old “Merit” cardboard storage boxes have a certain whiff of je ne sais quoi.

Tomorrow to the army tailor for some appropriate uniforms.

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General Whiskers

Wargaming butterfly (mainly solo), unpainted model figure amasser, and Historical Re-enactor of the black powder era.

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