Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Challenge Entry #7 - Rockets!



Aaaaaaaaah, nostalgia! It makes me feel really old to think this is 20 years old (well, that and seeing my kids growing before my eyes!)

Why the Smashing Pumpkins, you ask? Rockets of course! The RHA Rocket Troop to be precise!

I bought this set on a whim ages ago and haven't actually painted any of the figures a) because they're butt-ugly, and b) our rules don't cover rockets! I'll check with the rules gurus to see if any of the big January games I haven't been involved in have special rules for rocketry, or else I'll have to make some up. I like the idea that any green troops or cavalry would have to undergo an automatic morale test to see if they are spooked by the hissing and screaming of the rockets on the first fire. Also some sort of randomised targeting that can even result in friendly fire would be the go, too!




I like to add a little cotton wool to the end of artillerymen's portfires to give a little more detail, though I've learned not to add it til after the varnishing process. I've added it before spraying on the varnish but it collects in the fibres making a bit of a soggy mess!



13 comments:

  1. Excellent work Rosbif! Now you just need a Spanish(?) hut for Sharpe and Harper to hide in whilst being shot at with the rockets ;)

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  2. A very very fine result there Rosbif! Just make up your own rules.

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  3. Beautiful job! The cotton wool on the portfire's a great effect. Brave souls - light 'er up and where she lands is anyone's guess!

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  4. They are really nice-great job!

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  5. looks great, yes the smoke makes it stand out

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  6. great work, I have a relative who work the rockets during the Zulu war so always have a soft spot for rocket troops
    Peace James

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  7. Great stuff there Rosbif and the rocket battery but you are missing Sharpe sitting in front of them and thanks for the Smashing Pumpkins great tune, great band

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  8. Wonderful work, the little wisp of smoke rocks!

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