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Friday, 18 January 2013

The Tiger Cadets

Well I have finished a whole unit this week, I first for me, lol, well its actually taken me three days from metal to based and I am rather pleased with the result.This is yet again unit for my Very British Civil War game and these chaps or rather lads, more will become clear, are destined for my Duke of Rutland's forces.  These lads are made up from the various public/private schools in the area, namely, Uppingham School, Oakham School and Ratcliff School, from the chaps who both rugga buggas and in the school'd cadet force. Uniformed in the standard Service Dress of the British Army but the uniform has taken its colours from the Volunteer Rifle Unit and also from the Leicester Tigers, thus the name "Tiger Cadets". This combination of good sporting skills and cadet training should make these lads a formidable foe, but in true it has made them a rather unwieldy unit, as they think that they are superior to those around them. Only time will tell if this is just youthful enthusiasm or they really are one of the elite units.

The Tiger Cadets

The Tiger Cadets

The figures are from Reiver Castings and are from there their Great War range and actually are dismounted British cavalry. Now the Reiver figures are a little short for 28mm, closer to 25mm but look fine if fielded in the same unit. Now as these are young lads from the various public schools it seemed fitting that they be slightly smaller than the average adult so I have used them for this reason. Now I rather like the sculpt  true they are not the best out there but at £10 for a pack of ten foot figures or four mounted that cant be bad and I cant recommend them enough.

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  1. A rough and tumble unit if I ever saw one, Pk. Nice work, Sir.

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    1. Thanks there Jay, Rough, tough and posh I will have you know, lol

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  4. Nice one PK. Good looking unit. Nice "History".

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    1. Thanks there Clint, the back story is very important to me for VBCW.

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  5. I have some armed schoolboys painted up and waiting an opponent. Free Wales!

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    1. Are they the Gripping Beasts schoolboys as they are very nice. Hope you fine an opponent soon, but I know your pain as I fine any around here too.

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  6. Looks good PK, looks like I will have to finish off my Worcester Warriors now... :-)

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    1. Thanks there Stuart and I look forward to them painted and finished.

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  7. Splendid fellows as if from a 1930's If...

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    1. Thanks there Alan and now there an idea for VBCW

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  8. A fine looking bunch of young chaps!

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  9. Up, School, and at 'em! Huzzah, we'll smash the oiks, eh, what?

    Another spiffing unit, PK!

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    1. Thank you Old Bean, they are rather spiffing old chap.

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  11. These look great, you must now have a lot of units now
    ian

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    1. Thanks there Ian and yes I do have a large collection of units now and if fact working on another. But you can never have too many units, lol

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  12. Cracking stuff , and i love the inagination behind the unit story

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    1. Thanks there Dave as I have said earlier to me the story almost comes first and is not just a tool to have weird and wonderful unit in my force. One day I will have to collect and write up all the happening in VBCW Leicester

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  13. Great looking unit well done on these. Its great when the muse comes upon you and you just have to get them finished.

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    1. Thanks there Brummie and yes it is a great feeling to have them finished, well chuffed. Though the actually figures have been sitting around for quite some time just waiting to be painted. I wonder if anyone else has that problem, lol.

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