Lead Mountain: Update 4

 

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I did it again. I bought some more models. The new Spectre Russians just look too perfect and I need some Russians for a campaign I’m planning. So I picked up 5 covert GRU Operatives (also good for Russian gangsters or arms dealers) and 4 Direct Action GRU with a combination of AKs and AKSUs.

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On the other hand I did good and got some Taliban painted, based and all ready for wargaming tomorrow. There is a lot of brown in painting them so I tried to add a few coloured details to match with the pictures. They will get their first game going up against my friend’s Bundeswehr which should prove interesting.

I also finally chose which models I will be receiving from the Day of the Rangers kickstarter. Rather than my original plan of all the US characters, I decided to get a nice mixture of models. Two Delta teams, three sets of Rangers (two normal and a command team will let me give a squad leader to Ranger chalk and some other figures to make Air Force personnel) and two sets of Somali gunmen means I can get out and play some of the scenarios in the book. I also picked up two sets of counters for Skirmish Sangin to make playing the game a little easier.

So how is the lead mountain currently standing? Items in italics have changed since the last update.

Painted, varnished and based – 96:

  • 38 Empress – Modern British Infantry
  • 14 Spectre – UKSF (of various types)
  • 6 Spectre – Task Force Operators (painted as SAS) + 1 Spectre Dog
  • 10 Spectre – AK armed contractors
  • 5 Spectre – Western Contractors (being used as US Special Forces)
  • 11 Spectre – Task Force Operators (being used as US Army Rangers
  • 2 Spectre – Intelligence Agents
  • 1 Spectre – African Soldier
  • 1 Empress – Armoured Troopers
  • 8 Radio DishDash –  Taliban

In the process of being painted, varnished and based – 48 :

  • 1 Empress – Dog for Counter-IED Team – Based, needs painting
  • 1 Spectre – Dog – Based, needs washing
  • 1 Empress – Warrior IFV – Basecoated, some green painted
  • 4 Spectre – African Soldiers – partially painted
  • 14 Spectre – Insurgents – Based, some colours painted
  • 1 Evil Bear Wargames – Hardsuits – being painted in parts
  • 1 Spectre – UKSF (ghille suit with M4)
  • 5 Spectre – Western Contractors (Converted with Shemaghs)
  • 4 Empress – PLA Special Forces
  • 4 Empress – US SEAL Team 6
  • 3 Empress – Armoured Troopers
  • 9 Radio DishDash –  Taliban

Basecoated with Basing Material– 3:

  • 1 Evil Bear Wargames – Hardsuits
  • 2 Spectre – Hostages

Basecoated – 54:

  • 4 Empress – US Frogmen
  • 5 Hasslefree Miniatures – Modern Troopers
  • 8 Spectre – SMG Armed Contractors
  • Spectre – 1 VIP and 3 Bodyguards
  • 6 Spectre – Intelligence Agents
  • Spectre – Female Contactor (Salute 2015 model)
  • Spectre – 1 Agitator and 1 Bodyguard
  • 15 Spectre – Task Force Contractors (To be split between UKSF and Rangers)
  • 7 Spectre – African Locals
  • 2 Spectre – Deniable Assets

Not Arrived – 37:

  • 8 Radio DishDash DELTA Force
  • 12 Radio DishDash US Army Rangers
  • 8 Radio DishDash Somali Gunmen
  • 5 Spectre Covert Action GRU
  • 4 Spectre Direct Action GRU

Total Models: 238

Models finished (Based, painted and varnished): 96

Percentage of collection finished: 40.3% painted


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