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yarkshire gamer06 Jul 2018 8:48 a.m. PST




Well there is always an excuse to get them all out on the table at once, said the Actress to the Bishop.

As part of my going therapy I thought it might be a good idea to review some of my figure collections starting with my 28mm British WW2 Desert boys.

This was supposed to be a single box of Perrys Miniatures and a couple of Tanks, as they say mistakes were made ! At the end of the post is a picture of the to do pile so it's not over yet.


Regards Ken
The Yarkshire Gamer

Timbo W06 Jul 2018 8:52 a.m. PST

Great work Ken those look magnificent

ScottS06 Jul 2018 9:47 a.m. PST

Beautiful work!!

Personal logo Jeff Ewing Supporting Member of TMP06 Jul 2018 10:22 a.m. PST

Anything worth doing is worth overdoing, I say. That is a terrific-looking collection!

robert piepenbrink Supporting Member of TMP06 Jul 2018 10:30 a.m. PST

"This was supposed to be a single box of Perrys Miniatures and a couple of Tanks."

How well I know that story! Among other "mistakes" there is a full-bore Column Line and Square late Prussian Napoleonic army in the garage--three brigades and supports--which was supposed to be the 2nd West Prussian Reserve Infantry. It grew.

Nice looking bunch, your lads.

Vigilant06 Jul 2018 10:37 a.m. PST

My opposition to Ken's Brits fills a 64 litre Really Useful Box. The Afrika Korps also grew from a single box of infantry to 3 Pz IVs, 9 Pz III, 4 Pz II assorted recce vehicles and several boxes of infantry. If only you could buy self control!

Frederick Supporting Member of TMP06 Jul 2018 10:45 a.m. PST

Amazing work! Love those Brit early desert colours

Joes Shop Supporting Member of TMP06 Jul 2018 10:46 a.m. PST

Thats a collection to be proud of. Excellent work!

Mark 106 Jul 2018 10:47 a.m. PST

As several have said, that's a superb bit of an army!

I might also suggest that I kind of like the subject title. If anyone else cares to post a "Troops on Parade – …" topic, and similarly show one of the armies in their collection, I will be among those lining up to open the thread and have a look-see.

I mean, what's more delightful than perusing another gamer's toy collection? Particularly when they are such lovely models. Am I right?

(aka: Mk 1)

DisasterWargamer Supporting Member of TMP06 Jul 2018 11:09 a.m. PST

Nicely done

olicana06 Jul 2018 11:59 a.m. PST

A man after my own heart. Well done, Ken.

yarkshire gamer06 Jul 2018 12:56 p.m. PST

Cheers Everyone, Troops on Parade is of course copyrighted by Yarkshire Gamer;-)

Fred Cartwright06 Jul 2018 1:07 p.m. PST

Very nice. Lovely paint jobs too. As for the size of the force seems about right to me!

Personal logo BigRedBat Sponsoring Member of TMP06 Jul 2018 1:20 p.m. PST

Very nice Ken!

khanscom06 Jul 2018 5:28 p.m. PST

Awesome! I love your rendition of the Caunter camouflage.

uglyfatbloke07 Jul 2018 10:31 a.m. PST

I already drooled over these on facebook – more than happy to drool some more.

SeattleGamer09 Jul 2018 4:08 p.m. PST

@Yarkshire Gamer … Your collection is so beautiful, I am almost at a loss for words. This is EXACTLY the period I want to cover with my own Commonwealth force for the early desert years. And seeing an entire force done up in Caunter scheme … it is all so awe inspiring!

I have saved off the photos to my own drive, and they will serve to guide me as I slowly assemble my own force.

Amazing work! Thanks for sharing!

Legion 410 Jul 2018 7:56 a.m. PST

WOW !!!!! thumbs up gold star

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