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Whirlwind06 Mar 2019 8:54 p.m. PST

Which 15mm figures and vehicles would you recommend for the early part of the Desert War, and for the fighting in East Africa, between the Commonwealth & Italians?

Maha Bandula07 Mar 2019 3:26 a.m. PST

Eureka Miniatures are a must for that Operation Compass look:

Battlefront does Libyans who look very dope:

Don't think anyone does East African ascaris, though if you are not into headswops then Blue Moon's Sudan range may offer a way out:

Rotundo07 Mar 2019 7:04 a.m. PST

Blue Moon actually has Askaris. The bags have a mix of turban and Fez. I painted 600 up for Von Wissman's column.

kevanG13 Mar 2019 1:17 a.m. PST

East African commonwealth is quite difficult since the Indians wore traditional footwear and were in shorts.

Leadgend03 Apr 2019 11:05 p.m. PST

Eureka has a range of Italians for East Africa, they just aren't up on the website yet. There are foot and mounted Ascaris in the tall tabusc fez as well as Somali Dubats in turbans.

Gerard Leman02 May 2019 3:50 p.m. PST

Don't forget the Matilda II's in "Gazelle Force", though I generally don't think of gazelles when I think of Matilda II's.

kevanG15 May 2019 9:28 a.m. PST

good info leadgend

…Will be interested in those italians, but Its still commonwealth that are the difficulty.

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