Capitain Craupaud – Darkest Africa

I have been sculpting the bases and painting some more Foundry miniatures from their Darkest Africa range that I am going to use with my Tally Ho! rules as well as Old West games.

Standing somewhat aloof, Capitain Craupaud holds his pistol ready for anything,

Capitain Craupaud

Still a fair of work to do.

Malto Cortese – Tally Ho!

Having given him a white undercoat, I started painting the model.
Malto Cortese – Tally Ho!
Malto Cortese is a really nice sculptured model and quite different to the other miniatures in the A League of Exceptional Gentleman – DA012 range.
I think this will be a really useful model for Victorian Science Fiction scenarios, he looks like a Steam Tank or Ether Flyer Captain rather than a Darkest Africa explorer. His expression of determination really comes out in the model and he looks like an individual who you wouldn’t want to cross.

Malto Cortese – Tally Ho!

Malto Cortese is a really nice sculptured model and quite different to the other miniatures in the A League of Exceptional Gentleman – DA012 range.
I think this will be a really useful model for Victorian Science Fiction scenarios, he looks like a Steam Tank or Ether Flyer Captain rather than a Darkest Africa explorer. His expression of determination really comes out in the model and he looks like an individual who you wouldn’t want to cross.
Simon has this model and here is his painted version.

Malto Cortese - Tally Ho! Workbench

This is the painted version from the Foundry website.

Malto Cortese - Tally Ho! Workbench

After basing the model on a two pence piece, I gave the model a white undercoat.
Malto Cortese - Tally Ho! Workbench
Malto Cortese - Tally Ho! Workbench
I don’t know if I will give him a blue uniform, I might go for more of a desert khaki look instead.

Capitain Craupaud

“I think he might be French”

Capitain Craupaud

This is another of my Darkest Africa miniatures from the A League of Exceptional Gentleman – DA012 range.
Capitain Craupaud
He is certainly an elegant chap, holding his pistol as though wary of what might happen just around the corner.
Capitain Craupaud
I am intending to use these models in Old West scenarios as well as Tally Ho! adventures set in Africa and Asia. I also think they are ideal Victorian Science Fiction miniatures.

Graf von Schnyder – Tally Ho! Workbench

This model is from the Wargames Foundry Darkest Africa range. Graf von Schnyderis walking whilst carrying his rifle. This is a picture of the painted model from the Foundry website.

Graf von Schnyder – Tally Ho! Workbench

In the first instance I based the model on a two pence piece. I then gave the model a white undercoat.
Graf von Schnyder – Tally Ho! Workbench
This is a nice model, not sure if I will follow the paint scheme from the Foundry website.
Graf von Schnyder – Tally Ho! Workbench
Graf von Schnyder – Tally Ho! Workbench

The Younger Stanley – Tally Ho! Workbench

This model is from the Wargames Foundry Darkest Africa range. The Younger Stanley is carrying his rifle. This is a picture of the painted model from the Foundry website.

The Younger Stanley – Tally Ho! Workbench

Having based the model on a two pence piece, I gave Stanley a white undercoat.
The Younger Stanley – Tally Ho! Workbench
The Younger Stanley – Tally Ho! Workbench
I also, as I said with Teddy Roosevelt, intend to use the model for VSF and Old West scenarios too.

Teddy Roosevelt – Tally Ho! Workbench

This model is from the Wargames Foundry Darkest Africa range. Teddy Roosevelt is carrying his helmet and carrying a rifle. This is a picture of the painted model from the Foundry website.

Teddy Roosevelt - Tally Ho! Workbench

Having based the model on a two pence piece, I gave Teddy a white undercoat.

Teddy Roosevelt - Tally Ho! Workbench

Teddy Roosevelt - Tally Ho! Workbench

I also intend to use the model for VSF and Old West scenarios too.

Victorian Science Fiction Steam Tank

Here is my Victorian Science Fiction Steam Tank from Ironclad  Miniatures from a recent game.
Victorian Science Fiction Steam Tank
Alongside them are some Foundry Darkest Africa miniatures from Simon’s collection.
We didn’t use the steam tank as a model in the game, merely as scenery.
Victorian Science Fiction Steam Tank
I am thinking about how I can create rules for the steam tank for the Legends of the Old West rules. I have been looking at the tank rules in The Great War rules and I think that they could work with a little work. My main concern is that the weapons usually found in the old west probably weren’t able to do much damage to a VSF steam tank and therefore as well as rules for the steam tank, I also need to think about some steampunk weapons for those fighting against the steam tank.
Though I am sure an Elephant Gun might be able to do some damage…
See how the Steam Tank was painted. More photographs of the Steam Tank. See the Old West Miniatures Gallery.