Trying out a base size - in this case 40mm by 20mm which is probably a little on the small side so I will try 50mm by 25mm next.
Whilst work has resumed on the ACW project (both the rules and the ship models) I have still found some time to further consider the whole ‘Colonial/Imagi-nations’ set up planned with the figures from the War in the Age of Imperialism board game.
My first thought was to look at other nationalities that used a close approximation of the uniform depicted by the infantry firing figure - a pith helmet, tunic, trousers with ankle boots and minimal equipment. If one is not too picky about fine detail then there are a number of choices on offer. France and Italy to start with but I am sure there are others and it is actually quite good fun researching them. It has given me a number of ideas to explore and naturally these will need to tie in with some naval activity.
In a roundabout way (roundabout as in via Bob Cordery’s World of 1891) I have been looking long and hard at the prospect of something Madasahatta based only set earlier than the famous campaign of 1914 that Eric Knowles ran. I am thinking about the mid 1880s and the period just after the invasion of Egypt and the fall of Khartoum. At this stage it is very much an idea rather than anything tangible but certainly there is plenty of scope to do this.
For now though the ACW project takes priority but it is always could to have a plan B or in my case a plan B, C, D, E and so on!