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British Troops for Service on Mars

Wargames Factory Zulu War British painted for service on Mars

Wargames Factory Zulu War British painted for service on Mars

At an HMGS convention some time back Wargames Factory was distributing some of their Zulu War British as samples.  The guys in my club gave me their figures.  I’ve had them assembled, primed, and based for some time.  As I don’t game the Zulu War, I wasn’t sure what to do with them.  In preparation for our Historicon GASLIGHT Mars extravaganza, I’ve been painting figures.  See previous posts.  This weekend I finished my Brits painted for service on Mars.

Close up of British soldier in service on Mars

Close up of British soldier in service on Mars

The uniform is similar to the Zulu War uniform.  While the British Army on Earth has converted to khaki, it was determined that the red coats were actually camouflage on Mars.  The red coats were retained, but worn over khaki trousers, rather than blue.  The khaki takes on an orange tinge after service in the red soil of Mars.

The thin red line vs. the thick green line

The thin red line vs. the thick green line

Here is a picture of those newly-painted British troops receiving a charge from green Martians.


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