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Old 10-18-2011, 05:29 AM
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Hi all, I'm going to start a new project for HoTE. The period is the end of 19th century in east africa.
I'd need an advice on manufactures producing italians in 15mm.
I've seen that Tin Soldiers has a wide range, but without pictures.
Anyone else?
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Old 10-18-2011, 06:35 AM
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I've done an Italian army, when I get home tonight I'll put up some pictures. some of my figs are Essex and the others were acquired in a swap and I don't know who made them -Paul
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Old 10-18-2011, 07:51 AM
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Luca,
In 15mm, you might be able to get by with 1879 era British and various Sudanese and Egyptians given accurate paint jobs as per your intended project. I think you will only find actual Italians etc. in 28mm
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Old 10-18-2011, 08:20 AM
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Irregular make a couple/few figures, also www.audehistorica.com, just get out your Italian translator....probably not a problem? They look to have what you want for Ethiopia. John S.
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Old 10-18-2011, 09:07 AM
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Have you seen the new Osprey book on Adawa?
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Old 10-18-2011, 10:48 AM
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thank you all guys, so far I've discovered that:
- the unique complete range (both for italians and abyssinians) comes from Tin Soldier
- italian troops (few) are made by AUDE and Irregular
- regional tribes (hadendoa, dervishes, ansar) are more easy to collect

anyway I'll keep you informed here and on my blog

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Old 10-18-2011, 05:05 PM
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A matched set of Italian colonial troops and Ethiopian troops could be very interesting as a historical match up. In the European Scramble for Africa, Ethiopia and its king hold a special place as one of the very few holdouts against European imperialism. The king realized what he needed and hired instructors in western methods as well as buying modern gunpowder weapons to equip at least some of his troops. His efforts resulted in maintaining his nation's independence. Quite a story really. The Ethiopians sound like they would make a very colorful and interesting army.
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Old 10-18-2011, 07:37 PM
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here are two photos, these guys should get to see some action this saturday. The Adawa book was useful in that i learned that I could add some more color to some of the Abyssinians. the mortar and gun with the Abyssinians are for the earlier period version of the army. Good luck with your project vitriol:





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Old 10-18-2011, 07:46 PM
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Oh great! Now you guys have me wanting to do an Italian army! Just what I need another army to put on my want list!!!!

Paul, I know I've seen those guys before, but they really are superb! Yes, My Egyptians will be happy to give them a few lessons!
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Old 10-19-2011, 06:20 AM
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here are two photos, these guys should get to see some action this saturday. The Adawa book was useful in that i learned that I could add some more color to some of the Abyssinians. the mortar and gun with the Abyssinians are for the earlier period version of the army. Good luck with your project vitriol:

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that are exactly what I'd like to paint and to play with.
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