I'm starting to put together terrain for the remaining Savannah based Congo adventures. Still waiting for the group of African princesses that was missing from my order of Death in the Dark Continent from Northstar (hint hint!). The free figures were there, but no princess.
Other than that I just need to finish a small village and I'm all set for the three Savannah adventures. You may remember the huts I bought at Salute.
Well, I've been reasonably productive and they are very nearly finished (some small details left to do and a quick varnish).
The hedge represents a thorn bush bomas. It's probably more just scenery in Congo but helps to define the edge of the village. It will be more useful as a terrain addition for DitDC. Speaking of which, I've also been busy adding to my African Kingdoms column to build an Azande force. Eventually this will also work for Men Who Would Be Kings. One army, three games!
The Azande force is based on the sample army given with the DitDC book and includes 3 units of elite skirmishers (with throwing knives), 2 units of traditionally armed skirmishers (spears), 2 units of skirmishers with muskets and a single unit of rifle armed elite skirmishers. The chief and bodyguard form a separate unit.
The Azande were all purchased at Salute from Foundry and I'm using the figures with ratan hats as the elite skirmishers. Interestingly the hats are very similar to those worn by the Malagasy and I have quite a few of those from my own adventures - must dig them out. Unfortunately, Foundry's figures only came with a few actual knives. But I have a cunning plan...