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thanks for the feedback.

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So what models have people used for Ethiopian cav?

I think that the PDF recommends the Perry Baggara Horse which would work for tribal cav
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The Imperial Guard was small but were apparently photographed more than the rest of the Ethiopian army combined so I'm debating getting these guys for Reivercasting for mounted Imperial Guard
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[edit] That's Reiver Casting not River Casting.


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for ethiopean regulars you can get away with using WWI british troops in service caps instead of helmets. look at the early war ranges. empress might have some.

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Askari miniatues do a range of Ethiopians:

Askari Minis


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WWPDCbaxter wrote:
for ethiopean regulars you can get away with using WWI british troops in service caps instead of helmets. look at the early war ranges. empress might have some.


I didn't find any from Empress but I found some from Renegade and Great War Miniatures.

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What are the chances that I could find British machine gunners or mortar crew in service caps?


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Would this work:
http://footsoreminiatures.co.uk/collect ... h-hmg-team

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Seems like they would.

Thanks!


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lowlylowlycook wrote:
WWPDCbaxter wrote:
for ethiopean regulars you can get away with using WWI british troops in service caps instead of helmets. look at the early war ranges. empress might have some.


I didn't find any from Empress but I found some from Renegade and Great War Miniatures.

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What are the chances that I could find British machine gunners or mortar crew in service caps?


worst case scenario you have to do head swaps. check out old glory 15s, they carry the battle honor range of 25mm ww1 figures, you may be able to buy crew and swap them in. also i thinking gripping beast has ww1 heads.

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Gravedigger wrote:


these are sweet

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Two quick questions again about models.

What are the best models for Ethiopian archers?

What's are people's favorite sources for heads for headswaps?


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I never really found any but I'd look at conveying the perry plastics

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I wonder how these Cretan archers would look painted up.

They are even barefoot and the curly hair might work.


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@WWPDbaxter, I don't know whether to thank you or blame you because I did a quick count and between Empress and Askari metals, the Perry Zouaves that I plan to run as Harrari troops, and the Perry Sudanese I now have at least 154 Ethiopian infantry assembled and primed. That doesn't include gun crews or the cavalry (horse and camel obviously) that mostly haven't arrived.

At the same time I acquired a good number of books on Ethiopia, some relevant to the wars some not. For that, I unequivocally thank you.

I think there might be something to this historical gaming.


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Pics hopefully to follow?


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Lowlylowlycook,

I'd like to see pics as well. But, more importantly, your reading list. Finding good books on the subject is hard.

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Well, I did have an idea of doing some quick book reviews of my collection, but since I got that idea too late, I'd have to reread them I got distracted by other things. And yeah, I had more luck with bibliographies in the back of books than I did with online searching.

But to get started.
For background:
"The Battle of Adawa" by Ramond Jonas is an engaging history of the first war with Italy and worth reading.
"In Ethiopia with a Mule" by Dervla Murphy is a travelog of a lone foreigner travelling through the countryside. For me gives the best taste of what the country the Italians invaded was like, both the terrain and the rural population (which was almost every Ethiopian)

The War
"Haile Selassies's" War by Anthony Mockler For a general overview of both the wars was my favorite.


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Thanks for the title suggestions. I've written them down. Already ordered "In Ethopia on a Mule". Intrigued by the synopsis I read.

Thanks again,

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Any updates if this list will be official ever or something close to it featured in a book?


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I've heard nothing but that would be cool wouldn't it. maybe someone should let WG know.

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Some of the things like the horse drawn tow have since appeared in official books despite being in the Ethiopian list first?


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Well, I share the file for Ethiopia to Warlord Games and asked them if they had anything similar in their new North Africa campaign book coming out soon. Still waiting for a response but it would be nice if they did something like they did for the Chinese and post a pdf that could be used for tournaments.


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Baxter, Warlord responded and they want to get in touch with you about doing an article on your list.


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Cool they can email me at baxter.craig@gmail.com

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I gave them your email. If you hear anything from them how about an update. I did the most that I could to help with getting the Armies of Ethiopia a chance to be recognized. I have my fingers crossed.


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it be cool if it did

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