Saturday, 7 November 2015

Freikorps Rorschach and archeologists

As was to be expected I got distracted. From Frostgrave to Rogue Trader I returned to the Back of Beyond. I even started a Facebook group dedicated to the period.

Two and a half years ago I made a start with Freikorps Rorschach, but only recently I decorated this car.

Major Rorschach and his Freikorps is send by his financer to travel through the recently collapsed Austro Hungarian Empire to meet an aqcuaintance in civil war torn Ukraine. From there the road goes to central asia to investigate terracotta artifacts. At least, that's the plan.

In the works (but for quite some years already) more Freikorps (with Copplestone, Brigade Games and Great War Miniatures), Red Sailors and revolutionary citizens and the notorious Ukrainian anarchist Makhnovichina. 
I'm waiting for a parcel of Brigade Games' austrians to make a unit of Hungarian POW bolsheviks.

Here's Hauptmann Rorschach and the comittee of silly hats of the Deutsches Archäologisches Institut: his trusted leutnant and an archeologist and spiritualist who joined the expedition. Troubled by unexplained disturbing dreams der Hauptmann has an unkempt if not savage appearance.
Two of these are based on Copplestone Castings' Turks with substituted helmet and cap. I'm supposed to do this with an entire squad of Turks and pressmoulded putty stahlhelms. The guy with the Bergman gun is a simple headswap with a Grenadier Half-Orc.