What is it?
Oxford Diecast 11th African Div Sudan 1941 Caunter Scheme Austin Tilly
It is 1/76th scale, but so cute I couldn't resist.
Oxford Diecast Dingo Scout Car HQ 2nd Division, El Alamein 1942 - 1:76 Scale
These cost $A12 each and are ready to go right out of the box.
While they are meant to be collectors' items, seeing them blown up in the pictures shows a bit of room for detailing and maybe weathering. My challenge as always will be to use them in anger on the table top.
But back to the mat and my need to decide on future desert basing schemes.
This DAK stand was from my recent Tunisian Campaign purchase.
This is my existing basing scheme for my Australian Western Desert Force.
Some Fallschirmjager destined for Crete for which I also plan to use this mat.
The basing scheme for these figures, which I purchase some time back, matches in well.
This was my attempt to match that scheme.
Lev has provided me with the paint colours he used and my partner is out at the moment looking for sample pots for me.
I'm yet to do my post about these guys and some related Space 1889 figures I recently came by.
But my plan is to use the mat for Mars as well.
Of course I will just need to perfect some additional terrain items. The mat is such that some slopes, hills etc can be provided by putting books etc underneath.