This site was created late in 2008, just a few years after first becoming involved in wargaming. As you can tell by the name, WAB was my introduction to this community. I appreciate the following and comments this blog receives, and give all thanks and credit to my Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ. It may seem odd that this blog appears to focus on the folly of mankind's continuous warfare, but I believe I can still enjoy this hobby so long as I put Him first in all I do. Maranatha!
Friday, March 19, 2010
OG Boxer Rebellion Japanese Cavalry
Here are some pictures of the recently painted and based Japanese cavalry unit for the Boxer Rebellion game. Just in time too, as tomorrow is the first playtest. I still have to finish the cannon and crew, but I might bring the unpainted cannon to the playtest, and use some infantry troops as stand ins for the crew.
They are nicely sculpted with the frogging on the "Attila" tunics well-defined. The red trousers betray a strong French influence, in spite of their attention turning towards Germany after the Franco-Prussian War. The flag is from Warflag.com. As with the two infantry standards, the staff still needs a gold chrysanthemum finial - or maybe it got shot off in combat.
Here's a nice color postcard from the era that is on my friend Andrew's website:
The pictures below show the Japanese army during the Sino-Japanese War of 1894-1895.
The next two are from the Boxer Rebellion, 1900.
This last photo shows Japanese artillery during the Russo-Japanese War of 1904-1905.
The uniform still closely resembles the type worn in the two earlier wars. In fact, even after the khaki uniform was introduced, many troops, particularly the artillery, were still wearing the older blue uniform until the end of the war.
I was looking for color and assembly guide for the OG Creosot75mm gun, but found this RJW b&w film clip on You Tube.