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Sunday, 9 October 2016

Middle East militia

Here are some more units for my 15mm-scale Middle East Crossfire collection.  Today I finished painting these two mobs of militia.  These are a mix of Peter Pig & Rebel Minis figures.  I head-swapped some of the miniatures to increase the number of keffiyeh-wearing fighters, using the very handy Peter Pig spare heads sprues.  I'll mostly be using these to represent 'armed rabble' type insurgents rather than the drilled PLO regular forces, who will be mostly wearing camouflage.  They could represent poor-quality fighters from a variety of the bewildering array of factions in the Lebanon war of the early '80s - Druze, Mourabitoun, Phalangists, or any of the disparate groups grouped under the 'PLO' umbrella.  If I branch-out into wargaming the aftermath of the 2003 Iraq invasion, they could even be used as insurgents for that.


There are two mobs here, one consists of a leader & two rifle fireteams, with one containing an RPG-7.  The other mob has a leader & only one rifle fireteam, plus a 75mm recoilless rifle team. In Crossfire rules terms, these will be Green troops, using a house rule for militia - unlike regular troops, they won't cause Kills on additional Suppression rolls, which means that while they may be able to Pin professional soldiers in place with weight of fire, they won't be able to finish their enemies off easily without charging into a close combat en masse.

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