Rhodesian African Rifles 28mm miniatures.


Just taken some photos of the other figures based and painted.

It is interesting to note that a typical Fire Force would be 3 sticks of 4 men each in the first wave (12). Carried in by the G-cars.

Paratroop element would be 4 sticks of 4 men each (16), dropping from an aging Dakota. Also included in the jump would be 2 ‘wankers’ who would carry spare radios, clear up the parachutes and tend to any injured paratroopers on the DZ.

The usual stick was composed of a stick commander Lt, 2/Lt, PWO, Sgt, Cpl or L/Cpl. An MAG gunner who stayed close to the stick commander. 2 Riflemen with FNs.

Towards the end of the war and when more MAGs were available some sticks would have 2 MAGs or in the case of one officer in A Coy 2 RAR had 3 MAGs in his stick. Some MAGs would be carried by Cpls and L/Cpls in this case.

The Land Tail would bring up back up reserve sticks by vehicles, driving to as close to the contact as possible. The Land Tail would carry spare barrels of fuel for the helicopters, ammo for all weapons, spare radios, batteries and in some cases mortars. In one case Support Company of 1 RAR brought up mortars and 106mm RCLs in support.

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3 thoughts on “Rhodesian African Rifles 28mm miniatures.

  1. Jason

    Lovely stuff I am about to paint up my own figures and was wondering of you could recommend colours etc to use for the camo especially! Love your Blog!

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