Boxer Rebellion (4)

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When soldiers corrupt Poquin into Poo-queen you just know there's fun ahead.  And fighting in some place called the Palace of the Divine Spring Concubine?  I'm there.

Collecting materials to build my own structures for this one, have all the figures.  And, for a change of pace, I actually kept the figure count somewhere within reason here.  What happened to cause that, I wonder?

December 8, 2012

Today, while checking out a thrift shop, I found two pairs of resin dragons I'll use to decorate the Imperial City I plan to build.  Also found a small Buddha as well.

And then there is this, and I like it.  I think I'll call my variation of this period "The Shadow Boxer Rebellion"!  Such word play entertains me.

December 14, 2012

So, most of my figures (all?) come from three sources: Old Glory 15s, Lancashire Games, and Cellmate Miniatures.  Some might quibble about those lines matching to each other and I can see how some might be bothered but they are just toys in the end.  And I needed to go to all three to get the mix I wanted, which I will list below.  There might be the odd Irregular or some other figure that snuck in here or there.  One thing I haven't been able to find is casualty figures to suit the period, especially for the Chinese.  Donnington might have something I can adapt but I'd love to find a nice grouping of 15 mm Boxer era casualties.

All groups are of 12 figures each.  For the Chinese only, there are mounted command figures (with a dismounted figure to match to the foot figures) for every 4 units and then 4 overall leaders plus two groups of mounted command (one mounted figure and one foot figure).

For the Chinese, there are two mounted units and the following foot units:

4 x Imperials
4 x Chinese Regulars
4 x Chinese Regulars
with 2 guns and 1 rocket and 12 crew
1 x Red Lanterns
1 x Civilians (women and children)
2 x Workmen

4 x Armed Boxers
4 x Kansu Braves
4 x Tigermen
with 2 guns and 1 jingal and 12 crew
2 x Civilians
2 x Workmen

4 x Boxers
4 x Boxers
4 x Boxers
with 2 guns and 1 rocket and 12 crew
1 x Red Lanterns
1 x Civilians
2 x Workmen

4 x Boxers
4 x Boxers
4 x Boxers
with 2 guns and 1 jingal and 12 crew
2 x Civilians
2 x Workmen

For the Legations side of the equation (or the representative of the west in my variation since I don't plan to set it in Peking (or Beijing):

British:
1 x HMS Chinese
3 x Marines
1 x International
Nordenfelt and 4 crew
1 x Civilians (women and children)

United States/Italy:
3 x Marines
1 x Italian Sailors
1 x Italian Soldiers
machine gun and 4 crew
1 x Civilians

German/Dutch (yeah, Dutch, just 'cuz I want to):
1 x Sailors
2 x SeeBattalion
2 x Dutch
machine gun and 4 crew
1 x Civilians

French/Japanese:
2 x French Sailors
1 x French Legion
2 x Japanese Infantry
Nordenfelt and 4 crew
1 x Civilians

Russia/Austria/Armed Civilians:
3 x Armed Civilians
1 x Austrian Sailors
1 x Russian Infantry
gun and 4 crew
1 x Civilians

I'm also in the works (so many things in the works of late) of building a large temple and whole bunch of buildings to go both in it and around it.  I've also collected quite a few destroyed buildings to add ambience to the scene of destruction.  And I can always borrow one of my river boats to do something along the lines of a Sand Pebble inspired scenario.  I even have a couple of Chinese junks courtesy of those fine folks at Old Glory 25s (well, I did pay for them!)

This should be a fun and colorful period to put on the table.

March 14, 2013

Most recent addition to this collection is two pagodas found at pet store.  Always looking for more architecture suitable for this period in my scale (15 mm).

April 7, 2013

Did a little browsing and found this blog with some very nice 15 mm building scratchbuilds for the Boxer Rebellions: http://15mmboxerrebellion.blogspot.com/
 Just recording it so I don't lose track of it when I get back to building my own, already started.  Great inspiration there.



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