Part two of my 15mm troops for Modern Africa leads us to some Peter Pig Modern French, which I've painted up as Legion Etrangere. I bought four packs of eight figs: one of officers, one of Squad Automatic Weapons (SAWs), one of riflemen in helmets, and one of riflemen in berets. My force here is 16 troops; I split the overall force down the middle in order to do one in temperate camo and one for the desert (which is not painted yet, still need to get to that).
Two other things: I put helmet covers on about half of the helmeted troops, and, for the first time, I tried using different skin tones. The African Gov't troops in the last post were dark skinned, but for the French I decided to use three different tones: a bright color for Caucasians, a medium color suitable (I hope) for various Middle Eastern/North African/Asian/Hispanic, and a dark tone for African, all mixed in the same unit. Nothing ground breaking, but I think it looks good and is pretty cool for representing the Legion.
Ah, bonus footage, I forgot! After I took the above pics I sent off for another order of Peter Pig goodies from Brookhurst Hobbies (who are absolutely amazing, I might add).
Anyway, that's my French Foreign Legion troops for temperate climates, two more sets of figures for Modern Africa to go. Looks like this is another painting weekend; I received my 20mm terrain for Spec Ops in the Balkans, but I haven't received the rest of my troops yet; I don't mean to complain, they're not late, I'm just saying I haven't gotten them yet and they need to be painted and based. Probably get another game in with my older son though ;)