Ok, I'm back with another unit for my Deutsch-Ostafrika project. These are South African troops supporting the British Empire:
The figures are the lovely British Infantry from Brigade Games. These have been painted according to Plate E in Peter Abbott's "Armies in East Africa 1914-1918", though I did not try to add the springbok general service badge to the helmet. I did however include the white and maroon diamond helmet flash for the 7th Battalion.
The officers I used are in trousers rather than short pants, so I have painted their trousers to match the corduroy pair seen on the Bombardier in the same plate. I don't know if these trousers were issued to the infantry in addition to the field artillery, but I like how they give the South Africans a bit of a different look than my KAR unit. Besides, with supply shortages in the field, I could see them using whatever was available.
I've found a third Africa Gamer in the area, so we're trying to get a game organized for next month. Hopefully these will get to spend some time on the table!