PaulJ sends us this wonderful Victorian steampunk diversion for us to enjoy.
My first submission for the competition is a Royal Navy Armoured Landing Party for In Her Majesty's Name. Led by a Lieutenant assisted by a Chief Petty Officer, they command a 4 man rifle unit and a 4 man cutlass and pistol assault unit.
The landing parties of the Royal Navy are well armoured to withstand fire while closing with the enemy to take defended ships and locations. Supported by ship launched support dirigibles or light steam contraptions, these sailors give Naval Commanders many options to take the fight to the enemy both at sea and ashore.
Landing parties can also be deploying via war-dirigibles of the Royal Naval Air Service, extending their utility significantly. The exploits of RN landing teams in recent history are an inspiration to many. British newspapers were abuzz with the feats of Commander Everton in the Orient, for which for was knighted upon his return. More recently, young Midshipman Hornblower (the latest personality of that reputable naval family) and the grizzly but ever loyal Petty Officer Bowlin, have built a reputation in action on the
Nileand the rivers of the Dark Continent.
All 28mm figures by Ironclad Miniatures. Now to start on their support dirigible and contraptions!
Excellent work Paul! I particularly like the Union Jack emblazoned on the Lieutenant's breastplate. Flag close to heart, wot! I also like your backdrop of soil and grass as I whimsically look out my window at three feet of snow...