Thursday 29 August 2019

28mm Insurgents

1st Spectre wargame "The Insurgents"

28mm Insurgents

So I needed some minis, previously I brought the Spectre miniatures 1st edition rules (that's how long Ive been waiting to play), some good guys, and some bad guys I also brought a larger group of Insurgents from Empress minatures.
The problem with the baddies, is that you need lots and lots and lots!!!!!
Now 28mm has I think, a reasonable selection, but you always want more, even if the wallet and wife aren't so keen. Off the top of my head I think I have around 30 Insurgents, including the Spectre BMP, still in its box. My pile of shame only ever seems to increase!

Spectre Insurgent
Kill Team

A bit wash heavy, but a great learning curve, sometimes you've gotta just go for it, but remember to varnish otherwise you'll regret it!

Dragnov, Mosin, and Fn fal.
RPK, and PKM's
DPM attempt, and reasons for varnishing before use.


Again bit to heavy with the washes, need to remember I'm not trying to smash out 15mm
So I had 16 nearly done before the game, some quick patching up, finishing the Spectre kill team, and adding the RPK and PKM and 22 highly motivated Insurgents were ready and waiting.

Paint scheme

Obviously the Spectre kill team had to look semi professional, choc chip camo looked interesting so I gave it a go. The rest of the webbing and weapons were given a plain and modern look, cos I wanted them on the tabletop.
The rest of the Insurgents were given a mixed dress so they could fit in almost anywhere in current conflict zones.
DPM, bright colours of modern clothing mixed with traditional dress, the dragnov sniper wearing a red and white sports jacket being my favourite.
Inspiration came from many online photos, and books that I own.


  1. Damn. That's some awesome looking desert camo (Choc Chip). One of the best I've come across. I know this is an old entry, but do you happen to remember the exact colors you used?

  2. Really sorry for the late reply, I haven't been able to find the correct notebook. From memory I think it's a chocolate brown, iraqi sand, matt black and stone grey, all from the Vallejo range, followed up with an army painter soft tone wash. Again I'm not 100 percent, hope that helps.

    1. I knew it was a long shot and I thank you for rewinding the brain that far back. LOL! I have all of those paints, so it will be a good start for me. I doubt I will have the technique to match your work, but at least I will be on the right page. Honestly, that's some of the best Choc. Chip desert camo I've come across on 28mm.