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I will just leave this here...

This arrived today! Not bad considering it wasn't due for release until the 22nd.

Australian Red Centre faction for ' Right Bloody Mess'

I have finished my first test paint for one of the 'A Right Bloody Mess' factions.

This one is from the Australian Red Centre faction, one of the few factions from within the book I am using, as opposed to ones I have created myself.

The ARC is kind of a resistance movement against the Westralia (Western Australia ceded from the Federation and took the Northern Territory).

Whilst I don't have any figures to represent Westralia, the ARC are enemies of Victoria, and they even sent troops to the NSW Riverina area, which is where I will be using them.

I used one of Eureka Miniatures 15mm WW1 British in the Sinai range, using the logic that the outback of Australia these blokes would come from would suit the uniform.

The paint was still wet when I took the photos, and I used my dodgy phone camera, thus why the image is a bit blury, but you should be able to get the idea.

I still need to varnish and base the figure.

 I really like these figures, so I am keen to finish them, and as there were some cavalry figures in the same range, I might even add to my ARC forces.

Eight Factions for "A Right Bloody Mess' Australian civil war

I managed to visit Eureka miniatures to day to buy some 15mm figures to make up some different factions for the 'A Right Bloody Mess" Australian civil war set in 1933.

As I am only playing at section/squad level, I don't need a whole lot of figures, and because of this, I was able to afford enough figures for eight factions.

I laid out each faction in rows for the above photo, so from top to bottom you have:

The Murray River League, a faction loyal to the Federation that skirmishes with Victorian troops along the Murray River. (The Figures are WW2 US sailors)

Riverina Troops: troops from the NSW Riverina area that ceded from NSW and are backed by Victoria. (WW2 early USCM)

The Tobacco Growers Federation: a militia group from North Eastern Victoria that were raised to defend their lands from other factions, and to send troops to help the Riverina. They are allied with Victoria. (I am using WW2 Italian Bersaglieri for these troops, as historically a lot of Italians went to grow Tobacco in the region in the early 1930s)

The Wine Growers Association: This is a Communist Union with troops across Australia where ever grapes are grown to make wine. This particular mob is out to take the lands from the Victorian Tobacco Growers Federation as the fertile lands would be perfect to grow more grapes. (WW1 Bulgarians)

Victorian Light Horse: one of the many units that forms part of the Victorian standing army. (WW1 Australian Light Horse)

Australian Red Centre: their main enemy is Westralia, but ARC troops do come in to conflict from time to time with Victorian troops, and can be found meddling in the Riverina conflict. (WW1 British in the Sinai)

An as yet un-named Militia group: but they are most likely to be a workers Union of some kind. As I visited Eureka Miniatures in person I was able to purchase just the figures with caps, giving them a very civilian look.  I thought I actually had a faction named for these figures, but for the life of me can't find where I made the notes. (WW2 Russian partisans)

and the final faction is:

The NSW Communist Party (a sub group of the Communist Part of Australia): This name is probably just a working title until I come up with something better. (Viet Minh from the French-Indo China range)

I am intending to paint up one of each of the figures to see what I come up with for the uniforms, and I intend to post each faction with the uniform once I had done so.