Sunday, March 20, 2016

Afghan Tribal Cavalry in 25mm

To complement the small core of native infantry for the Great Game project, off the painting desk are twelve tribal horsemen.  These horsemen will be useful for quickly moving over the vast expanses of the NWF and harassing whomever they oppose.
Figures are from Wargames Foundry's Indian Mutiny range and will see service in many armies and in a number of theatres of conflict.
Included in the order for these fine horsemen were figures for a second dozen native horsemen and a few native guns and crew.  Before any of those undergo the paint brush, work returns to more 15mm figures for the 1859 project.

28 comments:

  1. Quickly moving and harrassing, sure they will...and also illuminate your battlefields, excellent job!!

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    1. I hope the horsemen can perform those duties with elan!

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  2. lovely figures and brushing - marvelous!

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    1. They do have an unkempt look to them , don't they?

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  4. Great stuff. I really like those models and, as always, your painting really does them justice.

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    1. Foundry make a number of excellent figure lines that have stood the test of time very well. As you say, these are good models.

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    1. Mark! Thank you and a hardy welcome to you!

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  6. Marvelous Jonathan! O love sand bases too!!

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  7. Nice work Jonathan - I didn't think that NWF and Mutiny could cross over that well.

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    1. Thank you, Conrad! With the "our" Great Game set in the 1840-1860s, a mix of ranges from Indian Mutiny, Sikh Wars, Crimean War, and the NWF could all see figures drawn from them. That works especially well for the irregular, native forces. This will likely be a whole mish-mash of figures.

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  8. Excellent stuff. You could probably get away with using the sword armed fellows in even earlier periods.

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    1. I agree. The irregulars could span many periods for gaming purposes.

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  9. Great work on the Afghan cavalry Jonathan!

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  10. Those look just super Jonathan with tons of action going on within the unit!

    Christopher

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    1. Christopher! Very good to get your stamp of approval!

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  11. They look great, nice and lively figures and your usual high quality paint job all in glorious 28mm, what's not to like?
    Best Iain

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    1. Iain, you are very kind. Much appreciated!

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  12. Fantastically ferocious fellows! Lovely work as always, Jonathan. I especially like the fellow in the plumed helmet and chain mail - a relic of wars against Genghis Khan, maybe?

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    1. Excellent alliteration, Michael! I have another dozen horsemen from this period with most of them wearing such garb. I think the nobles wore such armored accoutrements.

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