Friday, 27 June 2014

WIP Afghan Pathans

To start the ball rolling on the Second Afghan War demo game I'll be putting on next year at Partizan in May/June I've been splashing some paint on some of Wargames Foundry's lovely Pathans designed by the Perry's many a moon ago.

They are sans bases at present as I haven't decided how they will be based as I'm waiting for a set of rules to be released by the Grimsby Wargames Society some time over the next three or four seeks and I reckon I'm going to go with their rules as they seem to be designed with mass battles in mind.

I was lucky enough to witness their Indian Mutiny game at the Durham show and I really liked the simplicity and elegance of what I could glean from the game- See former post Durham Wargames Show for pics of their excellent game.. It's really the basing that I'm concerned about so these chaps will remain baseless for a little while yet.






As soon as they are based up I'll take some pics with some decent terrain in the background and post them up here on this blog.

Darrell.

13 comments:

  1. Very nice indeed. I'm being tempted by this period at this very moment.

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    1. Thanks Michael, it's a very interesting period in history. The Brits never really managed to get the sort of control they were seeking (sounds familiar?).

      Darrell.

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  2. Splendid work with incredible details!

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  3. Gorgeous work Darrell, this is a period that I will have to visit in depth at some point.

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    1. Worth doing though there doesn't seem to be that much in print for the Second Afghan War. Well, maybe a better way of putting it is there's not as much in print that I expected :>)

      Darrell.

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  4. Nicely done, Darrell.
    Any chance of a photo of your working area / table? (privately if you prefer). I'm in desperate need of inspiration to re-do my own area and am looking at as many different people's ideas as I can to try and help me. Shelving for the paints is something I might just have to consider.
    Roy

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    1. I'll take one today, I think you might faint! There is a *lot* of paint!!

      Darrell.

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  5. OMG! that's quite the impressive set-up you have there. Cheers for this :)

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  6. Great work. James and John use The Sword and the Flame for his games. I've never played them but they seem to like them.
    Will Flashman make an appearance?

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    1. I've never even read Sword and the Flame Paul [embarrassed smiley], do you know how basing is?

      I'm thinking of using none sabot multi bases- a risk I know but they look so much better with the addition of a bit of imagination.

      Cheers,
      Darrell.

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    2. Oh, and Flashy should always make an appearance!! LOL :>)

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