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Author Topic: Afghan miniatures for a MWWBK 2nd Afghan War Game - added paint / basing test  (Read 1121 times)

Offline sjwalker51

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Re: Afghan miniatures for a MWWBK 2nd Afghan War Game
« Reply #15 on: March 31, 2018, 09:36:00 PM »
Don’t think they’ve been mentioned yet, Studio Miniatures do some very nice Afghan tribesmen that match well with Artizan, Perrys etc.

Offline randwulf

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Re: Afghan miniatures for a MWWBK 2nd Afghan War Game
« Reply #16 on: April 01, 2018, 12:30:10 AM »
I am starting to paint my brits and will order some afghan troops shortly. Do you want to share your painted afghans or NWF British?

I also have some Artizan Punjabi Infantry and officers but I cannot find any painted examples. In particular I would like to see NWF0122 - Punjabi Officers.

Trouser wise are people going Khaki or blue? Also should the puttees be khaki, blue or blue grey? How variable can the British uniforms be?
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Offline randwulf

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Re: Afghan miniatures for a MWWBK 2nd Afghan War Game
« Reply #17 on: April 01, 2018, 01:29:50 AM »
Test figure for British.

Offline randwulf

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Re: Afghan miniatures for a MWWBK 2nd Afghan War Game
« Reply #18 on: April 01, 2018, 01:30:58 AM »
Also Danny, Peachy and Billy Fish

Offline Harry Faversham

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Great stuff, very impressive, old chap.

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Thanks for all the manaufacturers guys - saved me a load of time

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Offline Mad Guru

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RE: Ghazis, I second Guitar Andy's approach, using predominantly WHITE for their clothing and turbans.  In addition to sword & dahl shield armed tribesmen, I also have 3 x 20-figure basic units of Ghazis from Wargames Foundry Darkest Africa Baluchi Swordsmen, discarding the few in each pack with "Arabian" bare heads and using the vast majority dressed in "Indian" style, wearing turbans and beards.

Here's some pics of them in action over the years:











RE: Trouser color for "Punjabi" regiments... during the Second Afghan War there is no all-encompassing answer, at least in the nit-picky historically accurate sense.  Khaki is usually right, but as with British line units, during this transitional period, some Bombay, Madras, and Bengal regiments wore blue or more rarely red or green trousers.

Unless you want to paint up a very specific unit, khaki definitely works well.  Those Indian regiments that wore non-khaki pants mostly wore dark blue, such as 45th Bengal Native Infantry/Rattray's Sikhs, and 1st Bombay Grenadiers.

There were actually something like 18 different "Punjab" Infantry regiments which served in Afghanistan during the war.  Some were Sikh regiments, so they wouldn't work with the Artizan "Punjabi" figures, but many of them were not.  Off the top of my head I don't know if any of them are known to have worn non-khaki trousers. If you have a particular regiment in mind a Google search may be able to help.  Also if you post the name/number of a particular Punjab regiment here I can check my reference books and try to find an answer re: trouser color.  But if you just want nice looking generic Punjabi infantry, I would suggest khaki as the first choice, or if you'd like a spot more of color, then dark blue.
« Last Edit: April 01, 2018, 09:49:27 PM by Mad Guru »
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Online LordSpode1879

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That is recommendation enough for me  :)
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