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Offline Arthur

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Iron Duke Indian/Mahratta Matchlockmen Greens
« on: April 25, 2018, 10:35:41 PM »
Suitable for the 1770-1860 period from the Mahratta wars to the conquest of Gwalior and or course the Mutiny. Putty-pushing by Hicks Sahib as usual :





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Re: Iron Duke Indian/Mahratta Matchlockmen Greens
« Reply #1 on: April 26, 2018, 03:06:46 AM »
Why does the chap on the right in the uppermost photo (the one waving a giant rattle cum gourd) look like a chimpanzee? Is it a mask or is he meant to represent some sort of monkey god? Apart from that they look bloody nice.
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Re: Iron Duke Indian/Mahratta Matchlockmen Greens
« Reply #2 on: April 26, 2018, 04:54:31 AM »
There's nothing wrong with the sculpt : the figure is based on a real life character who was captured at Lucknow dressed up as the Hindu divinity Hanuman, as explained by Mike Snook in the Iron Duke FB page and the website's workbench section.

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Re: Iron Duke Indian/Mahratta Matchlockmen Greens
« Reply #3 on: April 26, 2018, 05:23:50 AM »
Cool, that explains it. It is a mask, I thought as much. I wasn't questioning Paul's sculpting skills, just curious to know what the figure represented.

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Re: Iron Duke Indian/Mahratta Matchlockmen Greens
« Reply #4 on: April 26, 2018, 02:41:21 PM »
Lovely figures.
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Re: Iron Duke Indian/Mahratta Matchlockmen Greens
« Reply #5 on: April 26, 2018, 02:59:59 PM »
Very nice I really like those figures.

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Re: Iron Duke Indian/Mahratta Matchlockmen Greens
« Reply #6 on: April 27, 2018, 08:06:37 PM »
Incredible looking figures.  So much character in the faces and detail overall. The Matchlockmen look amazing, and almost every leader sculpt seems based on a specific period photo.

I've never collected armies for the Mutiny/Great Rebellion, but this range is so very, very tempting.
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Re: Iron Duke Indian/Mahratta Matchlockmen Greens
« Reply #7 on: April 27, 2018, 11:03:58 PM »
I've never collected armies for the Mutiny/Great Rebellion, but this range is so very, very tempting.

Go for it - you only live once!

I’ve already got a load of this range in my lead mountain .... one day I’ll get around to painting them!
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Re: Iron Duke Indian/Mahratta Matchlockmen Greens
« Reply #8 on: April 27, 2018, 11:37:43 PM »
Lovely figures.  Will definitely be adding them to my lead pile collection.  :D :D

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Re: Iron Duke Indian/Mahratta Matchlockmen Greens
« Reply #9 on: April 28, 2018, 10:29:19 AM »
Incredible looking figures.  So much character in the faces and detail overall. The Matchlockmen look amazing, and almost every leader sculpt seems based on a specific period photo.

I've never collected armies for the Mutiny/Great Rebellion, but this range is so very, very tempting.

Resistance is futile. Seriously, I was in a bit of a painting slump last year, mostly due to circumstances, and as soon as I started painting these I couldn't stop.
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Re: Iron Duke Indian/Mahratta Matchlockmen Greens
« Reply #10 on: April 28, 2018, 10:41:15 AM »
Lovely matchlocks,the command are great too.
From a commercial point of view I can't help but wonder if the Beloochi fellow and monkey man shouldn't have been kept for a character pack and their places in this release taken by more of the generic type command figures,as multiple purchases of this pack would leave you with too many "unique" minis,if that makes sense. :)


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Re: Iron Duke Indian/Mahratta Matchlockmen Greens
« Reply #11 on: April 28, 2018, 10:46:50 AM »
Agreed. I'd love that Baluch-looking cove for my Darkest Africa gaming, but as I have no use for the other three, I'll probably never get him. I'd rather like to be able to buy him as a single figure.



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Offline Paul Richardson

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Re: Iron Duke Indian/Mahratta Matchlockmen Greens
« Reply #12 on: April 28, 2018, 05:53:18 PM »
Lovely figures. I've thought about the Mahratta Wars ever since Redoubt brought out their Wellington in India range ages ago.

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Re: Iron Duke Indian/Mahratta Matchlockmen Greens
« Reply #13 on: April 28, 2018, 06:45:57 PM »
Agreed. I'd love that Baluch-looking cove for my Darkest Africa gaming, but as I have no use for the other three, I'll probably never get him. I'd rather like to be able to buy him as a single figure.


Once these are on order I intend to buy the set but will have no use for the monkey masked figure.  I'll drop you a pm when they arrive and if you are still interested you are welcome to him.

Lovely figures. I've thought about the Mahratta Wars ever since Redoubt brought out their Wellington in India range ages ago.

Sadly Iron Duke figures will not match with Redoubt.  Both are good but the Iron Duke figures are very slender.  Quite exquisite in many ways but you have to watch the joints with the bayonets.

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Re: Iron Duke Indian/Mahratta Matchlockmen Greens
« Reply #14 on: April 28, 2018, 07:07:42 PM »
Thanks, Hu Rhu, but I was referring to the fellow on the extreme left, who looks like he's a Baluchi, not the monkey fella.  :)