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Title: Wargames Atlantic Plastic Afghan Warriors Review
Post by: MustContainMinis on September 01, 2020, 01:25:49 PM
Have you seen the Wargames Atlantic Hard Plastic Afghan Warrior miniatures set yet? They sell 40 of these great look minis for $34.95. Recently I wrote a review about the figures. Come check it out!

https://mustcontainminis.com/2020/08/wargames-atlantic-afghan-warriors-review.html (https://mustcontainminis.com/2020/08/wargames-atlantic-afghan-warriors-review.html)

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Review at...
https://mustcontainminis.com/2020/08/wargames-atlantic-afghan-warriors-review.html (https://mustcontainminis.com/2020/08/wargames-atlantic-afghan-warriors-review.html)
Title: Re: Wargames Atlantic Plastic Afghan Warriors Review
Post by: italwars on September 01, 2020, 01:56:22 PM
A good review ...basing my opinion only from picts I can say they are more interesting than the Perry version
Title: Re: Wargames Atlantic Plastic Afghan Warriors Review
Post by: Marine0846 on September 01, 2020, 02:30:05 PM
Excellent review. Thanks for posting.
I have two boxes.Am waiting for the Perry's figures, then off I go.
With my metal Perry's should have quite the army.
Title: Re: Wargames Atlantic Plastic Afghan Warriors Review
Post by: Stu on September 02, 2020, 04:14:11 AM
I just ordered two boxes, looking forward to getting them on the table.
Title: Re: Wargames Atlantic Plastic Afghan Warriors Review
Post by: tomrommel1 on September 02, 2020, 06:31:35 AM
good review. They might come in handy one day.
Title: Re: Wargames Atlantic Plastic Afghan Warriors Review
Post by: italwars on September 02, 2020, 02:02:47 PM
who wants to share half box of Atlantic Afghans and half of Perry Afghans with  me?..i'll  pay/rembourse  half  boxex and of course postage to Italy?  :) :)..even one sprue from each box will be fine  ;)
Title: Re: Wargames Atlantic Plastic Afghan Warriors Review
Post by: MustContainMinis on September 16, 2020, 04:28:09 AM
Thanks for the comments everyone. I am so happy that you enjoyed the review.
Title: Re: Wargames Atlantic Plastic Afghan Warriors Review
Post by: Mark M Down on September 21, 2020, 07:12:36 PM
These are absolutely great figures so many options and a joy to paint.
Title: Re: Wargames Atlantic Plastic Afghan Warriors Review
Post by: Mike1879 on September 21, 2020, 08:22:36 PM
They look really good. Nice painting I like the faces !!
Title: Re: Wargames Atlantic Plastic Afghan Warriors Review
Post by: Mark M Down on September 22, 2020, 07:51:53 PM
Thank you. They were very easy to paint. The faces and the cloth had great detail.
Title: Re: Wargames Atlantic Plastic Afghan Warriors Review
Post by: Grumpy Gnome on September 23, 2020, 06:33:05 AM
Great brushwork Mark.
Title: Re: Wargames Atlantic Plastic Afghan Warriors Review
Post by: Mad Guru on September 23, 2020, 06:55:02 AM
Mark, beautiful work on those figures!  When they were first released I tried for about a month to buy a box, but none of the hobby shops I shop at had them in stock or seemed able to get them.  Seeing your painted versions makes me think I should try again.  Thanks for the reminder!
Title: Re: Wargames Atlantic Plastic Afghan Warriors Review
Post by: Plynkes on September 23, 2020, 08:02:09 AM
You've done a good job there, Mark. I know the Perry ones seem to be the critical darlings of the LAF NWF gang, and for good reason, but there doesn't seem to be much wrong with these.  They paint up very nicely.


Title: Re: Wargames Atlantic Plastic Afghan Warriors Review
Post by: Mark M Down on September 24, 2020, 08:14:59 PM
Thank you. Have seen the Perry sculpts and they look very nice too. But the best news is that Wargames Atlantic are bringing out Afghan Cavalry. Arms and legs from infantry kit can be used for even greater variety.
Title: Re: Wargames Atlantic Plastic Afghan Warriors Review
Post by: MustContainMinis on September 25, 2020, 05:58:28 AM
Mark, those look incredible!
Title: Re: Wargames Atlantic Plastic Afghan Warriors Review
Post by: Mark M Down on September 25, 2020, 03:46:17 PM
Thanks, here is a picture of the proposed sculpts for the cavalry. I think they look great and canít wait for them to be produced.
Title: Re: Wargames Atlantic Plastic Afghan Warriors Review
Post by: italwars on September 27, 2020, 11:29:17 PM
They are nice of course ..very nice ..But at risk to be considered, even this time 😏, a mood breaker ..I must say that they appear to represent tribal cavalry and even if those minis  are well designed they are , in my opinion , quite useless if you want to game (as I do) historically based battles..or even skirmishes..I ve read quite a few sources on the NWF even rare ones but I never, really never heard anything about actions in which mounted tribesmen were met by Anglo-Indian troops ..except of course Polo matches
Title: Re: Wargames Atlantic Plastic Afghan Warriors Review
Post by: carlos marighela on September 28, 2020, 01:00:58 AM
Iím wondering if they might not make decent stand-ins for Baluchi/Balochi cavalry, wo certainly did see action against Indian Army cavalry, vis Meeanee/Miani 1843.
Title: Re: Wargames Atlantic Plastic Afghan Warriors Review
Post by: Hammers on September 28, 2020, 01:58:18 PM
Oooh, that's marvelous. I am going  to ask again are there any sprues from any comapny with Mk. I Enfields? I've been googling myself silly trying to find someting to kitbash these Afghans with.
Title: Re: Wargames Atlantic Plastic Afghan Warriors Review
Post by: JArgo on September 29, 2020, 10:57:19 AM
Oooh, that's marvelous. I am going  to ask again are there any sprues from any comapny with Mk. I Enfields? I've been googling myself silly trying to find someting to kitbash these Afghans with.

Warlord have sprues with Enfields but I guess theyre not Mk 1's - are there big differences?
Title: Re: Wargames Atlantic Plastic Afghan Warriors Review
Post by: Plynkes on September 29, 2020, 11:14:49 AM
If he means the MLE rather than the SMLE Mk1, then yes, they do look pretty different.


In my blissful ignorance about all things ballistic, to me the SMLEs are all pretty much the same, at least in 28mm. I don't care to get too bothered about their differences at that size. But the MLE is a different beast. You wouldn't really muddle them up.





Title: Re: Wargames Atlantic Plastic Afghan Warriors Review
Post by: Grumpy Gnome on September 29, 2020, 01:56:05 PM
I was trying to explain to my wife the other day that I could not possibly use matchlock guns on figures that should have flintlocks on one of our projects. She said... meh, at that size, a gun is a gun. I did not see her roll her eyes but it sounded like an eye rolling tone of voice.
Title: Re: Wargames Atlantic Plastic Afghan Warriors Review
Post by: Hammers on October 07, 2020, 08:18:40 PM
If he means the MLE rather than the SMLE Mk1, then yes, they do look pretty different.


In my blissful ignorance about all things ballistic, to me the SMLEs are all pretty much the same, at least in 28mm. I don't care to get too bothered about their differences at that size. But the MLE is a different beast. You wouldn't really muddle them up.

I mean the SMLE No 1 Mk I or III, which had a distinctly snub nose was produced in huge numbers for WWI. The British WWII plastic kits Iíve seen carry SMLE No4 mk I. Call me a button counter, Iíd notice the difference.
Title: Re: Wargames Atlantic Plastic Afghan Warriors Review
Post by: Hammers on October 07, 2020, 08:49:45 PM
I was trying to explain to my wife the other day that I could not possibly use matchlock guns on figures that should have flintlocks on one of our projects. She said... meh, at that size, a gun is a gun. I did not see her roll her eyes but it sounded like an eye rolling tone of voice.

The sound of eyes rolling is the worst...
Title: Re: Wargames Atlantic Plastic Afghan Warriors Review
Post by: Plynkes on October 07, 2020, 09:00:09 PM
Okay, I guess you're a button counter then. Nothing wrong with that in my book. To my untrained eye the first few marks all look the same, nose-wise. The mk III and III* are the ones that were largely used in the Great War, as far as I'm aware (though honestly I'm not very aware at all when it comes to guns).

My head spins with Lee-Enfields, anyway. What with the MLE, the LEC, CLLE, SMLE mk I, II,III, III*,  V, Rifle No.1 mk VI,  Rifle no.4, 5 and.... Oh hell, that's where my tired and wonky brain gives up and I throw my hands in the air.

But I get you. You want the Great War one with the shorter nose, rather than the 1930s-40s+ one. Not sure I've seen any of those separately available. But then, I haven't looked...