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Offline Captain Blood

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My North West Frontier table - pic heavy!
« on: August 06, 2008, 09:01:37 PM »
As promised / threatened, here are some shots of my full NW Frontier tabletop...

The valiant defenders of the British Residency, Probyn’s Station, the attacking Pathan hordes of Akbar Khan, and the plucky relief column led by Colonel Sir Bindon Blood. This is a scenario I’ve played several times with my group of gaming friends - although in this instance, I just laid out the board to take some pics in a typical ‘mid-game’ moment.

The British infantry are mainly old Essex figures - the first figures I painted having (at the time) been out of wargaming for about 10 years. And that was about 10 years ago! So in truth, they are a bit rubbish, but they do the job.

Almost all the other figures are Foundry from their NW Frontier, Indian Mutiny, Darkest Africa and Boer War ranges.

Yes, I use Pathans, Baluchis and Zanzibaris pretty much interchangeably. I’m sure this wouldn’t satisfy the purists - and obviously the Pathans wore some distinctive items like the poshteen coat. But ultimately, for wargames purposes, one villainous looking dude in a robe, wearing a turban or skull cap, and armed with a wickedly curved scimitar, is much like another.
Anyway, give me Copplestone Zanzibaris over Old Glory Pathans any day.

The resin buildings are mostly Monolith, plus a few from other manufacturers – Hovels, Ian Weekley (now carried by Magister Militum) and so on.
The boulder-strewn rocky outcrops are by Snapdragon Studio.






































Offline commissarmoody

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Re: My North West Frontier table - pic heavy!
« Reply #1 on: August 06, 2008, 10:09:33 PM »
vary nice :-* :-* :-*
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Offline sneakgun

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Re: My North West Frontier table - pic heavy!
« Reply #2 on: August 06, 2008, 11:03:59 PM »
 :o :o :o :o  WOW!!! Truly magnificent!

Offline twrchtrwyth

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Re: My North West Frontier table - pic heavy!
« Reply #3 on: August 06, 2008, 11:10:10 PM »
Wow, excellent. 8)
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Offline lethallee61

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Re: My North West Frontier table - pic heavy!
« Reply #4 on: August 06, 2008, 11:27:25 PM »
Simply quite magnificent.

That is the standard to which all modellers / gamers should aspire.
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Re: My North West Frontier table - pic heavy!
« Reply #5 on: August 07, 2008, 12:49:58 AM »
I'm not sure I could ever convey how great that table looks. And with the figures added... it's stunning. You really captured something as there is just enough color to not be bland but not so much that it looks technicolor.


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Offline Rabbitz

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Re: My North West Frontier table - pic heavy!
« Reply #6 on: August 07, 2008, 12:56:09 AM »
That looks awesome, that goes for the figures and the terrain :-*
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Offline Mad Doc Morris

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Re: My North West Frontier table - pic heavy!
« Reply #7 on: August 07, 2008, 05:01:20 AM »
Everything is said about the beautiful setup. But I admire your camera work, too. It's art in its own right. So may I ask which equipment you're using?

Offline Geudens

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Re: My North West Frontier table - pic heavy!
« Reply #8 on: August 07, 2008, 06:38:04 AM »
No sir, no, you must be a cheat!!!  These are most probably genuine 19th C black & white pics that you have coloured in!  :D

Wonderful and no doubt a joy to use in battle!

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Offline itchy

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Re: My North West Frontier table - pic heavy!
« Reply #9 on: August 07, 2008, 06:39:07 AM »
excellent painting,terrain, photography the lot really.I think the mix of figures especially the europeans give it an Hollywood look?

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Re: My North West Frontier table - pic heavy!
« Reply #10 on: August 07, 2008, 07:20:45 AM »
Wow, that was well worth the wait. Pure Lead porn at its best ;D Top stuff Sir, and the joint winner of the painting competition well done. :)
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Offline Shikari Sahib

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Re: My North West Frontier table - pic heavy!
« Reply #11 on: August 07, 2008, 07:21:33 AM »
Wonderful ;D
expecially for me as I'm a NWF fanatic.
it remind me a game of many years ago "the Amabala Station" when a handful of British tiger's hunters were besieged by Afridis tribesmen.
Again very well done.
Piero

Offline Captain Blood

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Re: My North West Frontier table - pic heavy!
« Reply #12 on: August 07, 2008, 07:34:54 AM »
Everything is said about the beautiful setup. But I admire your camera work, too. It's art in its own right. So may I ask which equipment you're using?

Thanks all.
I am delighted to be a purveyor of lead porn!  lol

Doc M - I dropped my old Fuji while taking these shots, and bent the lens.  :(
So I just bought a Canon Powershot A720, and it's very good indeed. These shots are all with the Canon. At last I can set aperture settings and exposure times, to get more figures in focus in a shot. And it was quite cheap too - under 150 GBP anyway. Bit fiddly to use, but I'm sure I'll get used to the interface...

Cheers

Richard

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Re: My North West Frontier table - pic heavy!
« Reply #13 on: August 07, 2008, 07:53:38 AM »
Wow CB that looks awesome!  :o

Great collection of figures and terrain, sure you all have a great time gaming with them.

Well done sir!
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Offline Mad Doc Morris

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Re: My North West Frontier table - pic heavy!
« Reply #14 on: August 07, 2008, 08:00:59 AM »
Thanks a lot, my captain! Maybe time to replace my old Cyber- by a Powershot. Although, I don't believe that alone would do the trick.  o_o

 

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