Tuesday 6 March 2012

Dusting Off The Pith Helmet?

I really shouldn't read other people's blogs as they cause the little butterfly in my head to start flapping with excitement and distract me from ongoing work! :-) The latest culprit is David Crook with his Wargaming Odyssey blog where he is looking at playing some North West Frontier games in 54mm (the mad fool!)

Despite having some real fun at the moment painting up Orcs and Trolls for some Olde Skool Warhammer the innner butterfly started twitching and re-kindled plans to play some 20mm NWF Colonial games resulting in my impulse purchase of Churchill's The Story of the Malakand Field Force.

I am going to be strong here, despite an unpainted unit of Jaclex 20mm British sat on the workbench, and concentrate on the Orcs for the time being (and maybe finish the half painted Athenian hoplites next to the Jaclex British), but given the simplicity of the paint schemes I can see them being a useful sanity diversion to the detail on the fantasy and ancients figures.


  1. Hi Steve,

    In a roundabout way the NW Frontier will bolt on to VSF in due course - especially when the Russians and Turks come out to play. You can also get Malakand as a freebie on Gutenburg.

    Cost wise the 54mms Armies in Platic figures work out at less than 50p for a foot figure and around £1.70 for a mounted. You also don't need many of them!

    Go on, you know you want to - and I have some firing artillery as well.

    All the best,