Opening the box always puts a little smile on my face.
The first eight will fit really well with the next lot which is a bit of a departure for me.
Chum Chris Charlton also has a mob of these along with AFghan regulars and the right armoured cars for India. As I ahve most of what I need already adding a small range of tribesmen to open a new thatre seems an inexpensive way to start a new period.
The second book (Only £3 on Ebay" was "The Pathans, Guardians of the North West Frontier". Now the cover and blurb didnt give much away about the contents. However when the book arrived it was nothing like expected, much better really in many ways.
The book is an enthographic study of the Pathan their culture and way of life written in the early eighties with soem wonderful colour pictures. What it did do was give me a flavour of how they think as well as some great material for the colour of their clothes. The usual white garments wouldnt do the very pale blue grey, Khaki, Buff and pale grey would be better colours as the unit I just painted. A lucky find I think, giving me an idea for a short story I want to write, but thats not for here.
As well as the Pathans I also have a few Russian Civil War figures back from York.
This base of Red infantry will finish a unit off, slightly scruffier than previous figures which is how I wanted them, there are three manufacturers here, Studio Siberia, Copplestone and Company B.
Thats it for now, busy working on a bunch of Cossacks for 1812 retreta from Moscow right now and a few more Pathans with Lee Enfields.
See you next time.