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Personal logo piper909 Supporting Member of TMP Inactive Member10 Aug 2015 10:10 p.m. PST

Who can put me on the path to some decent 25mm/28mm minis for the Frontier Scouts serving in the Indian Army?

Eclaireur11 Aug 2015 2:36 a.m. PST

If you're thinking of the Corps of Guides type figure, Foundry and Artizan are worth checking out,

Jamesonsafari Inactive Member11 Aug 2015 3:01 a.m. PST

A lot also looked like the Pathan tribesmen they were recruited from.

But any Muslim Indian army troops will do. Foundry's Guides are nice.

Personal logo piper909 Supporting Member of TMP Inactive Member11 Aug 2015 1:15 p.m. PST

Thanks for the tips! I'm thinking of raising a unit of the locally raised Pathan militia -- I'm not sure when these were first recruited, I have only begun to research this. I know they were very active in the 3rd Afghan War, which is beyond the period of TS&TF, and were largely disbanded after, not being entirely reliable in that war, but I'd like to have a few for earlier eras, just to balance out the regulars, and would prefer a uniformed unit if this is historically feasible.

Rhingyll Supporting Member of TMP11 Aug 2015 3:52 p.m. PST

I think the Afghan regulars wearing the turbans that Wargames Foundry makes would make good looking scouts. You could paint the uniforms in an informal campaign look with maybe the same color coats but trousers and turbans in different colors.

Henry Martini11 Aug 2015 5:20 p.m. PST

Indian infantry with nothing but a bandolier is what you need. Is there something in the Empress Jazz Age range, perhaps?

ITALWARS Inactive Member18 Sep 2015 12:13 p.m. PST

West Wind WW2 Indians..could be a solution ..they appear to be in pullover and not shirt or tunic…so close to the atmosphere of the Frontier as depicted in some picts

Rhingyll Supporting Member of TMP12 Jan 2017 8:54 p.m. PST

This is an example of a Wargames Foundry Afghan Regular in a turban that was painted to be a uniformed frontier scout. For a more informal look, paint all the coats the same color and vary the turban and trousers color.


Rhingyll Supporting Member of TMP12 Jan 2017 8:55 p.m. PST


Rhingyll Supporting Member of TMP12 Jan 2017 9:35 p.m. PST


Rhingyll Supporting Member of TMP12 Jan 2017 9:44 p.m. PST


Henry Martini13 Jan 2017 1:58 p.m. PST

See the 'Pathan levies NW Frontier' thread, too.

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