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Smokey Roan Inactive Member18 Apr 2017 11:11 a.m. PST

I love irregular, native forces in service of the good guys.

Always have a unit in any game, be it Darkest Africa, the Sudan, South Africa, etc.

Askaris, freindly Zulus, Force Publique types, et al.

Wouldnt it be cool to have a Peachy and Daniel unit of Afghan tribesman? Not regular irregular units, I mean just like in the movie.

A cav unit and a infantry unit.

28mm would be easy, I have seen very good likenesses of the two adventurers. 15mm would be harder, but I'm sure suitable figures could be had.

Umpapa18 Apr 2017 12:07 p.m. PST

There is quite a lot 20 mm/1:72 suitable figures.

Henry Martini18 Apr 2017 9:32 p.m. PST

Given that North Star makes figures of the three main characters from the movie, and that there's an army list in the rule book, I'm surprised that no Kafiristani figures have appeared yet.

Smokey Roan Inactive Member18 Apr 2017 10:32 p.m. PST

Yup, Henry.

The Colonel Inactive Member18 Apr 2017 11:15 p.m. PST

I have to agree. Colonial wargaming is only fun when you include those irregular native forces. Otherwise it's chaps in red trying to mow down the hordes.

The Colonel

Winston Smith Supporting Member of TMP19 Apr 2017 6:27 a.m. PST

On 25/28mm I gave used Foundry's "British officer in hairy poshteen".
When I "neede" it, it was back in the day when Foundry was being run like a lunatic asylum, with ranges being "retired" for years at a time. Now wiser heads have prevailed and Foundry has evolved from #1 on my Bleeped text list to one of my favorites.
Translation: It's now available as a regular figure.
For the Kafiristani, I just used Pathan foot and horse figures.

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