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coolyork Supporting Member of TMP21 May 2017 12:10 p.m. PST

Im working on an Abyssinian Army in 28mm to fight my Egyptians , Mahdists , Italians and Samolis . Whats yours ?

mikec260 Supporting Member of TMP21 May 2017 12:14 p.m. PST

Working on Pathan tribesmen again. Built, played, and sold a Pathan tribesmen army years ago. Coming back to the NWF.

Wackmole9 Supporting Member of TMP21 May 2017 12:18 p.m. PST

Chinese Boxers which i'am just starting

DisasterWargamer Supporting Member of TMP21 May 2017 12:35 p.m. PST

Persians for 18 and 19th centuries

Personal logo piper909 Supporting Member of TMP Inactive Member21 May 2017 12:53 p.m. PST

The Indian Mutiny, both sides. Or the Boxer Rebellion.

I am currently marshaling 1920s Foreign Legion and Moroccans to expand what I can play with "The Sword in North Africa."

Personal logo McLaddie Supporting Member of TMP21 May 2017 12:55 p.m. PST

An Afghan army circa 1882

phssthpok21 May 2017 1:08 p.m. PST

Another vote for Abyssinians.

Personal logo PaulCollins Supporting Member of TMP21 May 2017 2:00 p.m. PST

I've got Pathans and Ethiopians and tons of various Europeans. I'm leaning towards Hereros next.

Warmaster Horus21 May 2017 2:06 p.m. PST

Mmmmmmmmm…Boxer Rebellion

basileus66 Inactive Member21 May 2017 2:18 p.m. PST

Indian Mutiny and then Zulu War, although those 1898 Miniatures are very tempting.

Personal logo Cheriton Supporting Member of TMP Inactive Member21 May 2017 2:20 p.m. PST

The Indian Mutiny, Afghan campaigns and the Boxer Rebellion. all in 28mm. The Mutiny and Afghan projects in progress, Boxers on paper.

Discovered a burgeoning company which I hope will add even more variety to the forces of the Imperial enemies. Ordered several packs of Chinese and Afghans.

Very nice, wish them good fortune, worth a look…



Rdfraf Supporting Member of TMP21 May 2017 2:44 p.m. PST

If anyone is interested I have a lot of unpainted Wargames Foundry Afghans, Indian Mutiny and Taipings )which can be used for Boxers) which I would love to sell. PM if interested.

Carlo Fantom21 May 2017 2:47 p.m. PST

a decent set of Maori in 15mm that's all I want…

…also Boxers and the First Sino-Japanese War and the Coronado Expedition.

Winston Smith Supporting Member of TMP21 May 2017 2:58 p.m. PST

Indian Mutiny, although I'm sure the Indians have a more pc name for it.

Frothers Did It And Ran Away21 May 2017 3:26 p.m. PST

I think they call it The War for Modern Day Political Opportunism.

ZULUPAUL Supporting Member of TMP21 May 2017 3:29 p.m. PST

Abyssinians. I have the figures just never got started painting.

KSmyth21 May 2017 3:32 p.m. PST

The Sudan 1882-1898. Everything, the whole ball of wax. Will get started sometime in 2018

willthepiper21 May 2017 3:35 p.m. PST

Winston: I've seen references to the Mutiny as 'The First War of Independence'. And proponents of each name are able to go on in great detail as to why the other name is wrong.

As for me, the North West Rebellion, aka the Second Riel Rebellion, aka the North West Resistance, aka etc (I think I'll go with the North West Unrest). Whichever name it goes by, I'd like to collect Metis and Cree in 28mm. Just need the time and energy to get the project started.

Personal logo brass1 Supporting Member of TMP21 May 2017 3:58 p.m. PST

A mining project in the lead mountain has yielded a minor trove of 10mm Zulus and British and Boers, so I've decided to use the Zulus as Matabeles for the 2nd Matabele War with British colonial troops and Boers as the Bulawayo Field Force. At the rate I paint, the first impi should be finished in time for the 200th anniversary.


21eRegt Supporting Member of TMP21 May 2017 4:33 p.m. PST

Boxer Rebellion, la Legion, NWF… They're all good.

oldjarhead1 Inactive Member21 May 2017 5:05 p.m. PST

In 15mm I am working on Boxers, already finished Pathans, Afghans, Sudanese, and Zulus. Unpainted I have Bedouin, Masai and Abyssinians

Personal logo Pictors Studio Sponsoring Member of TMP21 May 2017 6:52 p.m. PST


Ragbones Supporting Member of TMP21 May 2017 7:25 p.m. PST

Abyssinians and Italians to go along with my AZW, Boxer Rebellion, Sudan and FFL collections.

jurgenation Supporting Member of TMP21 May 2017 7:26 p.m. PST

Portuguese..for Africa..I have all the rest..

mrinku Inactive Member21 May 2017 7:34 p.m. PST

I'm eyeing off a 28mm Ruga-Ruga one for DitDC. What with Foundry's 24 different ones, the line over at Northstar and being able to throw in pretty much any African with a musket as a creditable soldier I'm hoping to have a fully figure unique collection.

The other one I'd like to tackle is an 1889 Wissmanntruppe one. I have a batch of Copplestone marines, but lovely as they are their uniform is the 1898 issue. Besides which those are really reinforcements and what are mostly needed are Askari figures anyway.

coolyork Supporting Member of TMP21 May 2017 8:59 p.m. PST

I would also be interested in the Russians in Turkestan in 1870's . Who makes figures for that beside ASKARI ?

Personal logo piper909 Supporting Member of TMP Inactive Member21 May 2017 9:35 p.m. PST

Ruga-Ruga, oh yeah, I've got a large heap of these, and if I organize and paint 'em up, along with my scads of Darkest Africa natives, and Zanzibari slavers, I'd have lots and lots of enemies of the Queen and the Third Republic to make trouble with.

Personal logo Wolfshanza Supporting Member of TMP21 May 2017 10:56 p.m. PST

Have Boxers, Mahdists, Zulu and Darkest Africa. Starting on an Old Glory Afghan force :)

willthepiper21 May 2017 11:22 p.m. PST

I would also be interested in the Russians in Turkestan in 1870's . Who makes figures for that beside ASKARI ?

While not strictly speaking for Turkestan, you can use Russo-Turkish War (the 1877 one) from Eureka Miniatures or Outpost. Here they are L-R Eureka, Askari and Outpost:


If you want to push the action a bit later (say 1890s) you can use Russians from the Boxer Rebellion, available from such companies as Redoubt or Old Glory.

My Russian army is supported by Copplestone Cossacks – slightly anachronistic as their carbines are too modern but I'm willing to overlook that ;)


WillieB Supporting Member of TMP22 May 2017 3:10 a.m. PST

Indian Mutiny is WIP. So far three mutineer brigades and 1 British one finished. Starting on the cavalry now. All in 28mm of course. Who could resist those lovely Iron Duke miniatures?
That said I also have some Foundry conversion mixed in and a few Mutineer and Studio miniatures ones as well.
Speaking of the latter I liked their figures so much I decide that I would make a small Afghan/ British army too. Already have most of the Afhans/Pathans so only need the British for what I would call a Small Colonial Affair.

Would Napoleon in Egypt also be a 'colonial' army?

Personal logo Bobgnar Supporting Member of TMP22 May 2017 8:33 a.m. PST

I have all of them except anything with Russians.

Personal logo DWilliams Supporting Member of TMP Inactive Member22 May 2017 10:51 a.m. PST

I'm presently engaged in painting 25mm skirmish figures for the 1st and 2nd Boer War. So, I'm painting Brits in both the colorful red coats and drab-looking khaki.

Long Valley Gamer Supporting Member of TMP22 May 2017 12:57 p.m. PST

The Sikh Wars…Mostly Foundry with some Old Glory

Lion in the Stars25 May 2017 8:44 p.m. PST

Pathan Revolt of 1897-98. Lots of action. But I will never have enough Pathans… (Pretty sure that's a rule of Colonial gaming, like how you can never have enough Zulus)

Murvihill26 May 2017 8:03 a.m. PST

20mm Maoris. I'm able to find most of what I want for the other armies in the queue (Indian Mutiny/Sikh Wars, Crimeans, Boers) but haven't found any appropriate Maoris yet.

marco56 Supporting Member of TMP27 May 2017 2:31 p.m. PST

Collecting figures for Spanish-American War from 1898 Miniaturas. Good to get in at the startup instead of playing catchup.

Lion in the Stars29 May 2017 5:39 a.m. PST

Oh, almost forgot: 55 days in Peking is really tempting to do, but I'd do it in 15mm.

takeda33329 May 2017 11:45 p.m. PST

sudan…………1885. both sides.

Codsticker30 May 2017 9:02 p.m. PST

17thC /18thC Mughals…although they spent more time running away from the English than fighting them it seems.

Personal logo Blake Walker Supporting Member of TMP Inactive Member30 May 2017 9:17 p.m. PST

I finished my 28mm Darkest Africa Masai Warriors and Colonial Germans.

My next project for 2018 is 28mm Madhist Dervishers. I have about 200 infantry, 25 cavalry and 1 impressed Krupp gun and crew for the Ansar army. Lots of Fuzzy Wuzzies, too.

marco56 Supporting Member of TMP24 Feb 2018 7:55 p.m. PST

Still working on Spanish-American War.Want to start a Troupes de Marine force for West Africa in the 1880's-90's.Also want to collect Gringo 40's Indochina range when it comes out.

Liliburlero Supporting Member of TMP26 Feb 2018 10:14 a.m. PST

Boxer Rebellion (Dad had an army 30+ years ago but sold it) and Spanish American War.

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