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Mad Guru Supporting Member of TMP05 May 2020 3:10 p.m. PST

Call me Tango, but I happened to visit the Perry Miniatures FaceBook page and discovered it's finally happened: the Perrys are about to release Gurkhas for their "Victoria's Little Wars" range. As to be expected, the figures look excellent:




Two out of three planned pack codes are pictured above, which look to be "Attacking with bayonet & kukri" and "Loading and firing". I assume the missing code is "Command". It would be amazing if the Command pack includes a Gurkha carrying the Queen's Truncheon… but I wouldn't bet on it.

The only wrinkle is their release has been delayed by the ongoing COVID-19 crisis. This is a bummer, since it will probably make it impossible for me to buy, receive, paint, base and terrain a unit (or two) of these new figures in time for my 1880 Kandahar/Baba Wali 140th Anniversary game in mid-August. Still, it will be good to finally have "new" Second Afghan War Gurkhas. At some point Artizan Designs is supposed to release Gurkhas for their Second Afghan War range, but I haven't heard anything about that in a while.

So while I hope these new brave sons of Nepal arrive in time to reprise their key role at Baba Wali in a few months time… if not they will still be a welcome addition to many a colonial gamer's army, myself included.

EDIT: Apologies to the 18th Century folks, I accidentally cross-posted to "18th Cent. Discussion" instead of 19th. I will contact the Editor and ask him to remove this post from your Area!


Big Red Supporting Member of TMP05 May 2020 3:21 p.m. PST

Good news about some very nice figures.

epturner Supporting Member of TMP05 May 2020 3:49 p.m. PST

Ayo Gurkhali!


Chuckaroobob05 May 2020 6:26 p.m. PST

Great looking figs!

Personal logo FlyXwire Supporting Member of TMP06 May 2020 6:28 a.m. PST

This is excellent news Mad Tango! ;)

(btw, just ordered a couple sets of Wargames Atlantic NWF warriors yesterday for the coming jihad)

Dadster Supporting Member of TMP07 May 2020 8:56 p.m. PST

Hopefully they will be much bigger than the WGF winged monkeys from the wizard of oz Gurkhas. Which are half the size of the other figs in the NWF range.

Mr J197009 May 2020 3:35 p.m. PST

Really looking forward to these along with the tribal plastics above and by Perry, bit of a boom-time for 28mm NWF gaming.Is it just me that's irked by a mix of bayonets attached and unattached? To me it seems odd to have a split in a tabletop unit and means you can't mix the figs.Fix bayonets "Ala Chamberlain at Little Round-top" was definitely an order, not a polite suggestion. If its just me I'll get my grumpy old man coat and leave ;-)

Mr J197009 May 2020 3:38 p.m. PST

Link: Fix Bayonets

YouTube link

Just because it's such a great scene and Jeff Daniels' finest hour!

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP13 May 2020 9:30 p.m. PST

Can I call you Tango II?… (smile)


Mr J197020 May 2020 10:44 a.m. PST

I consider it an honour sir!

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