Northwest Frontier

New Northwest Frontier figures
New Northwest Frontier figures

Some years ago, at one of the HMGS East conventions, the giveaway for all attendees was a small sprue of four or five 25mm plastic British colonial figures.  Most of the HAWKs handed me their sprues, because they didn’t do any colonial gaming in this scale and thought I could use them in a GASLIGHT game.  I painted several GASLIGHT units in red jackets to use for service on Mars.

Another view of my recent Northwest Frontier figures
Another view of my recent Northwest Frontier figures

As noted in earlier posts, I’ve been picking away at my unpainted lead (or in this case plastic) collection.  So, to finish off these free plastic figures, I decided to paint them for service in the Northwest Frontier.  The sprues only came with rank and file, so the officers, standard bearer (currently missing a flag), and other special figures are Empress Miniatures, ordered from Age of Glory.

Additional 10mm Figures Completed This Weekend

Copplestone half orc archers
Copplestone half orc archers

This weekend I continued to pick away at unpainted 10mm figures.  The three units I finished this weekend were Copplestone 10mm figures.  I like the way the archers are mounted in pairs.  They are easier to paint than individuals, but not as easy to paint as strips of Old Glory or Games Workshop 10mm figures.

A second unit of Copplestone "City Archers"
A second unit of Copplestone "City Archers"
Copplestone "City Archers"
Copplestone "City Archers"