Sunday 4 March 2012

On the North West Frontier....Part 4

After the general all round buzz of yesterday and the news re the ships today saw yours truly returning to rather more mundane matter in the shape of the huge pile of assorted 54mm figures I have for the NW Frontier. Thus far I have mapped out how I am going to organise the collection and also trialing a couple of painting techniques. I also took the opportunity to open the additional boxes of infantry I had acquired (3 each of Indian, British and Afghan types). The figures themselves are very nice and quite old school in there demeanor but the most obvious surprise was that every single one of the nine boxes had additional figures above and beyond the advertised '20 in 10 poses of 2 each'. Taking into consideration the figures contained in the Fort Kandahar play set I now have an additional 12 figures for each of the three forces! One of the boxes of Afghans contained 27 figures which compensated for the two broken types from another of the boxes.

I don't know if this is usual for Armies in Plastic boxes but it mean that I have an extra 36 figures to play around with - more importantly, I can relegate some of the more unusual poses to the spares box!


Bluebear Jeff said...

What a pleasant surprise!

-- Jeff

David Crook said...

Hi Jeff,

It was a surprise to be sure - a welcome one though!

It does give me pleasant selection dilemma in terms of poses for the various units.

All the best,