Viewer's Choice Celebration MiniCampaign

It has now been over 20 years since I launched "With MacDuff On the Web" and nearly 10 years since I launched my 2 blogs: Gathering of Hosts and Battle game of the Month.

To celebrate the years and the friends and the million hits I've decided to run a 3 game mini-campaign in late October and I'm asking YOU to help choose the period. It has to be something from my current list but please comment on any post from Sep 12 till Oct 1 or email me : . and to let me know your preference and any suggestions on the mini campaign.

The polls are now open!

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Did I say too many things at once?

Scruby '25mm' Mamlukes painted as Afghan Irregulars

Tomorrow I am heading to Ron's place to take on the mantle of Makpha Khan, the Rose of Kurram defending his tribal lands against the Raj. Having sold off all my 25mm Colonials a few years back, I cast about for something  to add to the game. Ron has Ral Partha Afghan tribemen but no cavalry  and I had some Scruby Mamlukes waiting for painting. They are slightly smaller than the Partha's but not a lot. In fact they are comfortably in between plastics and the Partha's and would fit with either. I mounted mine on some slightly larger horses to better match the Partha and Minifig cavalry they will have to face.

At first I wasn't too impressed with the figures but as I started animating and painting them I became quite enamoured of them.Simple but full of charm and easy to customize.  I can't help but think that they would match Jacklex quite well.   2 more pts towards a 1/72nd Colonial project vs a 40mm/54mm one.


  1. Ross Mac,

    Very nice figures ... and I think that they would fit in well with Jacklex figures. They have a similar 'look'.

    All the best,


  2. I simply adore Scruby 25mm figures. Simple, easy to paint and surprising elegant when painted up. And yes, they match 20mm Jacklex perfectly.

  3. Good to know. I think I've come to realize that I like figures that leave room for my imagination.