EXCERPT FROM APPENDIX 1 from Don Featherstone's Battles With Model Soldiers
(The book that got me started.)

"Nothing in these pages is a dictate, no word says you must or you shall do it this way. On the contrary, the book sets out from the very beginning to stimulate the reader to think for himself, and to use what he has read merely as a foundation for efforts and ideas which reflect his own temperament and character. Only in this way will he obtain maximum satisfaction from the hobby of battling with model soldiers."

-Don Featherstone 1918 - 2013

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.