Following a successful Kickstarter back in 2016, Studio Miniatures have been steadily expanding their First Afghan War range, with the recent focus being on native Afghan tribesmen.
Received for review recently are these samples (pictured above and below) from 14 of the 23 ‘Afghan’ packs available. You will find these (and the other nine packs) in Studio Miniatures online shop, listed under both ‘1st Afghan War’ and ‘North West Frontier 1890s’. Slightly incongruous – the First Afghan War was 1839 to 1842, but the point being that most of the Afghan tribesmen can be used for conflicts throughout the 19th Century.
It’s happy days for fans of wargaming with 28mm Afghan tribesmen because these well sculpted and cast figures add to those of a similar quality already on offer in metal from Artizan Designs, as well as plastics from Perry Miniatures and Wargames Atlantic. See our comparison shot below.
You will find more find options for cooler weather gaming with these figures from Studio Miniatures, with several clothed in fur-lined pashtuns, as opposed to the Perry and Atlantic figures which wear summer/warmer weather garb.
If you want to see more from Studio Miniatures take a look at our review of their earlier releases.