The Northwest Frontier Calls For Studio Miniatures

August 5, 2020 by brennon

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Over in the new releases section of their webstore, Studio Miniatures has now added a bunch of British and Afghan soldiers for use in the Northwest Frontier campaigns of the 1890s.

Northwest Frontier Infantry Command - Studio Miniatures

Northwest Frontier Infantry Command // Studio Miniatures

The options here are similar in scope to what we saw with the release of their Sikh Wars range. You have a lot of options for both standard infantry and also characters and command elements which can then take control of the battlefield.

Northwest Frontier Infantry - Studio Miniatures

Northwest Frontier Infantry // Studio Miniatures

It seems like over the past few months there has been more of an effort to look beyond the normal theatres of war that we've come to play over the years. Instead, we're now seeing people look at battles and wars that aren't quite so popular, developing ranges so that people can go and explore them in more depth. This isn't to say that they've not been catered too over the years but it seems like companies are making more of a concerted effort to venture into these different periods now.

Northwest Frontier Tribal Command - Studio Miniatures

Northwest Frontier Tribal Command // Studio Miniatures

What I particularly like about this current selection of offerings is that it creates an interesting clash of aesthetics on the tabletop. On the one side, you've got the very prim and proper British troops in their clean uniforms and then the slightly more rugged looking Tribesmen.

Northwest Frontier Tribesmen - Studio Miniatures

Northwest Frontier Tribesmen // Studio Miniatures

I think that personally I'd find it more fun to paint and play as the Afghans who know the landscape and have that advantage over the British. It's why if I was going to go into Wild West games, for example, I like the idea of playing as the Native Americans; using the environment as much as weapons to deal with their opponents.

Are you tempted by these Northwest Frontier miniatures?

"I think that personally I'd find it more fun to paint and play as the Afghans who know the landscape and have that advantage over the British..."

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