Monday, 8 January 2018

Heigh-ho! Khurasan Elizabethan English

English High Command
It was way back in 2013 that I started playing Irregular Wars and began collecting 15mm figures for Elizabethan English and Irish armies. Although supplemented with figures from other manufacturers, the core of this collection was the superb Khurasan Irish. Since then I've eagerly awaited the appearance of the Khurasan English.

In 2014 I was heavily involved in playtesting the second edition of Irregular Wars, but this was with counters rather than figures. I subsequently completed Portuguese and Dutch armies using real lead, but the Irish have languished in boxes unpainted, awaiting their English counterparts.

The weeks turned into months, and the months into years with the occasional return to Khurasan's website to see if they were coming. I noticed the gradual addition of some Spanish and then, in December, the arrival of the English. Well, better late than never, but four years' wait is a disappointingly long time to say the least. The figures are again absolutely superb and I've already ordered my first batch.

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    1. The sculptor, Clibanarium, posted previews to TMP back in 2013 and I saw how characterful they were then.

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  2. Yes, I remember it well, he's a talented guy.

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  3. I admit I rather gave up hope of seeing them for sale. Glad they are now available!

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    1. I don't want to be morbid but four years' wait is a long time if you are a pensioner!

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  4. They are lovely - if only that range was in 28mm! Great paintwork and great figures.

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    1. That's a great compliment to the sculptor, but I believe there are some good 28mm Elizabethan ranges available and that on bigger bases they would work for Irregular Wars.

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