Friday, April 29, 2011

Early Sepoys - "Peons"

When the European "East India Companies" (EIC) set up trading posts in India in the early 1700's they used locals to augment their small forces. The Dutch called them "Peons" (countrymen). These men were untrained locals led by local Zemindars or other local rulers. They would be equipped with any of the following: matchlocks, swords , spears and/or shields.

The sculpt's below are based off of the print in Osprey Men at Arms #453 - Armies of the East India Company.

These can be used from 1700 up until the mutiny. They could also serve several purposes beside Sepoys  - like Indian Pirates, Bad mashes, Darkest Africa mercenaries to name a few. They could augment any Indian force (Mysore, Mahratta, Mogul, Rajput etc) as irregulars or even Princely Sepoys.

Getting closer to production....

Enjoy! Ashok

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Teaser...for greens to come shortly

More greens will be posted in the nest few days! I am leaving you with a picture of things to come....
Cheers Ashok!

Friday, April 22, 2011

Lead is in..more comparison shots

Its been a while since I have posted. Been busy with work and family, soccer tournaments etc. I just got some lead casts in last week. I am still waiting on my archers to arrive so I can have my first production mold made.

In the mean time here are a few comparison shots.

Let me preface this by saying I am NOT a good painter.

Below is a comparison of a Sadhu from the old "London War Room" and Hindu militia from the Falcon Miniatures range. 

This next picture is a comparison with a Wargames Foundry's Afghan and Baluchi.

Cheers Ashok!

Friday, April 1, 2011

New Hindu Archer Greens

I am quite fond of these sculpts.
I am getting a lot questions about my plans with all these sculpts. My plans right now are to have enough different sculpts to open a web store or partner with a current dealer. As soon as all these are available I will post on here and advertise on TMP. Most of the lag time is between the sculpting and shipping etc. I plan to do head and weapon variants where possible too. So this will be work in progress. But if you have specific questions please email me. Thanks! Hope you enjoy.