Men with pointy sticksPosted: December 4, 2014
Despite having been a wargamer for over fifty years, these are the first Ancient figures that I have ever owned. In fact I have very rarely fought a wargame set during the Ancient period and have been know to refer to them as being fights between men with pointy sticks … hence the title of this blog entry.
As Tim pointed out to me, I can easily use these figures as opposition for my imagi-nation Colonial wargames armies … and that is exactly what I intend to do.
So what is in my new collection?
Chinese (or possibly Chinese)
- 25 Light Cavalry (Tartar?)
- 6 Cavalry (Chinese/Mongol?)
- 15 Halberdiers (Chinese)
- 4 Crossbowmen (Chinese)
Indian (or possibly Indian)
- 15 Mounted Archers (Indian?)
- 8 Lancers (Indian?)
- 11 Spearmen (Indian?)
- 9 Archers (Indian?)
- 1 Chariot (Indian?)
There are enough figures for me to put together two small armies – a Chinese one and an Indian one – to use with my PORTABLE WARGAME rules … and enough for a sizeable Chindian army for my imagi-nation Colonial wargames.
This is not going to be a high priority project for me … but it certainly gives me something to work with in the future.