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Historicals: Awesome Afghan Warriors from Wargames Atlantic

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Oct 30 2020
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These miniatures are great for historical games, open up a lot of conversion possibilities for other games – and they’re at a great price point.

Do you have any need for 28mm Middle Eastern Warriors from the 18th or 19th century?  Perhaps you would rather some 17th-century Afghan Warriors or a cool kit to kitbash into modern, sci-fi or fantasy miniatures. If so, this box set of 40 miniatures by Wargames Atlantic could be right for you. By the way, these miniatures price in at just $34.95 for a box of 40. What a great value!

In this post, I will guide you through a video review and a written review also follows. You will see pictures of the sprues, some built miniatures, and some scale comparison photos. If you feel like going through both, you will notice subtle differences between the two. Without any further ado, let’s get to the reviews.

Afghan Warrior Review on YouTube

Below is a quick review Wargames Atlantic: Afghan Warriors on YouTube. If you prefer written reviews, that is below.

The Written Review

If you still prefer written content or just want to quickly see the pictures, we have you covered here on Bell of Lost Souls too. Let’s start by looking at the back of the box to see what is in there.

Looking at the back of the box, you get some information about the miniatures as well as pictures of some made.

I will mention that there are no bases in this box. You have to provide your own. That said, Wargames Atlantic packed a ton of options on some really nice 28mm frames.

The Sprue of Wargames Atlantic’s Afghan Warriors. You get 8 of these frames. The frame is even labelled to help you build the miniatures. Of course, you can take liberties with how you choose to build them, but the numbers really help you match things up.

The details on these figures are amazing. Especially at their price point.

Here are five minis built using one of the plastic frames.

The models look great and you can tell with all of the texture on the model that they will paint up really well with simple painting techniques like shades and dry brushing. Let’s take a closer look at some of the miniatures.

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A 28mm Afghan Warrior that could be used from the 17th century on up to the 19th.

 

An Afghan warrior armed with a rifle.

 

My favorite of the miniatures I built using this kit. I gave him a punch dagger and sword. I styled him as a lunging assassin.

Conversion Opportunities

The bodies on these miniatures are absolutely flowing with detail. I could envision people kitbashing these models across all genres. From Sci-Fi to Fantasy and other historical and current timelines, these models can fit in. Codex d’Araden does some fantastic work with some of these conversions. Check these photos out…

A kitbash using Wargames Atlantic’s Afghan Warriors and Dark Age Irish Warriors box sets plus North Star Military Figures Frostgrave parts.

The body is from Frostgrave, the head by Wargames Altantic in the Afghan Warriors box set and the arms and flamer from the Wargames Atlantic Raumjaeger box set.

I also did a couple of my own just out of curiosity.

Here I have an Afghan Warrior body fitted with a Bolt Action rifle.

 

An Afghan Warrior body paired with a Frostgrave Cultists’ crossbow.

With some imagination, you can do a lot with this very affordable box set.

Scale Comparison

Below are a few scale comparison shots to give you a sense of size on these 28mm miniatures.

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On the left, a Wargames Atlantic Afghan Warrior. On the right, a Warlord Games Bolt Action miniature.

Left to right… Perry Miniatures, Wargames Atlantic Afghan Warrior, Bolt Action.

Left to right… Frostgrave Cultist, WGA Afghan, Reaper Miniatures, WGA Afghan, Fireforge Games Living Dead Peasant.

Wrapping it up…

Thanks for checking out these reviews of Wargames Atlantic‘s 28mm Afghan Warriors. With 40 figures in a $34.95 box set, these miniatures are extremely affordable. On top of that, there is a ton of kitbashing opportunities for them. Overall, this is a very good product.

If you liked the YouTube Video, please check out and subscribe to my YouTube channel to encourage me to make more videos. This channel is brand new, and I just started it this month. You can also find my original review of the Afghan Warriors on my personal site.

Disclaimer: Wargames Atlantic sent me this box of 28mm plastic Persian Infantry miniatures for review. While I accept review products, I am in no other way compensated for my posts and reserve the right to give positive and negative reviews.

An Article by Must Contain Minis

Read more about great Indie and Historical games on my site!

Must Contain Minis is my personal reviews, showcases, and battle reports website where I look at mostly Indie and Historical Games. Mainstream games and products also enter the mix. You can also follow me on Social Media. I am very active on Facebook and share posts of a wide variety. I upload my best pictures to Instagram and am also on Twitter. Oh, I am on YouTube now too!

My aim is to promote gaming with companies outside of those that already dominate the gaming market.

Thanks goes out to Codex d’Araden in this post too for letting me to use some of their pictures in this review.

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Jacob Stauttener
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