Jack made these '20mm' Korean Warships based on the pictures in Fighting Ships of the Far East (2) - Japan and Korea (AD612-1639) by Stephen Turnbull published by Osprey. The figures are Red Box Korean Infantry.
Just for the curious. This is the range that never made it beyond a diorama in the Harrow Road Model shop and a few figures which we have. No production was undertaken and the 'pom pom' gun in the picture has gone completely, unless someone out there has it? Jack says they were originally intended for the Boer War range. We think the diorama may have been sold off when the Model Shop closed or maybe it was just thrown out!
Following on in this series of pictures of the Jacklex range these are the Colonial British. Note the famous 'left handed officer firing'! Again all the figures were painted by Jack in the 'hay day' of the range in the 1970s. Although Jack made both kneeling and lying firing in various ranges he never painted any for his own armies. I have not shown the artillery as it is quite wide ranging and deserves a post in its own rights. The figures are still available from www.spencersmithminiatures.co.uk
For those to whom the name ‘Jacklex’ doesn’t mean much, or
have never seen the Jacklex colonial range over the next few posts I will be
showing pictures of the various nations. The figures are still available from www.spencersmithminiatures.co.uk
We start with the classic White Coated Russians from the
Russo-Japanese War range. Most of the
figures come from Jack’s own army which he painted many years ago. I have recently added 2 units of cavalry
which I have yet to finish (base) and some infantry just for completeness of the poses.
We have used these figures not only in games against the
Japanese, but also in the scenario were the Russian invade Afghanistan and
fight combined British and Indian forces.
My recent additions to Jack's Russian Army when you see the size of Jack's Anglo Indian force you will understand the need to add some units.
Bob asked Jack to make me a small fort/outpost and this is
what he produced. It has been used with colonials, pirates, TYW, Samurai and as
shown here with the Tangiers garrison. It is small enough to have on the table
without dominating it and large enough to take a unit or a battery.
The dock was also made by Jack. As well as being a dock for
a variety of periods it also doubles as a platform for my Samurai houses.
Although the Arab houses come from a variety of sources there is a “house that
Jack built” – the square two storey house was made out of foam board and then
Bob tells me that the unit holding Jack’s fort are the Queen
Dowager’s Regiment, the 2nd Foot. The unit on dock are The Guards –
both by Parkfield Miniatures. Other
British figures are a mixture of Parkfield and Dixons.