Friday, April 22, 2022

The Agandar of Chaladoor


This is my latest colonial figure to be painted.  He is an Askari Miniatures "Berber Cavalry Scout" that is patterned after the famous 'Red Shadow.'  My leader is titled the Agandar of Chaladoor and has, in other guises and with other names, led native forces in Soudan against the Anglo-Egyptians and in the North Central Frontier against the forces of the Raj.  In this guise he will be leading the local tribes of Aooghastan against both the forces of the Khan of the North (the Tsar) and the British Raj.  He is a fearsome warrior who can energize any tribe who he leads.

His name was inspired by the Witches of Karres science fiction novels of James H. Schmitz.  The Chaladoor is a region of far-off space containing a maze of navigational hazards, inimical beings, and disturbing and sometimes violently dangerous forces.  The Agandar is a notorious pirate leader who calls that region home.  Of course my Agandar is not as notorious but nevertheless is a force with which to be reckoned!

1 comment:

Fitz-Badger said...

Nice figure, background, and connection to sci-fi book. Seems like he could also be a character out of some of Robert Howard's stories that take place in similar parts of this world.