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Offline DintheDin

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Re: Don's North West Frontier
« Reply #15 on: March 11, 2018, 10:00:09 PM »
Oooh! The hamlet and the tower are little beauties! Envious!
Now and then we had a hope that if we lived and were good, God would permit us to be pirates. – Mark Twain, Life on the Mississippi

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Re: Don's North West Frontier
« Reply #16 on: March 12, 2018, 11:14:06 AM »
Thanx....;)

On day 7 of this little project **GS** was visiting Berlin, so we took the oportunity to get a little NWF game on the way.....:)
So I squeezed my plastik minis and some bark terain in my rucksack and headed to my university.

An old friend joined in so we were: DV vs. Lars plus **GS**.
I scratch build a small scenario on the fly...some kind of game mastered. 

Just took a few pics in my office...wonderfull if you can combine work and play.....;)
We played heavily house ruled "Path to Glory" rules (Disposable Heroes in WWI).

The Brits were divided in two groups with common goals.
But first we diced out wich Lieutanant was longer commissioned (one of my favorite scenes in ZULU)...
Lars won and so he was in overall command.





The main goal of the British was to capture Abdullah Khan a local warlord, who was just trying to unite the local tribes aganinst the English....
As a bribe he has hidden a few crates of martini rifles in the area (must be secured by the British).





Here is the small troope for Lars.
Two small firegroups of regular brits, one captured mountain gun (plus donkey) und and a few sikhs.
...and the colour party of the regiment.





The Troops Lt. **GS**.
A handsome unit of Highlanders, some sikhs (borought from my darkest africa project) and a regulare unit of english. Additionaly there was a land suveyor, who wanted to reach the near mountains (got additional victory points if he reached the other side of the field) with his stalwart servant and his dog Bobby.

And the britsich get victory points if they manage to clear the watch tower.





From the game itself there are sadly few pics...
Had to much to do with eating and drinking....:)

















In the end the English were all victorious: the land surveyor reached the mountains, the watchtower was silenced and the afghan leader was captured.....;)
Only the Martinis were not found...

A pleasent little game and quite enjoyable for just one week of preparation.

Cheers,
Don

Offline Munindk

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Re: Don's North West Frontier
« Reply #17 on: March 12, 2018, 11:37:55 AM »
Great miniatures and a very impressive pace!

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Re: Don's North West Frontier
« Reply #18 on: March 12, 2018, 02:14:53 PM »
That's some magnificent high-speed hobbying there, that is.  :)


Something always told me they were reading Tommy wrong...

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Re: Don's North West Frontier
« Reply #19 on: March 12, 2018, 04:45:49 PM »
Thank you gentlemen....;)

After paniting a few more Brits for the HWF...




 I thought of some terrain...

Luckily some bad folks cut a lot of trees behind my flat. So I took up some of the spare parts of the trees....:)
And dryed them on the heater.







To get them flat on the tabletop I put some filler under neath.








And here with some grey paint on them.







...and with the next batch of afghans (this time Foundry). And an additional gun crew...:)





Cheers,
Don

Birch bark is da shit for erroded vulcanic rock. I have a tree at our cottage which I tax quite heavily, like a cork oak. It hasnt taken any noticable dammage.

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Re: Don's North West Frontier
« Reply #20 on: March 12, 2018, 06:18:54 PM »
@Hammers
My english is loosing me here...I absolutely don`t understand what your are trying to say....:)

Please translate in easy speak...:D

Cheers,
Don

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Re: Don's North West Frontier
« Reply #21 on: March 12, 2018, 06:29:36 PM »
@Hammers
My english is loosing me here...I absolutely don`t understand what your are trying to say....:)

Please translate in easy speak...:D

Cheers,
Don

Oh, I am sorry! "The shit" is slang for "very good" or "very suitable". Which is just what birch bark is. :)

Offline DonVoss

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Re: Don's North West Frontier
« Reply #22 on: March 12, 2018, 07:11:28 PM »
Ah okay....;)

Thanx,
Don

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Re: Don's North West Frontier
« Reply #23 on: March 12, 2018, 08:36:11 PM »
Wonderful little scenario and some great figures.   :-* :-*

And it took you just a week.   Amazing  :o :o


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Re: Don's North West Frontier
« Reply #24 on: March 12, 2018, 08:42:17 PM »
Fabulous conversion, building and painting!

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Re: Don's North West Frontier
« Reply #25 on: March 12, 2018, 09:57:35 PM »
Wow! Great!!  :-*

Offline DintheDin

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Re: Don's North West Frontier
« Reply #26 on: March 12, 2018, 10:12:56 PM »
Wonderful little scenario and some great figures.   :-* :-*

And it took you just a week.   Amazing  :o :o

All the above and I have fallen in love  :-* with the hamlet!  lol

Offline DonVoss

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Re: Don's North West Frontier
« Reply #27 on: March 12, 2018, 10:17:14 PM »
Thank you very much....;)

After the little game I decided to give it another wekk and paint up some some more stuff....:D


First I glued more Victrix scots together.



And I did a canon crew for the game, wich I didn't show before. Just added an arm from the perry ACW artillery set.





After looking through my little collection it was obvious that I needed more afghans...:)
I found in my amateurish research, that there were more regular afghans involved than most movie would acknowledge.


So I searched the plastic mountain if I could find some more minis to get converted.
After a little time I found these Warlord prussians. Got them from tehir sprue sale. Was a lttle bit disapointed and wouldn't have probably not painted them as prussians...





So I got the greenstuff smoth and tried to build some herati infantry geknetet. Added a few beards and so...;)





I wonder how they work out when painted....:)


Cheers,
Don

Offline ARKOUDAKI

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Re: Don's North West Frontier
« Reply #28 on: March 12, 2018, 10:58:53 PM »
Some great work there Don! On your Highlanders, why not just cut the figs in half, so you use the kilted bottom (Victrix) and then attach a Perry upper torso, that way the webbing is correct and you only have to add some other details as you have done. Just a suggestion. Love how you are approaching this project....makes me feel guilty for not getting to work on mine!  :'(

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Re: Don's North West Frontier
« Reply #29 on: March 13, 2018, 11:46:56 AM »
Yeah I thought about this. But on the other hand I had to by an additional box for that....;)

Luckily...on the gaming table non of my players could see the difference ...:)

Cheers,
Don