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Author Topic: Action on the North West Frontier! 29th Baluchis p.3 (19 Jun 2018)  (Read 3988 times)

Offline Mad Guru

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Oh Willie... I feel you my brother, I feel you!

(and both our bank accounts will feel it as well)
"We shall see what wisdom lies beneath my madness!"

Offline JBaumal

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MG, It's awesome news that the Perry's are expanding this range. Though there are figs commercially available there's nothing like converting your own. There's something to be said for creating a unit no one else has or a unit with figs no one else owns. I know that you know exactly what I'm talking about. I'm looking forward to painting that 40th Pathan's custom Piper you made for me. Your NWF conversions are Outstanding.

I just finished the (2) custom Ansar gun crews for our friend Last Stand Dan that I started about 2 years ago! I think I will have to get one or two of these Afghan crews.

Offline Will Bailie

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Not dead yet!  I've just done a conversion of the Wargames Foundry WWI RHA limber for 1880 Afghanistan.

From this:


to this:


More info on the blog here:  http://willstoysoldiers.blogspot.com/2018/05/rha-limber-for-afghanistan.html

And more on the painting table, so hopefully more updates in June and July :)

Offline Will Bailie

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Offline Will Bailie

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Re: Action on the North West Frontier! So many horses... p.3 (9 Jun 2018)
« Reply #34 on: June 09, 2018, 08:26:39 PM »
My blog has been updated with more Afghan horse, including an Emir to lead the Afghans!



Plus Pathan horse from Perry Miniatures



And Old Glory



and a group shot of all my Afghan horsemen



Blog entry here with a few more photos:  http://willstoysoldiers.blogspot.com/2018/06/afghan-horse-omg-soooooo-many-little.html



Online Codsticker

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Re: Action on the North West Frontier! So many horses p.3 (8 Jun 2018)
« Reply #35 on: June 10, 2018, 02:57:22 AM »
Very nicely done Will Bailie- your RHA conversion is inspired.*thumbs up*

Offline Will Bailie

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Re: Action on the North West Frontier! So many horses p.3 (8 Jun 2018)
« Reply #36 on: June 10, 2018, 05:18:56 AM »
Thanks, Codsticker, but if I am inspired it's by those who went before me, especially but not limited to the Mad Guru and his own RHA limber:  http://maiwandday.blogspot.com/2011/07/full-unit-conversion-1-rha-limbers.html as well as this blog:  http://horseandmusket2.blogspot.com/2012/12/royal-horse-artillery-second-afghan-war.html




Online Codsticker

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Re: Action on the North West Frontier! So many horses p.3 (8 Jun 2018)
« Reply #37 on: June 10, 2018, 07:07:24 PM »
Thanks, Codsticker, but if I am inspired it's by those who went before me, especially but not limited to the Mad Guru and his own RHA limber:  http://maiwandday.blogspot.com/2011/07/full-unit-conversion-1-rha-limbers.html as well as this blog:  http://horseandmusket2.blogspot.com/2012/12/royal-horse-artillery-second-afghan-war.html
I vaguely remember seeing the pix in that second link but 2012 was sooo long ago. :D

Offline Mad Guru

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Re: Action on the North West Frontier! So many horses p.3 (8 Jun 2018)
« Reply #38 on: June 13, 2018, 08:26:29 AM »
Will,

Great work all around, on your new Afghan cavalry and command, but most of all on your bespoke converted WWI RHA limber & crew!  When I saw it, i instantly thought of my own version, converted from the Mutiny era RHA limber & crew!  Thanks for including the link to that (very old!) page on my blog.  I just looked at it, and it brought back some fond memories!

Offline Will Bailie

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Re: Action on the North West Frontier! So many horses p.3 (8 Jun 2018)
« Reply #39 on: June 13, 2018, 05:03:20 PM »
Thanks, MG.  I'm trying out a saving the guns scenario this weekend, so will have an AAR coming up soon!

Offline Will Bailie

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Re: Action on the North West Frontier! Afghan Regulars p.3 (15 Jun 2018)
« Reply #40 on: June 16, 2018, 01:30:16 AM »
I've added some Perry Miniatures Afghan Regular Army:

http://willstoysoldiers.blogspot.com/2018/06/afghan-regulars.html


Offline Arundel

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Re: Action on the North West Frontier! Afghan Regulars p.3 (15 Jun 2018)
« Reply #41 on: June 16, 2018, 04:11:11 AM »
Very well done, Will! I like your painting style.

Offline Will Bailie

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Re: Action on the North West Frontier! Saving the Guns! (16 Jun 2018)
« Reply #42 on: June 17, 2018, 06:16:33 AM »
Thanks, Arundel! 

Got the toys out last night for a game of The Men Who Would Be Kings.  This time, it was inspired by this painting:



The British and Indians were told to SAVE THE GUNS, while the Afghans attacked ferociously.

Stiff upper lips on full display, the 66th and the RHA prepare for the Pathan onslaught:



Before the crew can limber up, the Pathans are on them!



Despite losing the gun, the 66th fight bravely, and see off the attacking swordsmen twice!



But it was all in vain, and nothing left for the Lancers to do but fall back lest their corpses also litter the Afghan plain.

Longer write up on my blog:
http://willstoysoldiers.blogspot.com/2018/06/saving-guns-aar.html



Offline Will Bailie

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Re: Action on the North West Frontier! Saving the Guns AAR(16 Jun 2018)
« Reply #43 on: June 19, 2018, 03:56:20 PM »
The Indian Army continues to grow!  29th Baluchis join the force:

http://willstoysoldiers.blogspot.com/2018/06/29th-baluchis.html


 

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