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Author Topic: Russian Conquest of Central Asia 1860's-1880's  (Read 16391 times)

Offline CPT Shanks

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Re: Russian Conquest of Central Asia 1860's-1880's
« Reply #30 on: November 22, 2021, 07:23:16 PM »
Great thread fortuitously resurfaced as we delve into Russian incursions into the Northwest Frontier, or southeast as it may be, in the great game. Great collection of links and ideas here. The RI militia and the shirts leaves and havelocks from. Perry would work too.
Will Bailie's force looks grand. Love those cossacks.
"welcome to the world of cascading failure"


Offline JBaumal

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Re: Russian Conquest of Central Asia 1860's-1880's
« Reply #31 on: November 23, 2021, 04:17:52 AM »
CPT Shanks, great find buddy, especially since we are in the process of building Russian forces for their incursions in the north heading dangerously close to Chitral. I think I will be ordering some outpost figures. I also like those RI figs, I think they look the part.

Offline marco55

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Re: Russian Conquest of Central Asia 1860's-1880's
« Reply #32 on: November 23, 2021, 03:10:03 PM »
Since my interest has be rekindled I just ordered the following books. :D
Mark

Offline JBaumal

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Re: Russian Conquest of Central Asia 1860's-1880's
« Reply #33 on: November 23, 2021, 04:21:37 PM »
Marco55, those look like awesome books! Do you have any books with color plates in them? Iím currently researching and building for a Russian force in Central Asia for THE SWORD AND THE FLAME games. Iíve started by buying packs of Askari Minis but think Iím going to add some other mfgr stuff as well.

Offline marco55

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Re: Russian Conquest of Central Asia 1860's-1880's
« Reply #34 on: November 23, 2021, 05:48:29 PM »
Actually Askari Miniatures has a painting guide available. https://askari-minis.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=42&products_id=114
Mark




Offline marco55

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Re: Russian Conquest of Central Asia 1860's-1880's
« Reply #38 on: November 28, 2021, 04:02:03 PM »


Offline CPT Shanks

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Re: Russian Conquest of Central Asia 1860's-1880's
« Reply #40 on: November 30, 2021, 02:02:23 AM »
Fantastic resources Marco. That's going to take some exploration. Have you developed any scenarios from these? Have you played any what is between Russians and British on the roof of the world?

Offline marco55

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Re: Russian Conquest of Central Asia 1860's-1880's
« Reply #41 on: November 30, 2021, 03:24:19 AM »
I'm not a gamer but I love miniatures and really like dioramas. I also like periods that you can't find much info in English like the Russians here, the Portuguese in Africa and the Dutch in the East Indies. I'm a glutton for punishment. :D lol
Mark

Offline CPT Shanks

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Re: Russian Conquest of Central Asia 1860's-1880's
« Reply #42 on: November 30, 2021, 05:21:14 AM »
Ahhh.  Well said, guttons for punishment looking for obscure conflicts. Good stuff.

Offline JBaumal

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Re: Russian Conquest of Central Asia 1860's-1880's
« Reply #43 on: November 30, 2021, 09:31:45 PM »
Marco55, great links, thanks buddy. Iím currently painting some Askari Minis Russians for a game this coming Saturday. What are you working on at the moment?

Offline marco55

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Re: Russian Conquest of Central Asia 1860's-1880's
« Reply #44 on: December 01, 2021, 04:34:31 AM »
Well you saw my other thread but I still have some Russians but I don't think I will be pursuing that range. I also was in a kickstarter last year called the Savage Frontier. A FIW range set in winter. I was into the FIW period for a long time. They are suppose to come at the end of January. I've kind of lost interest in this period and truth be told I had an illness in the beginning of the year and also plan to retire in April or May this coming year so I've got to tighten the belt so to speak. So I guess I will be focusing on my Western Sudan project mostly.
Mark