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Offline Poiter50

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Re: Setting Jhamjarhistan Ablaze!
« Reply #30 on: March 09, 2021, 09:49:38 AM »
Cheers,
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Re: Setting Jhamjarhistan Ablaze!
« Reply #31 on: March 09, 2021, 04:26:23 PM »
Many thanks, Will Bailie, working on the next instalment now.

Thanks Ignatieff, as I said you and the League are a great inspiration. Sorry to hear you are marooned away from home. Good to hear that you can lay your hands on a sinew-stiffening cocktail though, top hole.

Very much looking forward to seeing what the 'Black Moon' is all about, great title. I have on the shelf behind me as I type, some old copies of The Illustrated Kashgar Sporting Pink. If there are any future issues planned, please add me to the subscription list, old stick. Chin up, straight bat to the wicket and all that tosh.

There are, and I will......
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Re: Setting Jhamjarhistan Ablaze!
« Reply #32 on: March 09, 2021, 07:41:53 PM »
What a fantastic bunch of characters, very nicely painted as well. I will be watching this thread with much interest.

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Re: Setting Jhamjarhistan Ablaze!
« Reply #33 on: March 10, 2021, 09:32:58 AM »
There are, and I will......

Many thanks.


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Re: Setting Jhamjarhistan Ablaze!
« Reply #34 on: March 10, 2021, 09:38:07 AM »
What a fantastic bunch of characters, very nicely painted as well. I will be watching this thread with much interest.

Thank you, JBaumal.

I need to point out that the figures in the photos here were painted by SI, not myself, and lovely they are too.

In January 1920, the Red Army captured Khiva and set up a Young Khivan provisional government. Junaid Khan fled into the desert with his followers, and the Basmachi movement in the Khorezm Region was born. Before the end of the year, the Soviets deposed the Young Khivans government, and the Muslim nationalists fled to join Junaid, strengthening his forces considerably.

In August of that year, the Emir of Bukhara was finally deposed when the Red Army conquered Bukhara. From exile in Afghanistan, the Emir directed the Bokhara Basmachi movement, supported by the angry populace and clergy. Fighters operated on behalf of the Emir and were under the command of Ibrahim Bey, a tribal leader. Basmachi forces operated with success in both Khiva and Bokhara for an extended period. The insurgency also began spreading to Kazakhstan, as well as the Tajik and Turkmen lands
(Wiki).


Emir Sayeed Alim Khan of Bukhara (1880–1944), the last Emir of Bukhara


Ibrahim Bey



Bokhara Basmachi



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Re: Setting Jhamjarhistan Ablaze!
« Reply #35 on: March 10, 2021, 12:59:47 PM »
Wonderful stuff Snapcase.  I await the inevitable "Things are getting sticky in Jhamjarh" headline with bated breath.  :D

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Re: Setting Jhamjarhistan Ablaze!
« Reply #36 on: March 10, 2021, 01:47:07 PM »
Wonderful stuff Snapcase.  I await the inevitable "Things are getting sticky in Jhamjarh" headline with bated breath.  :D

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"Things are getting sticky in Jhamjarh"
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Thanks, trev. I will be using that one, marvellous!   ;)

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Re: Setting Jhamjarhistan Ablaze!
« Reply #37 on: March 10, 2021, 03:27:42 PM »
The Teşkilât-ı Mahsusa are the Ottoman imperial government's special forces unit under the War Department. They are my Turkish Secret Police. I have no idea how they fit into the story yet!


Onbaşı Bid Onee-Bey, Yüzbaşı Sanfran Cisko-Bey (undercover department), Astsubay Kıdemli Üstçavuş Guan Than Amo-Bey, Tuğgeneral Moor Kamb-Bey, Çavuş Botan ee-Bey, Binbaşı Toki oh-Bey

That's enough beys, I'll get my coat!

*Apologies in advance for the awful puns.
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Re: Setting Jhamjarhistan Ablaze!
« Reply #38 on: March 10, 2021, 05:03:21 PM »
They are a splendid group - you’ve gone above and beyond there, Snapcase....And the names...! I haven’t got 'em all yet but suffice it to say that you’re talent in names far surpasses your skill as a chariot driver... ;)

Doug

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Re: Setting Jhamjarhistan Ablaze!
« Reply #39 on: March 11, 2021, 12:06:20 AM »
The names set the stage for a FUN game! I want a seat at this table...what are we drinking?

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Re: Setting Jhamjarhistan Ablaze!
« Reply #40 on: March 11, 2021, 07:54:29 AM »
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you’re talent in names far surpasses your skill as a chariot driver

...best not mention the chariot driving, although I do like a good whipping!

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I want a seat at this table...what are we drinking?

You are very welcome, we'll start with a pre-dinner cocktail or two, red and white wine with dinner, followed by port, brandy and cigars after the ladies have withdrawn.

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Re: Setting Jhamjarhistan Ablaze!
« Reply #41 on: March 11, 2021, 01:42:12 PM »
Congratulations, you have cracked on with something that I have held in a planning, holding pattern for far too long!
'So do all who see such times. But that is not for us to decide. All we have to decide is what to do with the time that we are given.'

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Re: Setting Jhamjarhistan Ablaze!
« Reply #42 on: March 12, 2021, 11:33:36 AM »
Thanks, joroas. I've had some of these figures for a very long time and not painted them. So, Covid restrictions seemed like a good time to paint some figures I already owned, rather than my usual habit of constantly buying more!   ;)

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Re: Setting Jhamjarhistan Ablaze!
« Reply #43 on: March 12, 2021, 06:57:23 PM »
Same here, my only thought was to situ the mythical country near Syria so that the French were the adversaries, but close enough to use Turks, Egyptians, Sudanese and Afghans.
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Re: Setting Jhamjarhistan Ablaze!
« Reply #44 on: March 12, 2021, 08:20:01 PM »
Same here, my only thought was to situ the mythical country near Syria so that the French were the adversaries, but close enough to use Turks, Egyptians, Sudanese and Afghans.

That sounds really interesting; GET ON WITH IT....! :D

Doug

 

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