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Offline JBaumal

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Re: "Never trust anyone on the Frontier" an ...epic NWF Campaign
« Reply #750 on: February 28, 2023, 04:10:41 AM »
Holy S$&/?! Bob, this sounds like the preamble for an awesome scenario!

Offline giorgio

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Re: "Never trust anyone on the Frontier" an ...epic NWF Campaign
« Reply #751 on: February 28, 2023, 10:35:43 AM »
Holy Ciorba! Rumanians on the Grim!!! That sounds very intriguing!!! Can't wait for next episode...

Offline CapnJim

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Re: "Never trust anyone on the Frontier" an ...epic NWF Campaign
« Reply #752 on: February 28, 2023, 05:07:23 PM »
Holy S$&/?! Bob, this sounds like the preamble for an awesome scenario!

That's kinda what I was thinkin'....
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Re: "Never trust anyone on the Frontier" an ...epic NWF Campaign
« Reply #753 on: March 01, 2023, 07:19:58 PM »


John Bartholomew has been mapping Central Asia for the past four years. He has been given a detachment of the 51st King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry for protection and assistance. While heading east long the Gilgit river valley he encountered Kelly’s Indian Brigade. He informed Kelly that the town of Mastuj was occupied by troops of an unknown origin. He hadn’t passed close enough to determine who they were, but they were not British. Kelly asked Bartholomew if he and the detachment would return to Mastuj with him. Kelly said that he could use the extra man-power in case of a hostile encounter at Mastuj. Kelly felt he could trust the small contingent of the 51st in action more that he could his Indian troops. Bartholomew reluctantly agreed.

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« Last Edit: March 01, 2023, 11:05:48 PM by Rhingyll »

Offline JBaumal

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Re: "Never trust anyone on the Frontier" an ...epic NWF Campaign
« Reply #754 on: March 02, 2023, 02:42:20 PM »
Hmmmm, who could these troops be, French, Germans, or even Russians perhaps??? This recon to Mastuj could turn ugly, even create an international incident?

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Re: "Never trust anyone on the Frontier" an ...epic NWF Campaign
« Reply #755 on: March 04, 2023, 01:14:07 AM »
After his brief meeting with John Bartholomew, the cartographer, Colonel Kelly and his brigade continue their journey along the Gilgit river valley towards Mastuj.





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Offline Umra Khan

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Re: "Never trust anyone on the Frontier" an ...epic NWF Campaign
« Reply #756 on: March 06, 2023, 08:41:29 AM »
Great and intriguing post Rhingyll .
John Bartholomew the famous  Scottish cartographer and geographer, a must for our campaign !

Offline CapnJim

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Re: "Never trust anyone on the Frontier" an ...epic NWF Campaign
« Reply #757 on: March 07, 2023, 01:38:21 AM »
After his brief meeting with John Bartholomew, the cartographer, Colonel Kelly and his brigade continue their journey along the Gilgit river valley towards Mastuj.

Oh, I'm sure they'll be fine.  What could possibly happen?   8)

Offline JBaumal

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Re: "Never trust anyone on the Frontier" an ...epic NWF Campaign
« Reply #758 on: March 14, 2023, 01:42:34 PM »
I love that terrain and background. They compliment your beautiful minis!

Yeah, what could possibly go wrong …. ;)

Offline Rhingyll

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Re: "Never trust anyone on the Frontier" an ...epic NWF Campaign
« Reply #759 on: March 16, 2023, 07:50:08 PM »
Colonel James "Long Nose" Kelly leading his brigade yet onward along the Gilgit River Valley to the besieged Fort at Chitral. Getting closer to Mastuj wih every step.

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Re: "Never trust anyone on the Frontier" an ...epic NWF Campaign
« Reply #760 on: March 16, 2023, 07:51:39 PM »

Offline giorgio

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Re: "Never trust anyone on the Frontier" an ...epic NWF Campaign
« Reply #761 on: March 17, 2023, 10:51:03 AM »
In the Sher Khan’s camp
A little house in the surroundings of a miserable village is the site chosen by Sher Khan to call a Jirga with his Khans.

“So you fool son after destroying the Ferenghees column, instead of pursuing them up to conquering Shewa pitchfork, you decided to come here to spread the news of your victory and you have lost a unique opportunity to open the road to Kuki Khel units creating a large army and spreading our power up to Waziri’s borders.”

“Well father, this is not how I was expecting to be received after MY triumph, and anyway we are still in time to march on Shewa and retake it!”

“We have to run because Anglez communicate very quickly and probably reinforcement are already marching to sustain the defensors!”

But we can anticipate them! We’ll rally all available warriors and join your brother Wali Khan and Hasan Khan to complete the work. Storming Shewa will mean also capturing the engineers teams that are used by Anglez for quick communications”
Sher Khan with his son Bajadur, the veteran Ghazi of Kabir Khan and the veteran fierce warriors of Gurjas Khan all survived at Shewa battle, where they witnessed the ignominious rout by Bajadur, two cavalry units: Afridi under Imran Khan and Wardak under Harinder Khan,sent by Umra himself to Hasan Khan to enforce his influence in the Jirga, Narinder Khan with his ghazi and Yah Khan with his fierce warriors.
They will join the winners of Biland Kher Battle: Bajadur’s unit, Wali Khan, Hasan Khan, Abhisheck Khan and Gobind Khan.

Sher Khan has under his control following units: 2 irregulars, 2 ghazi, 2 tribal cavalry, 1 artillery, 4 tribal for a total of 144 miniatures!
After taking Shewa the road for Spinwam will be free and with that his power will shadow even Umra’s one!
But a new character is leading the Raj reinforcement: Robert Fulisham nicknamed mule speed for his prudence!

Allison has rallied all the available units in Shewa: his highlander and Lone’s guides, reinforced by a Baluchi unit under Lt Goosebad, terrific in melee; and they are waiting to be joined by the winners of Gumatti: Hunters with his Northumberand, Rowles’ Gourkha, Mack Maxim unit and the gallant Desmoyne’s Poona, who won the battle of Shewa.
Furthermore Col “mule speed” Fulisham is arrived to coordinate the force, adding a unit of reliable  14th Sikh Ferozepore under capt. Victor Hurt, a fine swordsman.

The pictures of the battle were taken by Mariolino Ledru, the young cousin of the photographer who participated few years later at Adua battle. Unfortunately, also he lost all the material during the battle… a family tradition!

And what a battle: 48 points each side, the greatest ever played in this campaign with TMWWBK rules. Of course it will be played at Garibaldi, the club in Genoa for the discerning wargamer!

Offline CPT Shanks

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Re: "Never trust anyone on the Frontier" an ...epic NWF Campaign
« Reply #762 on: March 20, 2023, 05:46:37 AM »
Despatches Abbottabad
Attn: Major Rory "Young Bob" Hill
You will depart Abbottabad with two troops of the 13th Peshawar Lancers and two companies of the 13th POW Fusiliers in order to reinforce Gilgit. At Oghi Fort second one company of the King's Royal Rifles. Patrol up the Kunhar River to Chilās where you are to cross the Indus and  rendezvous with a pundit in the village of Dusi. From there patrol through the pass directly to Gilgit.
The pundit has information relating to a small force of Russians that have been conducting reconnaissance of the area. If you encounter them do not engage them. Note their location, strength, and dispositions and report them back via heliograph. Again do not engage and spark a diplomatic incident.
« Last Edit: April 23, 2023, 06:53:25 AM by CPT Shanks »
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Offline MaleGriffin

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Re: "Never trust anyone on the Frontier" an ...epic NWF Campaign
« Reply #763 on: March 20, 2023, 02:20:42 PM »
I LOVE this thread! Please keep doing what you're doing!
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Offline JBaumal

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Re: "Never trust anyone on the Frontier" an ...epic NWF Campaign
« Reply #764 on: March 21, 2023, 12:50:16 AM »
Excellent stuff gentlemen! I must get off my arse and upload my AAR from my AO, Chitral Territory. I can’t wait to see how your battles turned out.

 

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