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Offline Dining Room Battles

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Arithmetic on The Frontier
« on: May 21, 2022, 01:04:08 PM »


A little Kipling to start your day . . .

A great and glorious thing it is
  To learn, for seven years or so,
The Lord knows what of that and this,
  Ere reckoned fit to face the foe
The flying bullet down the Pass,
That whistles clear: "All flesh is grass."




http://toysoldiersanddiningroombattles.blogspot.com/2022/05/arithmetic-on-frontier.html

Offline MaleGriffin

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Re: Arithmetic on The Frontier
« Reply #1 on: May 21, 2022, 03:51:52 PM »
Lovely figures! Thank you for sharing!
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Re: Arithmetic on The Frontier
« Reply #2 on: May 21, 2022, 11:31:36 PM »


A little Kipling to start your day . . .

A great and glorious thing it is
  To learn, for seven years or so,
The Lord knows what of that and this,
  Ere reckoned fit to face the foe
The flying bullet down the Pass,
That whistles clear: "All flesh is grass."




http://toysoldiersanddiningroombattles.blogspot.com/2022/05/arithmetic-on-frontier.html

Very nice pictures and setting...which Indian Pioners unit is the one of the second photo?..i suppose is a real one

Offline Dining Room Battles

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Re: Arithmetic on The Frontier
« Reply #3 on: May 22, 2022, 02:08:00 PM »
They are the 1st Madras Pioneers; an infantry unit trained in engineering tasks.

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Re: Arithmetic on The Frontier
« Reply #4 on: May 22, 2022, 11:57:06 PM »
thanks very much for your kind, excellent visual and written info..i made mine out of Sikh type infantry with kurta and big turban without khulla ..totally wrong choice  :'( :'(..very nice touch also the pugaree on officer's cork helmet

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Re: Arithmetic on The Frontier
« Reply #5 on: May 23, 2022, 08:18:47 AM »
The headgear on those pioneers is really striking. A little contrast from all the khaki goes a long way.





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Re: Arithmetic on The Frontier
« Reply #6 on: May 23, 2022, 08:49:18 AM »
thanks very much for your kind, excellent visual and written info..i made mine out of Sikh type infantry with kurta and big turban without khulla ..totally wrong choice  :'( :'(..very nice touch also the pugaree on officer's cork helmet

Don't worry , there were Sikhs Pioneers as well.
ciao

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Re: Arithmetic on The Frontier
« Reply #7 on: May 23, 2022, 09:14:57 AM »


As you can see a couple of Sikhs pioneers in this beautiful drawing.

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Re: Arithmetic on The Frontier
« Reply #8 on: May 23, 2022, 05:23:22 PM »
Looks great.

Offline giorgio

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Re: Arithmetic on The Frontier
« Reply #9 on: May 24, 2022, 10:18:13 AM »
thanks very much for your kind, excellent visual and written info..i made mine out of Sikh type infantry with kurta and big turban without khulla ..totally wrong choice  :'( :'(..very nice touch also the pugaree on officer's cork helmet

Hi Italwars, if you want Sikh pioneer you could make them as 34th, but I admit that these Madras turbans are very nice!
 

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Re: Arithmetic on The Frontier
« Reply #10 on: May 24, 2022, 10:43:08 PM »
Inspiring work as always, Neil, thanks for sharing!

Meanwhile... Giorgio, for an Evil Khan, you are so helpful!  You have even inspired me to add my own two-pence AKA: 32 anas, re: the legendary 23rd Sikh Pioneers...



« Last Edit: May 25, 2022, 07:51:56 AM by Mad Guru »
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Offline italwars

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Re: Arithmetic on The Frontier
« Reply #11 on: May 25, 2022, 11:25:05 AM »
Also those pioneers are nice and certainly are a good option..but i prefer the first ones with blue/re turban and kullah...the idea is always to try to add a colorful turban to the indian miniatures units..well i had some doubts about historically authenticity of the sikh  pink turbans  as depicted on Wargame Foundry catalogues :)

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Re: Arithmetic on The Frontier
« Reply #12 on: May 26, 2022, 06:20:28 AM »
Also those pioneers are nice and certainly are a good option..but i prefer the first ones with blue/re turban and kullah...the idea is always to try to add a colorful turban to the indian miniatures units..well i had some doubts about historically authenticity of the sikh  pink turbans  as depicted on Wargame Foundry catalogues :)
I agree. In my undefeatable army ( ;)) I have 34th Pioneer all khaki, 14th Ferezepore red, 15th Ludhiana red&yellow. Another interesting option Rattray's with white/blu. Umra Khan has a very nice one. But I see no opprtunity for Sikh pioneers other than Khaki. Also Mad Guru's picture is confirming that and when I say Mad Guru...well Ethan is the LAW  lol

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Re: Arithmetic on The Frontier
« Reply #13 on: June 06, 2022, 04:21:10 PM »
All are looking really good!
Neil

 

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