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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 ó
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 ó
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

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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.

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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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