domingo, 29 de septiembre de 2013

Yes, "Chain of Command" in Waziristan

Bengal Sapper and Miners bastion in Sherpur cantonment, Kabul, Second Afghan War
Yes, the picture is about the Second Afghan War, but I like it a lot.

About this entry, I have, finally, written a pair of Army Lists for the Third Afghan War to use with my new rulebook, "Chain of Command". I have read some very interesting AAR´s in different blogs that are not based in the WWII, and I have seen that the rules works very well. So I have prepared a List for the British Indian Army and another for the Afghan Forces.

Empress Miniatures Afghan Tribesmen
First one, the Afghan Forces. I have written a list to use with the Afghan regular troops and also the tribesmen. I have used the information I have and, also, a pair of Army Lists for the Spanish Civil War there are in the Too Fat Lardies Yahoo Group. They are very useful for anyone interested in the first months of that conflict. 

Woodbine Design Miniatures Indian Troops
Second one, the British Indian Army List. I have also used some ideas from those Spanish Civil War lists. I think this list is very useful to represent small patrols or garrisons.

Both lists are, in this moment, "work in progress", but I expect to use them as soon as I have some more Indian models. I don´t like these from Woodbine, and I´m awaiting the new models from Empress, but, probably, I will buy another section from Woodbine, to have a solid patrol, at least.

On the other hand, I am reading a new book about this war:


A very nice book, really, really useful for me.Highly recomendable, IMHO.




7 comentarios:

  1. Estupendas noticias, mis veteranos de Palestina está listos para pacificar Afganistán...

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  2. Interesting idea, I particularly like the Foreign Advisor rule.

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    1. Thank you a lot. I was thinking in anyone of the British, German or White Russian adventurers I have in my cabin...

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  3. Juan, if you don't like the Woodbine Design Hindu infantry that much, and don't want to wait for Empress to get around to releasing their own (which I'm guessing won't be for some time, since hopefully they'll release some more needed Afghan regular army c.1919 figures first!) you may want to check out Copplestone Castings version of the same troop types, if you haven't already -- which come to think of it, you probably have. The Copplestone figures have a different "feel" to them, though to be honest I think I prefer the Woodbine Design versions you already painted up. In case you're not familiar with the range, the Copplestone Castings are in their "Back of Beyond" range, and they have Muslim and Sikh infantry, as well as Gurkhas.

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    1. Thank you, sir. I like a lot the Copplestone Castings models; in fact, I think I´m one of the first that bough the "Back of Beyond" figures! I have painted those Sikhs and Muslims for a friend of me, and they are really nice, but they have not variety in their posses. So, in the end, I think I´m going to paint more Woodbine models...

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  4. I can't seem to find those Woodbine Indian Army figures anywhere. You gents have any suggestions where I can track them down? Are they OOP?

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    1. Hello.
      They are in the Gripping Beast catalogue: "Word War 1 in the East, Indian Army".

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