lunes, 25 de noviembre de 2013


Yes, I know this picture is not based in the Third Afghan War, but it is also Afghanistan in another conflict that interest me a lot.
It has been a lot of time now since I played my last game of "Skirmish Sangin", and I´m thinking about to re-take this project, puting it here, in this blog, while I wait for the British figures from Empress Miniatures for my Third Afghan War (I have heard they are coming...).

"Skirmish Sangin" is a game for a very small skirmish; you can play a really interesting game with no more than five figures per side. On the other hand, all the rulebook is based in the Afghan conflict.

This is the game table of the Radio Dishdash staff, the authors of the ruleset; very nice, and you don´t need more terrain for a good game.

These are my USMC troops from Eureka Miniatures. Both of them were ALL my troops in a game (and they won!).

An some their opponents in that game; Insurgent fighters also from Eureka Miniatures.
I have put a link to the Skirmish Sangin blog in the left side of this blog; it is a really interesting game with very good rules.

And about my original project? I´m reading another rulebook for the Third Afghan War, "Setting the East Ablaze", which sounds very interesting and not too complex for the games I expect to play (someday!). I´m also following with great interest a new white metal figures company, Studio Siberia. Its owner is a very nice chap, and there are really interesting figures in his catalogue:

lunes, 11 de noviembre de 2013

Remembrance Day

Today is Remembrance Day in the Commonwealth countries, a day in which they remember and honour the members of their armed forces died in action since the Great War. This day is observed on 11 November because on that date, in 1918, ended the First World War, at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month.
The red poppy is the emblem of Remembrance Day due to the poem "In Flanders Fields" and its brilliant red colour is a very appropiate symbol of the blood spilled in that war.
I was present at the small Remembrance Day ceremony that took part, on November 2009, in Kabul International Airport, and it was for me a really touching experience. In my own country, the dead in action are respected in an almost private way, by their families or by their military units, because it is cool for our "cultured" castes to see all our wars as dirty affairs, so there is not a Remembrance Day for them.
All my respect to you and to them.

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