"Army" is perhaps an exaggeration for this particular force as it was yet another project that never really came to fruition, though I'm pretty sure that others had forces to add to my own puny effort.
Nevertheless many small-scale engagements were fought mostly to "The Sword and the Flame" rules (an excellent set of rules and still going strong after more than twenty years - Edit there is talk of a 40th Anniversary Edition).
The more observant amongst you will realise that they are for the Indian Mutiny, but the whereabouts of the single artillery piece I had for this force is a mystery.
(Note: The anachronistic two dozen infantry from the Zulu war in the foreground are merely stored here and should be ignored)
|Close up view from the above (with unpainted gunners!)|
|The civilians (bit obvious really)|
|Mutineers and regulars Indian allies,|
|Civilians and bandits etc.|
As previously mentioned, not much of a army (less than 200 figures total!) but twenty of the figures have seen service in Jimland as soldiers and slavers (and a Missionary!).
|Pony Wars event cards|
I haven't been completely idle in other matters, having been sparked by memories of past Pony Wars games, I dug around for my set of rules and the various charts and QRSs that accompany them; my task was, I am pleased to say fruitful as I also came across a set of yellowed event cards that I had forgotten about. The ones I originally used were all hand-written on very small pieces of card. I photocopied the cards and laminated them to preserve them further and of course if I ever get the urge to play another game then they'll be cut out !
That's it then for yet another week , one in which my spirits have had a nostalgic lift.
A period I've always liked but never dipped the toe!ReplyDelete
It's probably one of the most underated colonial gaems I revkon, but it has a lot going for it imo.Delete
Enjoying this series of "Forgotten Armies" Joe.ReplyDelete
Thanks you MJT, I can't say it's tru;y original as I got the idea from another blogger that was showing of armies that were in use.Delete
They might be my favourite yet Joe.ReplyDelete
Thanks Michael. small but well forned forces eh ?Delete
Another great lot of figures Joe :)ReplyDelete
Thanks frank, but did you notice all the unpainted ones ?Delete
You know the saying Joe, when you have all your models painted you die, so always better to leave one or two undone :)Delete
Thabks for that Frank, but by that logic, no wargamer will ever die.Delete
Nice niche army! I'm also enjoying your current series of posts!ReplyDelete
Thanks Iain, I do agree about it being a niche army, but if there were a blockbuster film made of the mutiny or one of the Manufacturers produced bioxes of plastics.Delete
More nice fruits of your labors, Zab.ReplyDelete
Thanks Jay, I'm sure that many of us have mant unseen 'treasures'.Delete
Always good to see some old armies. (these do not disappoint)ReplyDelete
Thanks Clint, I can think of a few armies that I once owned that I'd rather no-one saw!Delete