Situation: Rescue Party Two Days Later
Location: High Mountain Pass And Valley Below
Quiet Now. Look to Your Front
And Double Click Your Images
Mountain Pass Two Days From The Imperial Camp
Private Thornton: "All clear Sergeant."
Sgt. Davies: "Right. Bring the column forward."
Native: "Ram-ram, bhai." (Hello brother)."
Privates Thornton and Jones ride forward to investigate followed by....
Native: "My name is Aacharappan from the poor village of Bhouratabad."
Davies: "Out for a stroll?"
Aacharappan: "No bhai. My malik (headman) sent us to beg of the Barra-Sahib (great man) Pettygree for help. KHAN destroyed our village not five days ago."
Davies: "Did he have British captives with 'im?"
Village Of Bhouratabad In The Valley Below
The destroyed village and The Rescue Column. Why did KHAN do this?
Move OUT! There's Not A Moment To Lose!
Blast That KHAN!
Blast That KHAN!
The Imperials moves out an hour later. Village survivors watch them leave. Some....
Accompany the Imperials as guides and methinks more.
Others move silently through a forest -- we know not where or why.
Officer: "Bring our guest forward, Vladimir."
Trooper: "Da Colonel."
1. Miniature Building Authority structures often may be dismantled as shown.
2. 10th Hussars artfully painted by John Preece.
3. Natives skillfully painted by Reinforcements By Post (not the pink-turbaned chap.)
4. Native language taken from Flashman In The Great Game by George MacDonald Fraser, 1989 edition.
5. Comments as always welcome below. Click on Comments, if you please.
I must confess "Quiet now, look to your front and double click your images" had me laughing out loud in the pub.
I recently found your blog and read through your adventures in several days. I very much enjoy the pictures and story you've created. However, my favorite part is your use of scenary and terrain it add so much of an immersive feel to your story. Im looking forward to futher develpments!
I suspect that those Russians had vile Stagonian ancestors.
At least the Japanese will destroy the Russian fleets within a half-dozen years.
Wonderful images (as always), sir.
Brilliant Brilliant !!!
This is right up my street :-)
A continuing story with colonial types..excellent. I tried something like this, but itt was only small episode in the Life of Major brashford and Lt. Tompkins...
This I shall watch with great interest..
Excellent as ever. Nice scenes.
I'm running out of superlatives I think, as once again I find myself delighted by the terrain and figures and absorbed in the story.
Thank you Bill for another fine instalment.
Brilliant stuff, Bill... each episode is much appreciated in this quarter of wargaming land...
Squibzy says: You never fail to entertain and illuminate, good Sir!
I read a forum-comment from some young cad that he thought the lack of scenic bases on some troops a poor thing... Not at all! Follow the tale, enjoy the scenery, feel the suspense growing inside your stomach, imagine the probabilities & outcomes... Superb, Bill, as always!
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