Indian Mutiny / First Indian War of Independence Project

Started by paulr, 05 July 2022, 01:01:31 AM

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Techno 3

I'll do this later

hammurabi70

Great looking bases!  I have two kinds of grass flock and one snow flock.  Is there sand flock or how do you do the bases?

Steve J


DecemDave

Truly great pair of armies there for the table.  Presumably the model of the residency is in hand.

But who will be comfortable taking the side of the exploitative colonial oppressors ruthlessly thwarting the just actions of the freedom loving independence fighters?   :d  :d


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pierre the shy

Quote from: DecemDave on 10 March 2023, 11:25:36 AMTruly great pair of armies there for the table.  Presumably the model of the residency is in hand.

But who will be comfortable taking the side of the exploitative colonial oppressors ruthlessly thwarting the just actions of the freedom loving independence fighters?   :d  :d

We have recently played one "actual" game with these guys using Paul's V&B wing scale rule adaptation.

Fantastic game both visually and playing wise. A couple of us played the Indians while Paul ran most of the EIC troops.

In the end the drilled EIC troops, most with rifled muskets, inflicted a lot of casualties on the more numerous but overall less formally organised Indian foot. However the EIC cavalry was put under severe pressure by the Indian cavalry and we concluded that both sides would probably withdraw to regroup. Neither sides still intact brigades could take much more before reaching their respective army collapse levels.

A good days gaming.

   
Though much is taken, much abides; and though
we are not now that strength which in old days
moved earth and heaven, that which we are, we are.

d_Guy

Very impressive to see them all shoulder to shoulder, stirrup to stirrup in review, Paul. The Punjabi horse particularly standout (I think that's who they are). What little I know of the events is from the memoirs of one Sir Harry Flashman, VC, a decidedly partisan account. Glad that they have now been exercised and thanks for that account, Peter.
Encumbered by Idjits, we pressed on

paulr

QuoteGreat looking bases!  I have two kinds of grass flock and one snow flock.  Is there sand flock or how do you do the bases?

I paint the bases and figure bases using an appropriately coloured paint from the local DIY store. Then use a mix of filler (spackle), paint and PVA (white glue) to make a paste and coat the base. The figure bases are covered in PVA before they are placed in the paste on the base. The paste is then blended with the figure bases. Finally, the base is dipped in a mix of sand flocks.

After leaving them to dry, at least overnight, I use PVA and flock to touch up any small areas that need it.
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paulr

QuoteTruly great pair of armies there for the table.  Presumably the model of the residency is in hand.

But who will be comfortable taking the side of the exploitative colonial oppressors ruthlessly thwarting the just actions of the freedom loving independence fighters?  :d  :d

I haven't started on the Residency or the rest of Lucknow yet  X_X

Unfortunately, there were more than enough atrocities on all sides of this conflict
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