Above is a pic of Lt. Colonel James Galbraith, Regimental Colour in hand, alongside Bobbie the regimental dog and some of the other "Last Eleven" survivors of the 66th (Berkshire) Regiment, making their last stand in one of the walled gardens just South of Khig village, a few miles West of the Afghan town of Maiwand.
Friday, February 17, 2012
Colonial Barracks: NAMING NAMES...
Long ago, in the dim ages, I promised to list the exceptionally fine group of players who fought Maiwand Saturday out across the table in New Orleans. Recently, while unpacking books here in the new house, I found the list with their names on it, so without further ado, here goes:
BRITISH C-IN-C/INFANTRY C.O. - Jeff Baumal
BRITISH CAVALRY C.O. - Skylar Reiff
BRITISH BAGGAGE GUARD C.O. - Jim Flanagan
AFGHAN C-IN-C - Chick Lewis
AFGHAN SUB-COMMANDER #1 - Donna Reeves
AFGHAN SUB-COMMANDER #2 - James Zizo
AFGHAN SUB-COMMANDER #3 - Robert Clark
AFGHAN SUB-COMMANDER #4 - Bill Hamilton
AFGHAN SUB-COMMANDER #5 - Dean Emmerson
AFGHAN SUB-COMMANDER #6 - Henry Coll
AFGHAN SUB-COMMANDER #7 - Chris Penney
ADDITIONAL AFGHAN SUB-COMMANDER - Nick Zizo
Jeff and the Zizos (father & son) came out from Florida, while Jim, Chris, and a couple of the other Afghan commanders flew down together from Maine. IMHO a finer collection of miniature wargamers would be impossible to find. They all tried hard to win, while simulaneously exhibiting honorable conduct, good-natured comraderie, and a generous spirit. Collectively they made all the effort to get the terrain and troops from LA to New Orleans worth while. My son and I really had a blast. Thanks guys -- and thank you, Donna!