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.

Thursday, October 17, 2013


Just a quick post for a handful of more pics, showing a mix of Sikhs, Punjabis, and 72nd Highlanders, in the midst of attacking my ultimate rocky wood-chip hill...


  1. It is a really big hill...

    Very nice figures too.

  2. dam you I do not have the time to be painting my NWF figures yet... I may have to stop looking in on your blog your great figures and terrain are making it hard for me to resist the call of those Foundry NWF figures in the lead pile.
    Peace James

  3. Hahaha...

    Thank you for your comment, Juan, and to James... well, it's been a very, VERY long day for me, on several fronts -- not the least of which was the tragic elimination of my beloved city's baseball team from the playoffs, earlier this evening -- but I'm happy to report that reading your comment just moments ago, put a very big SMILE on my face! Thank you for that, my friend -- and as far as seeing the figures and terrain here on my blog forcing you to finally paint your own Foundry NWF figures... should this come to pass I shall feel GREAT PRIDE INDEED! They are some of the finest figures ever sold by Wargames Foundry, and in my own humble opinion most definitely DESERVE to be painted!!! So what are you waiting for, James??? An order from the Queen-Empress...? Or perhaps from the Amir Ayub Khan... or The Mad Mullah...? Pick up a brush, MAN, and END the futile resistance!

  4. Great looking pictures, a very nice work!

  5. Looks terrific Ethan that last pic is fantastic really gives the impression of great heights with the figures in the distance at the base of the hill.

  6. A great setting for showing off your superb collection of figures and terrain. 10/10.

  7. Simply inspirational, I never tire of seeing these lovely miniatures and terrain.

  8. Fantastic hill I know how those fellows feel trying to scale the bugger....it is not fun at all.

  9. Wow, a nice surprise to find a bunch more comments here upon my return from... being distracted by family and work!

    THANK YOU again for being considerate enough to spend the time leaving remarks, as always they are very much appreciated!

    I've actually done another coat of dry-brushing since posting these pics, and am happy to report I'm pretty happy with the results. I was feeling the "super-max" hill was simply too dark in comparison with my terrain boards and other hills, so it was worth spending a bit more time to get it to match a bit better. I also discovered a smallish imperfection in a somewhat prominant spot on the first rocky contour, which I'm now in the midst of repairing. If I'm lucky I'll manage to fix this one spot and get it painted to blend in with its surroundings by the end of this week. If I can manage that I'll post some pics of the "new & improved" version of the hill.

    Then it's on to completing several very modest sized, single contour, low sandy hills, and a "bespoke" road network to wind its way between them and the rocky heights, linking the villages of Hinduki and Khairabad with the North edge of the town of Charasiab itself.

    Vinnie -- you have their sympathy, and mine as well!

  10. wow,, its really a big hill...great work done.... well done....