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, July 29, 2010

Afghan Regular Art. & Inf. enter the battlefield...

Here are some more of my photographer neighbor's pics.

The first focuses on the red-coated, Turcoman-hat wearing Heratis in the back, with red-coated, black turban wearing mutineers from the Wali's army out in front of them...

The second shows massed Kabuli (including one unit of "Highland Guard" who in all likelihood were not actually present at the battle but look too good to leave off the table) and Herati Infantry regiments, as well as the Wali's mutineers, moving South from the North-East corner of the table, where they entered the game, with 2 of their 4 three-gun batteries of Regular Artillery out in front.

The last shows just the brown-coated Kabulis, while what I believe are the lethal battery of 3 Armstrong RBLs out in front, opening up on the British guns to the South, which remain out of range for returning effective counter-battery fire at the Afghans (long range for the British guns was 48", while for the Armstrong battery it was 60"). During the course of the game, as in the real battle, the Afghan artillery in general and the Armstrong battery in particular, rained death and destruction on the British lines.


  1. Thanks very much, Larry! Hope to have a bunch more photos posted soon, along with a full After Action Report.

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