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.

Monday, October 25, 2010

PACIFICON cont'd (25/25)

I do believe a fun time was had by all present on both sides of the table, though as I said earlier, perhaps a bit more fun for myself and my two fellow British players!

Hearty thanks and sincere compliments to NICK STERN, a great friend and thoughtful game-master and to his equally thoughtful and extremely charming partner in miniature crime, BOB ABRA. They made our 13-hour round-trip drive from LA to Santa Clara and back a no-brainer.

In the aftermath of the hard-fought but unexpected British victory, the mini Maiwand Lion -- patterned after the monument in Forbury Gardens, Reading, in Berkshire County, UK -- was set down to mark the achievement...

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