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, July 29, 2011

RHA limber team & Afghan regulars - hi-res pics

Took some pics to try out a new camera. I think they turned out pretty well...

(please click on any to blow them up to full-size)

NOTE: The mounted gunnery officer is an Empress Miniatures Anglo-Zulu War artillery battery commander, as seen here:

(click on pic to see it full size)

And available here: LINK


  1. This is great stuff...will be trying to copy (hope you don't mind) your idea and produce the same in 20mm plastic...

    Now to the drawing board...

  2. Hi Duncan,

    Thanks for taking the time to leave a comment, it's always appreciated, even more so when it's as enthusiastically positive as yours! Please, by all means go forth and copy as much as you can! I'm happy and proud to help a little bit in encouraging others to model the late 19th Century Afghan regular army, be it in metal or plastic.

    Please stop by to let me know when you've got some Afghan regulars posted on your blog. In the meantime I'll start visiting to check out some of the other variations of 20mm plastic colonial miniature goodness you've got going.

    I haven't thought about it in a very long time but the very first colonial miniatures I ever painted were my own conversions of plastic HO Airfix WWI German Infantry painted up as red-coated Brits in foreign service helmets, and ACW troops converted into Egyptian Infantry for the battle of Tel el Kebir. I started on that project and then Mike's Models came out with their range of 15mm metal Zulu War and Sudan Campaign colonials, and I switched from HO plastic figures to 15mm metal ones.

  3. Hi,

    I realise that this is quite an old post (by Blogging standards!) but hopefully you will notice my question my friend(?).

    Is the Artillery limber etc a Foundry model or something else?