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.

Tuesday, October 15, 2013


I'm happy to report the day has arrived: I've completed the last rocky wood-chip hill required for my Charasiab lay-out, and perhaps the last such hill I'll ever build for my Afghan War/NWF gaming purposes.  As usual, I took a ton of Work-In-progress pics, but work at the work-place continues to be insane, and I just got done with that for today, and it's now coming up on 2:00am Pacific Time, so I'm just going to put up a handful of celebratory pics showing the finished product, which I actually completed yesterday, which was also my wife's birthday.  I honestly did a good job organizing the family celebration, in addition to finishing the paint job on this giant hill.  I'm happy to report my wife enjoyed her birthday a great deal -- and was even a bit impressed with the hill.

Occupied by a pair of Afghan regular artillery batteries -- 6 guns with 4 crewmen each -- and a host of Tribal riflemen...

Slightly closer view of the same...


  1. great work a stunning bit of terrain.
    Peace James

  2. Thank you, James, Phil, and Simon, I do appreciate you guys taking the time to post your comments! Hopefully I'll have a bunch more pics of this hill posted soon...

  3. Really nice hill, sir. Fantastic work!