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, January 3, 2020

Vauban F&IW scenic views

HAPPY NEW YEAR to one and all!

I've been busy over the Holidays, with family, work, and... YES, hobby stuff.  All the hobby stuff has been more work on the Vauban fortress as well as a good amount of SIEGE WORKS to go with it -- or more accurately, against it.  I'm preparing another post on the siege works, but in the meantime I hope you enjoy these 100 or so pics showcasing scenic views in and around the fortress:


  1. Great glamour shots! It's great to see the grand painting job hit the table in such a fabulous fashion.

  2. Great stuff

    French Wargame Holidays

  3. Thanks very much for the comments you guys! After better part of 2 years unable to post here on my own blog, I just solved the problem, so I'm happy to be able to say THANK YOU! ...and also I should now be able to visit fellow bloggers and leave some comments for them too! Oh the excitement!!!

    1. Wow, how annoying has that been? Welcome back to the ranks of the commentary!

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