Tuesday, April 10, 2012

The Sword and the Flame

After a long break, and much time trying to get my old Blog working, I'm going to focus my efforts on this new blog. Eventually I will try to load the old galleries.

Meanwhile, what's new?

Well the Second Afghan War for one. I'm going to take the liberty of directing the reader to Jeff Lower's article in his own blog which tells the tale of the building and gaming of our group's first Colonial units and skirmish game.


On the British/Indian side was one tough platoon of Sikh's, painted for me by Carl Robson. The native Pathan tribesmen were painted by Jeff, Will and myself over two Saturday's recently.

We all feel that the the venerable Sword and the Flame rules are a great way of gaming this period. More units of British and Indian troops will arrive shortly.

Perry's Sudan War Sikh's painted as 45th (Rattray's) Sikhs

Rattray's victorious!

I would like to thank Ethan "Mad Guru" Reiff for not only providing the original inspiration by putting on "Maiwand Day" at the Muzeo last year, but also providing numerous helpful pieces of advise to get us from a very minimal understanding of the period, to being really hooked!


  1. Thanks very much for the kudos, Michael! Your 45th Sikhs are gorgeous, and I'm very happy to have taken even the slightest part in nudging you and your friends deeper into Colonial gaming in general and the Second Afghan War in particular!

  2. This is an original period! Painting is really great...