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Clearing the Kyber Pass – 2nd Afghan War

Last night myself and Brian Buskell played a small colonial game set somewhere during the 2nd Afghan War. The rules we used were a set written by Andrew Parr, which is still in the play testing stage. However the rules did flow very easily and allowed for a quick and very enjoyable game.

The rule set allows you to role to pick your scenario, which for Brian and myself was ‘Contested Ground’. This meant that we both had to place two objective markers down on each others side of the table, have units in reserve and also units for flank marching. The terrain is meant to be placed down after the scenario is picked, but I just simply set the table up prior the game so that it look pretty.

The collections of figures pictured come from my own collection, Brian’s collection and the Afghans from Leroy Simpson’s collection. 

Basic view of the table – the roads are just pored on sand and small rocks. Harder to clean up after a game but looks good.

Brian Buskell’s latest addition to his collection – two units of Gurkha’s, which are a mix of Old Glory and Foundry figures. 

Their main mission was to capture the small village in the far ground.

Gurkha’s capture the village and rout a unit of Afghans

Another look at Brian’s Afghans – the officer is scratch built by Brian.

Bengal Lancers charge and crush the Afghan Highlanders

Those damn Gurkha’s are at it again causing havoc


15 thoughts on “Clearing the Kyber Pass – 2nd Afghan War”

  1. I love the look of your colonial games. The basing looks just like what I use for my own rules, Battles for Empire.

    Keep those inspirational images coming!

  2. Thanks for the comments Guys, she was a cracker of a game. The Colonial period can be quite fun and a good change from the mainstream gaming periods.

    Thanks again


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