Saturday, 5 September 2009

Indian Mutiny 1 - Save the Ghurkas

"Save the Ghurkas!" but Joanna Lumley is nowhere in sight this time....
http://www.gurkhajustice.org.uk/

The first battle in our Indian Mutiny Campaign. The Rebellion is in full swing, the loyal Ghurka troops at Rangapore have been besieged by the Mutineers. Two British columns set off to relieve the Garrison.

We added a few extra elements to the Army listings for each side. The British must reach the Garrison before the two Ghurka elements are destroyed by the Mutineers.


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The Battlefield

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Colonel Scott's Column

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General Smythe-Bingly's Column

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The poor hapless Ghurkas ready to face their doom.

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The road to Rangapore....

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"ATTACK!" Jack in charge of the Mutineers, doesn't waste any time.

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Those nasty Indian's are waiting in an Ambush.

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Initial firepower forces out one Ghurka element.

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"BOOM" The Indian guns ring out.

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With lightning speed the Mutineers close in...

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The 2nd Relief Force is now under attack.

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Back under cover...

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The Light Dragoons are deployed to deal with the Mutineers.

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The Mutineers storm Rangapore!!

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It's mixed results, one attack is repulsed, whilst the other Ghurka
unit is cut to bits.

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"OH NO", I've completely understimated the Indian's, this might not be pretty.

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Light Dragoons versus Indian Light Horse.

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"OH NO" again, the Loyalist Light Horse are destroyed.

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Back go the Light Dragoons, it's turning out to be 'one of them' games.

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"RaHoo!" The British Rifles get stuck in....

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But the Indian's get one back.

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Nice view of the First Column's struggle.

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The Ghurka Jaegers start taking pot shots.

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Loyal Indian troops battle it out on the other flank.

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It's getting better, the British Cavalry all get stuck in.

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Back go the naughty Mutineer's.

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Jack gets ready to attack the Ghurka's again.

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Craftily, Jack withdraws his Indians, they've done their job.

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The First Column is off on the road again.

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More casualties for the Mutineer's.

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...and again.

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"Disaster!" the Light Dragoons are destroyed....

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The Brits carry out some target practice on the Indian's.

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"HA HA" The Heavy Dragoons get ready to charge...

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Rangapore is still a long way away.....

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The British guns find their range.

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Jack senses an opportunity.

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Indian troops square up to each other....

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Jack launches everything at the Ghurka's.

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"NO! NO! NO!" Rangapore has fallen.....

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The British Rifles take out the Light Horse.


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In go the heavies......

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Another Indian casualty.

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On your way my son...

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With that the battle ends.....

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Well, that's a victory for the Indians, even though they suffered a lot of casualties,
Rangapore has been captured. The lines are drawn though, our next game will give the British Army the chance to re-take Rangapore.



4 comments:

Steve Turner said...

Great battle! I enjoyed it right to the end.
You've done it again Mr F., an action to "save the Gurkhas" just when I'm starting to paint up a few companies of the fellows myself.
I can't remember if I've already asked, but what scale are your figures? (25/28mm?) and from where did you get your buildings? Did you make them yourself? They are super and add a real colonial "feel" to your table.

Steve.

mrfarrow2u said...

Cheers Steve, the figures are all 15mm. The buildings we got off EBay, but I remember the seller said they were from Essex.

All the Best
MrF

mrfarrow2u said...

I should add, they are the resin types & they were dead easy to paint.

Steve Turner said...

Thanks for the info Mr F. It's most enlightening.
I've checked the Essex website but all I can see is a line of 15mm scale buildings made by "Hovels". I'm not sure if Essex make their own middle east/indian type buildings, I'll have to ask.
I already have a few 6mm scale "Hovels" (18th Century) so I'll probably purchase some of their 15mm middle eastern stuff as well.
Thanks again for the details, and whatever you do, don't let that mutiny succeed!

Steve.
I'll be back.