The occasional exploits of Brigadier 'Tubby' Bykleigh and the Rhanzlistan Field Force

Friday, 27 December 2013

Air Support for the RFF

When the 2014 Campaigning season gets underway here in GHQ, the Rhanzlistan Field Force will have some added air support in the form of an Airco A10. Obviously very obsolete by the 1920's, but then Rhanzlistan is a bit of a backwater and is hardly likely to make the RAF's list of priorities for new aircraft after all! A couple of shots of the plane in the 'skies' over my tabletop battlefield ~

The plane will be in the safe hands of Captain Bicclesworth, DFC & bar, veteran Ace of many encounters with von Rhobinsaan's Flying Circus over the Western Front in the Great War ~

Look out for his exploits in the air over Rhanzlistan {and on the ground} in 2014! Happy New Year to you all!

Wednesday, 11 December 2013

The Loyal Tandooris...

...have been posted to Rhanzlistan for the 2014 Campaigning Season. Having made their name in countless actions against Chief Bykelezi in Darkest Africa and the 'Barmy Bykli' in the Sudan, the Loyal Tandooris have now been posted to support the Rhanzlistan Field Force under the command of Brigadier 'Tubby' Bykleigh.
The commanding Officer of the regiment. Lt Col Whyte, and his aide, Major Thomas ~

'A' company , commanded by Captain, the Hon, William Watkiss ~

'B' Company, commanded by Lt Norris, a short officer with a giant heart ~

With the exception of Lt Norris, commanding 'B' Company {who is a Pulp Miniatures figure from the British Officers set} the figures are all from Copplestone Miniatures' fine, if small range for WWI/the Back of Beyond. The range of Indian troops is partially incomplete, lacking Lewis gunners and a command for the Punjabi machine gun team. Sadly I doubt there is much prospect of any new figures in the range, it seems to me that he has at least partly retired!
The RFF project has almost run its course now. I plan to add some Brigade Games Indian cavalry, Aston's Scouts in the new year and perhaps either a second mountain gun or perhaps a battery of 13lb quick fire guns. I have a WWI limber set from Foundry which I could convert with some Gripping Beast/ Woodbine heads if I choose the latter option.
Whatever the outcome, I look forward to more gripping adventures and resounding triumpha for the RFF in 2014!