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If you fancy gaming periods off the beaten track then this is the place for you.
I am a regular member of The Wyvern Wargamers, formerly The Evesham Wargames Club drawing gamers from Worcester, Redditch, Kidderminster, Cheltenham and Stratford.
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Sunday, February 02, 2014
Copplestone Castings - Chinese Armed Bandits - The Honghuzi.. Part 2
It's been one of those weeks on the work front, out before it's light and home when it's dark at least Saturday saw some valuable painting time.
Back in May I painted up a unit of Honghuzi or Chinese Bandits for the RJW project, I had a bunch of these from a back of
beyond project that never took off, having completed some Russian Cossacks, the Japanese are in need of some mounted reinforcements.
During the Russo-Japanese War, the Honghuzi took advantage of the
conflict to carry out attacks against Russian forces at any time there were upwards of 10,000 bandits operating in
Manchurian area, led by
Japanese officers in the pay of Japan, but could easily be paid off to fight for the Russians should he tie of war change.
The book pile is looking a little thin, so perfect timing, a vivid retelling of the Battle of Waterloo, based on unpublished soldiers’ written accounts and the story of William Siborne, an officer who
wanted to capture the moment of victory by making the perfect model. Thanks again Phil.