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M C MonkeyDew06 Jun 2017 7:21 a.m. PST

Or it's not a rip off, it's an 'omage


Ever since long ago having seen a photo of Airfix 8th Army fighting Bedouin, playing the role of Pathans, in an old Featherstone book I have been…obsessed.

Colour photos and a bit of text at:

Thanks for stopping by!


Legion 406 Jun 2017 7:33 a.m. PST

Neat !!!!

Personal logo Nashville Supporting Member of TMP06 Jun 2017 8:26 a.m. PST

I recall the photo.. Can you scan the original and put it up for us. ?

M C MonkeyDew06 Jun 2017 9:01 a.m. PST


Unfortunately all I have is this low res jpg.

Personal logo Nashville Supporting Member of TMP06 Jun 2017 12:17 p.m. PST

It is as I remember it . thanks

M C MonkeyDew06 Jun 2017 12:24 p.m. PST

You are welcome! Wish I had a sharper image. Great book.

Tiberius06 Jun 2017 3:14 p.m. PST

Thank you, I remember the photo

Marc the plastics fan11 Jun 2017 11:30 a.m. PST

That's the one. We used the insert from an electric fire (fake logs etc) as our Indian mutiny "mountains"

jambo112 Jun 2017 9:28 a.m. PST

Nice one Bob, and a nice touche with the " Rogipoos"

Part time gamer23 Aug 2017 10:10 p.m. PST

Great pics and I hope that you can get back to gaming soon as well.
Like you, "real life" is really bogging me down as well.
To paraphrase an ancient thought:
"The soul is willing, but the ability to focus just isn't there these days."

Personal logo Bobgnar Supporting Member of TMP28 Aug 2017 11:05 a.m. PST

I think that this is the original article in wargamers newsletter about that battle.
PDF link

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