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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP05 Oct 2019 9:08 p.m. PST






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Oberlindes Sol LIC Supporting Member of TMP05 Oct 2019 11:32 p.m. PST

For we have the Maxim gun, and they have not.

Was Kipling writing about these battles? I don't recall. I do recall wiping out the Mahdi's forces with my boat-mounted Maxim guns when I played a hex-map-and-counters version of this scenario a long time ago.

Mad Guru Supporting Member of TMP06 Oct 2019 2:59 a.m. PST

That particular quote isn't Kipling, it's by the Anglo-French author, Hilaire Belloc:

'Whatever happens, we have got
The Maxim gun, and they have not.'

But Kipling did write about the Sudan. Two titles jump to mind: his novel, "The Light That Failed," and his poem,"Fuzzy Wuzzy," which begins with these other famous lines, at least among the colonial minded:

WE 'VE fought with many men acrost the seas,
An' some of 'em was brave an' some was not,
The Paythan an' the Zulu an' Burmese;
But the Fuzzy was the finest o' the lot.

Durban Gamer06 Oct 2019 4:32 a.m. PST

What superb figures!

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP06 Oct 2019 3:53 p.m. PST

Happy you like them my friend!. (smile)


Henry Martini06 Oct 2019 4:06 p.m. PST

Why are all the imperial figures based like skirmishers/irregulars?

Oberlindes Sol LIC Supporting Member of TMP07 Oct 2019 9:33 p.m. PST

Thanks, Mad Guru! I had forgotten all about Belloc!

Mad Guru Supporting Member of TMP07 Oct 2019 11:05 p.m. PST

You are most welcome, Oberlindes! Happy to be of service!

Col Durnford Supporting Member of TMP10 Oct 2019 8:29 a.m. PST

Great looking table and figures.

von Schwartz10 Oct 2019 6:17 p.m. PST

Wasn't Belloc the bad guy in "Raiders of the Lost Ark"?

Nick Pasha10 Oct 2019 7:30 p.m. PST

name is spelled Belloq. Pronounced Bellosh by Sullah. Indy pronounces it Bellock.

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