Friday, 17 September 2021

On to Kimberley

 Following the Battle of Belmont the British continue their advance to relieve Kimberley.

Lord Methuen's column continues north along the route of the railway line towards Kimberley. 9th Brigade are in the lead with flanking cover provided by the 9th Lancers.
"I say Colville old chap, your Guards can take the day off after the terrific show yesterday!"
"Yes Sir, we need some time to lick our wounds."

"Featherstonehaugh's 9th Brigade chaps should easily brush off any Boers we encounter although I doubt very much they'll make a showing again this side of Kimberley!"
"I'm sure your right Sir."

The sailors from HMS Doris are glad to be in the advance guard having missed the action at Belmont. Captain Prothero is in full Naval Dress in the best traditions of the service with a conspicuous shiny scabbard and pistol, he can't understand why those scruffy army officers have ditched there swords and taken up rifles like mere rankers!

Next up will be the Battle of Graspan.

14 comments:

  1. Those Jolly Jack Tars look the business !

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  2. Guards! Eugh! Don't lick it!

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  3. The men are in fine spirit, I see no cause for concern. What could possibly go wrong Carruthers?

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  4. Distinctive Jacklex figures, well painted and based.

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    1. Thanks for that, I must say that the Jacklex figures have really grown on me during this project and Mark runs a great service!

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  5. Well done here IAN- photos are terrific!

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    1. I had fun setting up the photos as it all adds to the build up for the game!

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  6. BTW I can't see any guns - surely they've learnt the lesson by now?

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    1. Don’t worry, its just that I don’t have any limbers for the photos!

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  7. Captain Prothero better hope that there are no Boer sharpshooters in the vicinity! He makes a perfect target.

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  8. Right, the lads are up to speed now, one more victory should end it....

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