The 40mm Begovian (Ottoman style) army has been growing slowly, 2 units of infantry now finished to go with the artillery and a few singly based figures. ...
Friday, November 21, 2008
Arab Revolt(s) Perfect Storm
I guess I got the bug. I swore I wouldn't run Lawrence of Arabia games; I've had Brigade & Battle Honors Bedouin figures sitting around for awhile, but I always intended to use them as Turkish allies (Shaiba 1915, Arabistan 1915, Ctesiphon 1915, Sinai 1915-1916). Now with the Artizan/Brigade Games Arab Revolt range coming out and Osprey's Arab Revolt title being released I just had to read up on Lawrence's adventures. So I pulled out Setting The Desert on Fire by James Barr and have been glued to it. Almost all the figures I have will work with this sideshow and it'll give me an excuse to paint up more Gurkhas. The second problem is that I have been reading this paper from the Strategic Studies Institute about the Iraqi revolt of 1920 (http://www.strategicstudiesinstitute.army.mil/pdffiles/pub592.pdf) and it's fascinating. Isolated outposts maintained by Air resupply, flying columns escorting trains through the desert, desperate ambushes... all the stuff of good gaming. So I'll be painting more Bedouins.