Category Archives: Modern

The Muj of Sariya Ba

Hot off the press is Peter Pig’s new set of Vietnam rules “The Men of Company B.” I thought I’d get a copy to see if they’d work for the Soviet-Afghan war, hence the strange title of this post. More … Continue reading

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The Battle of Aumar-i-Sharif

An AK47 Republic Game All was not well in the United Republic of Dafuqistan. The Arab Spring had inspired demonstrations against the authoritarian government, which had responded with a brutal crackdown on all dissent. Peaceful protest rapidly escalated into armed … Continue reading

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The Battle of Argulbargulabad.

An AK47 Republic game. All was not well in the Islamic Republic of Dafuqistan.  Some years earlier, the fundamentalist Mudarisun had been ousted by a Western intervention force. A new government was selected from the hotels of Dubai, Ankara and … Continue reading

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THE BATTLE OF ERAT. (An AK47 Republic game).

All was not well in the Islamic Emirate of Dafuqistan. The Islamist government of the Mudarisun  struggled to exert power beyond their southern heartland and the capital, Kaboom (background of the Mudarisun is covered in the previous article here). Following … Continue reading

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Building an Insurgency part 3

Part 3. More figures and inevitable mission creep. Some more manufacturers to consider for Taliban: ^Flashpoint Taliban Flashpoint Miniatures. These figures are really nice, the detail is a bit fine but they certainly paint up well. They only do the … Continue reading

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PK Republic

Or AK47 Republic in Central/South Asia. We eventually got around to playing our first game of AK47 Republic (the 2009edition) albeit moved from its usual setting in 70’s Africa to an 80-90’s setting eerily similar to Afghanistan. So, here’s what … Continue reading

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Building an Insurgency, part two.

Part Two: Terrain and Buildings. Having sourced a pool of figures for the Taliban, and talked someone into painting some Americans, the next step was to construct some 15mm scale buildings. While googling pictures of Afghan buildings, I came across … Continue reading

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