Sunday, 10 April 2016

The Khyber Rifles Frontier Force and The Shangri-La Fusiliers for In Her Majesty's Name

The Indian Extraordinary Force

The return of the Thugs with their fanatical devotion to Kali, a growing rebel movement amongst the warriors of the Sikh Khalsa, a number of devious and sinister maharajahs, the increasing activity of Russian agents amongst the Pathan tribesmen of the North-West Frontier...these are just some of the problems facing the British Army in India.

In response, the British Army has set up The Indian Extraordinary Force (IEF) under the maverick Colonel Julius Fox MC. Armed and equipped with the best that the Indian Army can provide, the special units under its command often operate for weeks or even months at a time with little or no support and so the sort of men who join them tend to be the toughest, most self-reliant and independent of soldiers.

The Khyber Rifles




Pluck FV SV Speed Cost Talents Equipment
Major Lord Buckley




3+ +2 +3 0 45 Leadership +2
Duellist (Pistol)
Erudite Wit
Inspirational
Lined Coat (8)
Pistol (+1 SV)


Major Mackenzie
(Political Officer)
3+ +2 +2 +1 50 Leadership +1
Fearless
Intuitive
Stealthy
Tough
Lined Coat (8)
Pistol (+1 SV)
Sword (-1 Pluck, +2 FV)
Ali Khan
(Pathan Guide)
4+ +4 +1 +1 40 Beserker
Fearless
Stealthy
Lined Robes (8)
Sword (-1 Pluck, +2 FV)
C/Sgt Fraser 4+ +2 +2 0 34 Leadership +1
Bayonet Drill
Tough
Skirmisher
Lined Coat (8)
Military Rifle (-1 Pluck, +3 SV)
Rifle & Bayonet (-1 Pluck, +3 FV)
Rifleman 5+ +2 +2 0 24 Bayonet Drill
Skirmisher
Lined Coat (8)
Military Rifle (-1 Pluck, +3 SV)
Rifle & Bayonet (-1 Pluck, +3 FV)
Sapper 5+ +2 +2 0 15 Engineer Lined Coat (8)
Pistol (+1 SV)
Field Surgeon 4+ +1 +1 +1 16 Medic Lined Coat (8)
Pistol (+1 SV)

Lord Buckley with his trusted Pathan Guide, Ali Khan.
Major Mackenzie, Politcal officer.
The Khyber Rifles.

The Shangri-La Fusiliers




Pluck FV SV Speed Cost Talents Equipment
Sgt 'Danny' Dravot


3+ +3 +3 0 37 Leadership +2
Duellist (Sword)
Brigandine (9)
Sword (-1 Pluck, +2 FV)
Sgt 'Peachy' Carnehan 3+ +3 +3 0 41 Leadership +1
Bayonet Drill
Marksman
Brigandine (9)
Military Rifle (-1 Pluck, +3 SV)
Rifle & Bayonet (-1 Pluck, +3 FV)
Sgt Billy Fish 4+ +3 +2 +1 27 Fearless Lined Coat (8)
Khukri (-1 Pluck, +1 FV)
Rifleman 5+ +2 +2 0 24 Bayonet Drill
Skirmisher
Lined Coat (8)
Military Rifle (-1 Pluck, +3 SV)
Rifle & Bayonet (-1 Pluck, +3 FV)
Ghurka NCO 4+ +2 +2 0 24 Leadership +1 Lined Coat (8)
Military Rifle (-1 Pluck, +3 SV)
Khukri (-1 Pluck, +1 FV)
Ghurka Private 5+ +2 +2 0 19

Lined Coat (8)
Military Rifle (-1 Pluck, +3 SV)
Khukri (-1 Pluck, +1 FV)
Sapper 5+ +2 +2 0 15 Engineer Lined Coat (8)
Pistol (+1 SV)
Field Surgeon 4+ +1 +1 +1 16 Medic Lined Coat (8)
Pistol (+1 SV)

Billy Fish, Danny Dravot and Peachy Carnehan.
For those who are interested, I've uploaded a PDF of the Companies to Google Drive here and Dropbox here

I should also point out that I've borrowed liberally from The Shangri-La Fusiliers on p.28 of Sleeping Dragon, Rising Sun for In Her Majesty's Name but have made various changes and additions to better suit  my minis and games. 

The figures were all painted for me by the inimitable Matt Slade of Glenbrook Games