a game by the South London Warlords at Salute Zero Four
Salute Zero Four, we ran the Back of Beyond game.
It is set in Turkistan during 1919, with the new Communist government trying to re-gain the control they lost during the revolution; stirring up the Afghans to invade British-held Northern India, whilst all the time completely underestimating the local Muslims, who under various leaders, including Enver Pasha of WW1 fame, conducted several wars against the Bolsheviks which did not fully come to an end until the 1930's. Mongolia, which was under Chinese rule, suffered horribly at the hands of the "Mad Baron", von Ungern-Sternberg (White Russian), who after capturing the capital city, Urga, went on to invade Soviet Russia, but was beaten back and finally destroyed.
Below are some pictures of the figures used. All are painted by club member Chris Thompson, all photography by John Treadaway. For the rest of Chris's article click here for the pdf file
|Back of Beyond - Salute Zero Four|