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If you fancy gaming periods off the beaten track then this is the place for you.
I am a regular member of The Wyvern Wargamers, formerly The Evesham Wargames Club drawing gamers from Worcester, Redditch, Kidderminster, Cheltenham and Stratford.
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Friday, March 29, 2013
Chinese Imperial Army in the Russo Japanese War.
One of the interesting facts of the Russo-Japanese War was that it was
fought neither on Russian nor Japanese soil and whilst nearly forgotten
if you ask gamer of early twentieth-century wars it could be argued
that it set up the power
balance in the East leading to the Pacific War in WW2 but also was the blue print for modern warfare in
Whilst I wait for my latest reinforcements from Tsuba Miniatures, I thought I would clear up a few items off the painting table, I have a section of Imperial Chinese from Redoubt Enterprises which have been hanging around for several years, which I thought they would make an interesting addition to the RJW collection and future scenario's.
Redoubt are one of these companies that if you looking for that special casting or that model that is slightly off the beaten track, plus you
can still buy single figures rather than blisters were there is always one pose you are not quite happy with.
The Chinese Army took NO formal part in the RJW but there are numerous mentions of Chinese regulars being used to protect the railway lines from Chinese Honghuzi bandits so I can envisage several scenario's for the boys in blue....
Chatting through this point on the on the RJW Yahoo Group, for those with an eye for the larger games, when the War began the Chinese moved the Wu Wei Tso-dsun Army under General Ma to the inner border.
The army consisted of:
Sixteen battalions of Infantry (7,500 men)
Five squadrons of cavalry (900 men)
Three sections of artillery 1, 100 men, I am assuming 6 guns)