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This blog presents my different wargames armies, after action reports, campaigns which I have run, some scenarios and a presentation of some of the different rules I play. The pages at the top of the blog contain historical information on the periods that interest me. They are an aid to my poor memory, and not in any way exhaustive nor necessarily correct. As I am an Englishman living in France, some pages are in English and others in French...sorry, I am too lazy to translate...

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vendredi 13 juillet 2018

Bakovbiyondville

J'ai profité d'une journée de repos pour sortir ma ville du Sinkiang Chinois de ses cartons, tout étaler et prendre quelques photos  : )

Pour situer, la population ouighour musulmane est majoritaire dans le Sinkiang (du moins, à l'époque qui nous intéresse), mais la région appartient politiquement à la Chine.  D'où son autre appellation de "Turkestan Chinois".

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I had a day off work today, which I used to unpack my Chinese Turkestan town for the Back of Beyond period, and take a few photos !

The Uighurs were the main ethnic group in this region in the early 20th century, but it belonged to China.  Which explains the mix of architectural styles.

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Vu d'ensemble / Bird's eye view

Le quartier chinois / The Chinese quarter

Le vieux marché aujourd'hui délabré / A once splendid but now run-down market

Le quartier musulman / The Muslim quarter 

Le tombeau d'un héros de l'Islam / A Muslim hero's tomb

C'est d'ailleurs un peu impropre de parler de "quartier musulman" parce qu'une bonne partie de la population chinoise du Sinkiang, appelée les Huis, était musulman aussi.

Dividing the town into a "Chinese" and a "Muslim" sector is somewhat misleading, as a reasonably large part of the Chinese community of this region were Muslims.  They were called Hui by their Han cousins.

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