Colonel Sir Robert Warburton, KCIE, CSI.
14th Sikhs on the Punjab.
The Khan of Lalpura, the leading Mohmand chief, and, at his right shoulder, seated behind the rock, the British political officer in the Khyber, Captain (later Colonel Sir) Robert Warburton.
In the British Empire, a Political Officer or Political Agent was an officer of the imperial civil administration, as opposed to the military administration, usually operating outside imperial territory. The title was particularly attached to a government official acting as a political adviser to the ruler of one of the princely states in pre-independence South Asia, though it could also designate a kind of special envoy or ambassador (e.g. "Political Officer to Afghanistan").
Colonels Warburton and Armstrong discuss the situation on the frontier with rumors of Russian spies in the hills with the tribal nations.
Colonel Warburton speaks softly but he does carry a very big gun.
On 1 January 1890, in recognition of his services, he was created C.S.I.. In 1893, he was nominated to the brevet rank of colonel.
Colonel Warburton chats amiably with Coira Armstrong.
Fighting Value: +2
Shooting Value: +2
Talents: Leadership +3 (With Native Troops or Tribesman), Leadership +1 Inspirational, Fearless, Intuitive, Stealthy, Tough
Basic Equipment: Lined Coat (8), pistol (+1 SV), military rifle (-1 Pluck, +3 SV) and sword (-1 Pluck, +2 FV)
Cost: 59 points
Moving on to the next tribal area. Figure from the Artizan Designs Afghan Characters. He will also be used as a Tribal leader in The Men Who Would be Kings.
Special Thanks to Gordon Richards for the inspiration for the Political Officer. Visit his great blog at I have wrought my simple plan . . .