|THE best film on the Sudan Wars...|
We've been watching films again. The 1939 version of The Four Feathers, fantastic... SO! Inspiration for another game, coupled with 'Touching History' Issue 3. It has a great article on the Sudan War, The Battle at the Well of Hasheen. We used KISR's De Bellis Colonial rules, Amy took the Heroic Brits & I the Devilish Dervish.
To add spice to the game, we used 'The Glorious Defence or Die' extra rules. This means the game lasts 16 turns, the natives receive extra forces & you fight to the last man... simples!
|Touching History - Issue 3 http://battlesinminiature.blogspot.com/2011/05/order-wargames-special-pdf.html|
|The Heroic British|
A 12 point Army, The Egyptians & Navy Boys were classed as poor, half point each.
1 General & 1 Hero...
Reinforcements... 2 Cavalry units. Check each turn, on a roll of double 1 or 6.
|Boo Hiss Boo Dervish|
24 points, 4 Shooters, 14 Natives, 6 Cavalry.
|The Zariba & the village...|
|Sneaky Dervish Shooters|
|War cry of the Dervish....|
|Dervish attack from the East|
|In range of the Gatling....|
|Amy shifts the Gardiner Gun....|
|Speed is the key before those bullets count...|
|The shooters move towards the Gardiner Gun|
|In full swing now..|
|Oh NO! The British Gatling Gun is a gonner...|
|The Dervishes are swarming the Zariba.|
|The Navy boys are spot on.|
|The Navy boys move across, only to be wiped out...|
|The Gardiner is warming up...|
|Poor PiPs for the Dervish & they are left standing still..|
|More British Firepower...|
|Turn 6 - The Dervish are moving again...|
|Amy just keeps knocking them back...|
|The Mountain Gun is destroyed!|
|Amy's hooping out loud!|
|Come on the Dervish Camels...|
|HA! The Gardiner Gun comes up short...|
|Casualties are heavy for both sides...|
|'Hero' Captain Durrance is daydreaming.|
|Still knocking them Dervishes dead...|
|Amy's Highlanders are doing the biz.....|
|Dervish Camel power...!|
|Oh... The Dervish are slowly turning it around...|
|Battle overview.. Could the Dervish take the Zariba?|
|The Egyptians have done well.|
|Still knocking 'em back, but the Dervish have broke through the Zariba on the other side.|
|Amy's howling... Come on, can I make this one count..?|
|The troops bite the dust & Durrance pegs it.|
|I'm running out of Dervish foot troops....|
|Ha! Haa! HA!!|
|Carry on Up the Khyber moment... Amy's in stitches!|
|It's been a bloodbath...|
|Cue the bagpipes....|
|1 Dervish Infantry left..... I've had enough. Game over the Brits take the day...|
What a bloodbath! Amy's victorious & the British Flag flies over Hasheen. Where did it go wrong for the Dervish? Probably turns 3 - 5, PiPs were awful & the entire Dervish Army just seemed to stand there & be shot to bits! SPEED SPEED SPEED, to win with the Natives you need to go hand to hand... Great game again.
|oh shut up...|