This weekend saw a run down to Newark and the Hammerhead show where I had booked a decent sized table - and a few people had asked for game with the Sudan toys , thanks Kev and Andy for the laugh , so too to Roy who ably assisted with set up, help, and overseeing the mayhem you did a great job.
|A sight to cheer the heart of any colonial gamer!|
I ran a scenario based on the last battle we fought - El Teb , but it was beefed up a bit in terms of troops and with some unit stats tweaked as well .
|Set up - now where are those pesky Fuzzy Wuzzies|
|The column sets off - well apart from the cavalry didn't..|
|Burnaby led RMLI to deal with the guns on the hill - finding angry Fuzzies in the wadi too|
|The Black Watch deploy into line to face of a fearsome charge|
|More Mahdists started to appear across the battlefield|
|Burnaby leads the way - into the guns lads.|
|The British right flank is bogged down|
|Having dealt with the gunners the RMLI form square to keep the camels troops at bay|
|The British right finally gets it full firepower deployed|
|The 19th Hussar , bloodied but successful see off the leading beggara cavalry|
The large mahdist rub finally falters and disperses , giving the British enough time to get into a proper brigade square just as the large reinforcements arrive...its full blown rapid fire time!
The Brits were bloodied ,The Black Watch had fought 3 tough melees being outnumbered 2 to 1 before succumbing . The RMLI fought like lions , cutting through the mahdist line , destroying two large warbands, and the guns before holding solidly in the midst of the mahdist line . it was a close run thing!
I had a lot of interest from people in the figures and terrain , so really good chats . A great day out.