Sunday saw us out early to set up for another dusting on the Sudan. This time I had another new mat I had made up by Tinywargames. A 12 x 6 mat with a mix of desert and arid design. We were also giving a home brew set of rules using bits from others , and using a chunk of the Victorian Steel rules as well - I am getting near the simplest set I can for these big games.
We were running a scenario similar to the last one the involved the train, balloon , engineers etc , but I rotated in some units that have note much game time recently. This would see the Camel Corps added to the mix and the 19th Hussars.
|the full table laid out|
|The main camp|
|Where did the Fuzzy Wuzzys come from , as they surprised the construction crew|
|the Camel Corp find marksmen appearing in the rocks and wadi|
|Baggara cavalry move onto the plain|
|The surveyors decide to try and make it back to camp , the Yorks and Lancs deploy to protect them|
|Burnaby , leads two companies of Scots Guards out of the camp to try and meet them|
|A horde of Beja decent on the camel corps position.. hmmm those dismounted camels look vulnerable|
|Beja have the survey party in their sights .. but the Bengal Lancers are to hand|
|More Beja appear on the other side of camp|
|The 19th Hussar try to relieve the press and clear the Beja camels .. but the fighting is getting desperate in the village|
|The Beja storm the walls , forcing the camel corps to fall back, some units are overwhelmed by the spearman|
|Yet more Bagarra drive to cut the Camel Corp off from help|
|Who will get to the camp first the Beja or the engineers?|
|Indian army battalion arrive to back up the engineer stragglers|
|The Guard Camel regiment is routed and the village falls, the Australian artillery is about to be crushed too...|
Drums can be heard beating across the battlefield !! what was going on...
|Major Kitchener heads to the camp with vital "intelligence"|