|Major Kitchener found the camp commander, with news the Mahdi had been sighted to the North of the camp !!|
|The ladies that have been with the Camel Corps had escaped along with the wounded and had raced back to the zariba|
|with the sound of drums beating a host of Mahdists appeared ...|
|make ready lads!|
|At the village the Camel Corps remnants are forced out , the Australian gunners are cut down to man , but sell themselves dearly.|
|The Australian gunners are cut down to a man - they sell themselves dearly|
|The Camel corps camels are captured ...|
|A huge force heads across the wadi toward the Naval Brigade and the Royal Irish Fusiliers|
As the sailors crank the handles on their MG's , nothing happens... that damned sand has caused them both to jam ....a roll of "snake eyes" for each one... ouch - it would be left to the infantry and their bayonets by the look of it
|Its "mad minute" time behind the zariba - they drop swathes of the fanatics . One MG stutters into life at short range , a royal engineer officer had been on hand with his wd40!|
|The horde pushed on by the Mahdi crash into the zariba ... would the line hold...|
The sailors and the Royal Irish threw everything at them - despite being outnumbered they held the line - great dice roll from Martin hitting with every single melee dice - It was desperate stuff.
The melee continued..
|The Mahdist continue to press - but their ranks are thinning..|
Half of the Naval Brigade fall as casualties , but they refuse to give ground... men of iron! There will be medals aplenty here.
|The 15th Sikhs had double marched around and deployed into line pouring fire into the Mahdist flanks..|
|The Mahdist begin to melt...|
|The Mahdi decides its time to leave with his bodyguards... live to fight another day...|
It was a cracking game - a real spectacle - I had about 2/3rds of my total Mahdist forces on the table at one point . The game was played in great spirit by the guys. I was pleased with knock up rules overall - the core bits from Victorian Steel worked well for firing and melee. I am looking forward to next run out. There will be much mourning in the clubs of London.. the Guards Camel Regt have been wiped out.. anyone want to buy some camels ? One careless owner?
And the loot I hear you say?
|ponds for the 10mm stuff|
|Clump foliage to make load of 10mm hedges|
|Some ready made walled fields for the 10mm|
|and a clue to a future project - some cracking pulp miniatures|