Last weekend myself, Andrew Parr, Tim Bell, Richard Bell and Victor Perry got dusty out in the Sudan. The game was we played was ruffly based on the Battle of Ginnis in fact it was so ruff that the only resemblance was the opposing sides and that it was the last time the British Army would were their beloved 'Red Coats' into battle. Rules played were that of Andrew Parr's Fortune & Glory Supplement for 'Other Wars'. This was the first time he had used the rules for the Sudan and they seemed to flow quite well, however a few little changes were made through out the game. The figures displayed were once from Scott Robertson's great collection (he is soon to re-build another) and are now residing in my collection. Scott painted about 90% of the figures you see and had done a fantastic job...love the Sudan period...don't why but it has an attraction I can not explain??? Anyway going back to Andrew's rules the games was played with about 1000pts per side with the objectives being the three water well/oasis placed along the centre line of the battlefield. Each sides objective was to control at least two of the wells. For the British all went well and we carved up great holes in the Mahdi's battle lines. However in the second last turn our flank was turned when to units of camels appeared on our undefended rear. Two companies of my British Red Coats were killed to the last man. Maybe next time I will have my revenge??
And such smart lines....should of been in square!!!
Tough Hadendowah warriors made up 1/3 of the army
Like grains in the sand they just keep on coming........
Holed your fire boys until you see the whits of the eyes......
Ah my Navel Brigade unfortunately I brought these guys on a little too late in the battle. However they did manage to mow down a desperate cavalry charge by some Dervishers.
Re-enforcements at last...but were only able to stem the Mahdi advance in the centre.. the flanks were soon to be lost.
This Egyptian detachment fought surprising well. The fought off on attack then were forced back themselves. Only to recover and defeat more attacks on the crumbling left flank.
Not a good image to see at the rear of your formation and coming out of the dust were quite a surprise to the two British Companies on my left flank.