Friday, January 4, 2013

Washing of the Spears - Anglo Zulu Game



This morning myself, Jeff and Peter played for the first time a cool little game from the Anglo-Zulu War of 1879. We played tested the Zulu Army list from Andrew Parr's, Colonial adapted, Fortune & Glory rules and for a basic warrior army - no cavalry, no artillery or shooters (as I have not painted them yet - little slack) the Zulus, even though they did not win, put up a very determined fight.



A good army selection you are able to use is the 'Horns of the Bull' which allows the Zulu to flank march on both flanks, this selection not only looks good during the game it will also keep you opponents forces tided down as he is not quite sure when that other attack will come, so can not risk the movement of troops.


For the British the best option is to keep your troops in a tight formation and do not spread them to far apart, fore as soon as the are isolated and without supporting troops, they will be swallowed up by the Zulu horde.


Our game played really well, Jeff keep his troops close, but Peter attacked on both flanks and keep the British on the back foot right to the last turn. In the end however the Zulus were finally beaten by superior firepower but not without inflicting some serious causalities on the 'Thin Red Line'.


The figures are a collection of Warlord Games, Wargames Factory and Black Tree Design. The Zulus have been painted by a number of different painters, however the British were painted by Leroy Simpson.





12 comments:

Paul of the Man Cave said...

Lovely looking game!

Are you coming to Cancon by any chance? Would love to meet up for a brew if you are!

Rodger said...

Wonderful photos Vinnie! Great looking game!

BigRedBat said...

Some lovely looking minis, there!

A J said...

Nice looking set-up there!

fireymonkeyboy said...

That looks ace.

Wargame News and Terrain Blog, said...

Nice write-up, pictures and miniatures! Thanks for sharing these epic tabletop battles!

Cheers

Scott MacPhee said...

That's a great looking game.

DeanM said...

Fantastic looking game! The figures, terrain and photography first class. Best, Dean

Willie Anderson said...

Great looking game Vinnie!

Cyrus said...

Fantastic looking game Nathan!

Vinnie said...

Thanks for the comments guys glad you all liked the game. It was the first Zulu game we had ever played so we were not to sure how it would play. In the end it was a very good game with both sides learning the hard way how to do battle. But we will play more games in the future I am sure of that.

All the best

Vinnie

Vinnie said...

Sorry Paul I am not going to CANCON this year...maybe the next.

Regards

Nathan