Sudan


The Men Who Would Be Kings: The Dancing Trumpet Sound and We Went Forth...

Back to the Sudan last week at BIG against Madhi George and a return to The Men Who Would Kings and a scenario we had not played from the rulebook - Just Passing By...In this scenario equal size forces encounter each other as they advance across the board and fight a running engagement, the main aim being to get as many units off the board as possible in 15 turns, ideally without incurring any casualties.The brave boys in Khaki comprised of the 66th (Berkshire) Foot, 92nd (Gordon) Highlanders, 15th (Ludhiana) Sikhs and band of motley Bazingers...The Mahdists largely comprised of guys with sharp stabby sticks, though they did have a couple of units of those pesky riflemen that always cause me a problem...Given I have to order my troops to move whereas Native troops can move for free in TMWWBK, George had an advantage in being able to get across and off the board (the object of the scenario) so I decided to focus on trying to stop him as my advantage is my units can Fire without being ordered to do so...Slowly

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The Men Who Would Be Kings: Wherever The Bugles Are Blown...

A bit of a delayed battle report for a The Men Who Would Be Kings game we played at BIG for which  I offered to come up with a scenario not drawn from the rulebook! Santa brought me a copy of Stuart Asquith's Warfare in Egypt and the Sudan for Xmas, so I loosely based the scenario on the Battle of Kirbekan from the Gordon Relief Expedition which is detailed in the book...I confess it was done a bit on the fly so some things worked better than others... The original battle saw the General Earle split his force, pinning the Mahdists on the Kirkbean heights whilst sending troops to outflank and attack the enemy from the rear. Trying to replicate this was not that easy with a gamer like George who identified the battle from the set up! :-)Opening attempts to distract the Mahdists with my Indian units and artillery did not start well with the Bengal Lancers getting shot up and Pinned......and the 15th Sikhs getting depleted by unerring Mahdist artillery fire!The bulk of the Imperial force made a forced m

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Back to the game. Powrót do gry.

The work is in progress again!Hello! I'm back. Thank you for all your patience. The nightmare is over and all have been moved. We are finally settled and what is most important I'm back to painting too! Today a few games we had the past month and I had no time to post reports here. Of course, you will get a second report from Big Waterloo game, but I will do it in a separate post. Witam! Jestem z powrotem. Bardzo Wam dziękuję za cierpliwe czekanie. Koszmar przeprowadzki zakończony. W końcu się urządzilismy i co najważniejsze mogę znów malować! Dziś kilka raportów z gier, które rozegraliśmy a ja nie miałem czasu na opublikowanie ich na blogu. Oczywiście będzie też drugi raport z Wielkiej Gry Waterloo, ale to w osobnym poście.1. Sudan.SCENARIO/SCENARIUSZ: Campbell HardieUMPIRING/PROWADZENIE GRY: Campbell HardieSCENERY/SCENERIA: SESWCFIGURES & MODELS/FIGURKI I MODELE: Campbell HardieThis time we had a small skirmish game with  Anglo-Egyptian (Peter, Alasdair and Mike) against&nb

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Spring Skirmish 2019 Photo's

I've just got back from a very pleasant morning at the Skirmish Toy Soldier and Wargames Show in Sidcup. I regularly attend this little show with it'a s quirky but friendly atmosphere, as do many of the Rejects. This time it was just Postie and myself at the show but I reckon between us we spent enough for a hoard of wargames (especially Postie with his bottomless pockets!). As usual, I shot a load of pictures and there were some cracking looking little games on display. One that seemed to catch the eye of nearly everyone was a 54mm Sudan demo featuring modern recasts of old toy soldiers (pictures below). As is the norm I spent more time chatting to friends than I did shopping but that is the attraction and charm of this little show. Rainham Wargames Club - A very nice looking Sudan gameSeveral companies of redcoatsFacing defencesTunbridge Wells Wargames Society The Old Guard - Another Sudan game, this time using The Men Who Would Be Kings rules.A clash of infantryMedway Wargames Society playin

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