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Personal logo ochoin Supporting Member of TMP In the TMP Dawghouse10 Sep 2014 1:01 p.m. PST



A long way to travel

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The Zulus start to gather….we had 820 Zulu figures on the board

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British needed to clear the ford & advance, intact, to the plateau to win.

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1000s of them….

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British were pinned after their initial moves as Zulus erupted out of a donga

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The kraal. Extra points if the British burned it (never got within a stone's throw, however)

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A dreaded donga. Hidden movement meant the Zulus could be anywhere.

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Ultimate British success was from tightly co-ordinated movement with mutually supporting fire.

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And many Zulus entered too far from the action to make a difference

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A bayonet, some guts behind it & a lot of hard work


Personal logo ochoin Supporting Member of TMP In the TMP Dawghouse10 Sep 2014 1:07 p.m. PST

This was our annual project. We stage a demo game at our local show. The four of us paint, create & make for 12 months to produce these games. We used a modified version of The Sword & the Flame rules and easily finished the game in two days.

Cooldude10 Sep 2014 1:33 p.m. PST

Fantastic looking game! Thanks for sharing.

Frederick Supporting Member of TMP10 Sep 2014 1:50 p.m. PST

Nice! Great photos

Clays Russians10 Sep 2014 3:14 p.m. PST


John Leahy10 Sep 2014 4:40 p.m. PST

Another beautiful looking game from you and your buddies. You guys continually set the standard with your games!

thumbs up
thumbs up



John Leahy10 Sep 2014 4:42 p.m. PST

Corrected link directly to the pictures.


ron skirmisher10 Sep 2014 5:34 p.m. PST

Nice set-up,Really nice set-up and a Big Game for The Sword and the Flame--how did it go.

Personal logo ochoin Supporting Member of TMP In the TMP Dawghouse10 Sep 2014 6:52 p.m. PST

Thanks everyone. John, if you're ever in Brisbane there's a place at our gaming table for you.

@ ron: We tweaked the rules (no wounded for example) so it could be played with a 1000+ figures. TSATF is at heart a very fun rule set.

Victory conditions gave the Brits a real shot which they capitalised on with excellent tactics.

We've done this show 6 times & this year's game of the AZW got more attention then any other.

Why? People knew the movie? ( we had Zulu playing on a screen at the back)
More interaction? (we had a chart with Zulu shield designs & got people/kids to find the regiment)
Hidden movement? (we had a box on the table's edge with a scaled down version of the table where we moved hidden Zulu units. The lid opened to show the punters but the British player couldn't see where we were).

At any rate, loads of fun.

WarWizard11 Sep 2014 5:26 a.m. PST

Excllent, is that 1/72nd scale?

Liliburlero Supporting Member of TMP11 Sep 2014 9:33 a.m. PST


Fantastic set-up!!!! We really like the "staggered" way the Zulu are based; really helps with movement and so much nicer than ordinary trays. Wish you were closer and we could game together. And bravo on capturing the essence of TSATF……it's always been about the cinematic aspect of our hobby.

Personal logo ochoin Supporting Member of TMP In the TMP Dawghouse19 Sep 2014 4:55 p.m. PST

Thought I'd add another pic as I thought it looked atmospheric:

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