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Personal logo Der Alte Fritz Sponsoring Member of TMP23 Jul 2016 8:45 p.m. PST

We had an epic game of toy soldiers today and I have just loaded lots of picturs on my blog for you to view. Click on the link to my blog below and read about the heroic Last Stand of the Gordons at El-Dubie Oasis. Stirring stuff that and the type of things from which legends are made.

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Personal logo Der Alte Fritz Sponsoring Member of TMP23 Jul 2016 8:48 p.m. PST

The Gordons and Marines & Naval Brigade died hard and took a lot of the Dervish with them:

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Brian Smaller23 Jul 2016 10:55 p.m. PST

I have been looking forward to seeing this since your first posts about the game. Awesome!!

45thdiv Inactive Member24 Jul 2016 2:29 a.m. PST

Fantastic looking game. The horse falling over could be fixed the same way you did the infantry. Some sticky tack on the hooves. You just pick up the cavalry by the base. Or try using thin plastic or card stock for the bases. It will be a pain t do, but it will stop the domino effect.

Matthew

Black Hat Miniatures24 Jul 2016 3:20 a.m. PST

Amazing looking game – glad to see that Winston Churchill arrived with Bill in time to lead the charge!

Mike

WarWizard24 Jul 2016 3:32 a.m. PST

Excellent – that is quite smashing!

Bob the Temple Builder24 Jul 2016 3:35 a.m. PST

Truly epic wargaming! As the owner of a small collection of Britain's figures that are used for FUNNY LITTLE WARS battles, I am really envious of what you have managed to achieve do quickly!

Personal logo Der Alte Fritz Sponsoring Member of TMP24 Jul 2016 5:04 a.m. PST

Mike: Winston covered himself in glory leading a remnant of the 21st Lancers into a mob of Dervish horse and coming out of it with a melee victory only one other lancer and himself survived the melee though. That man is a young man in a hurry and we had best keep our eye on him.

One little anecdote: on one turn all three of my machine guns jammed, which provided a little bit of comic relief. Then on the next turn, I rolled a six on a D6 three straight times to unjam all of the machine guns.

I think the final numbers were around 525 Dervish (including 50 or so that were recycled back into battle) versus about 250 British & Indian troops. Some were saying that the 2:1 Dervish advantage would not be enough, but I knew how our BAR rules work and believe me, 2:1 is more than enough Dervish as the game results indicated. One advantage that the Dervish had is that all of the Fuzzy Wuzzies were considered "Fanatic Warriors" so that they had a saving throw of "anything but a one" making them hard to stop.


One of our brigades was nearly wiped out, 75% of our cavalry was gone, and my own brigade had close to 50% casualties by the time it had fought its way back to the base camp and relative safety.

Personal logo Florida Tory Supporting Member of TMP24 Jul 2016 6:36 a.m. PST

It was visions of playing games like this, I suspect, that drew most of us into miniature wargaming to begin with. Your group has set a standard the rest of us will find difficult to match.

Thanks for providing the inspiration!

Rick

chuck05 Fezian24 Jul 2016 7:19 a.m. PST

It was alot of fun playing yesterday Jim. Thanks for hosting and for all the work that went into putting on such a wonderful game.

Chuck

cavcrazy24 Jul 2016 10:32 a.m. PST

I know that the great white queen will want her army back in the field as soon as possible…..with even more of her majesty's troops in the field!
It looked to be a spectacular game.

Ragbones Supporting Member of TMP24 Jul 2016 11:11 a.m. PST

That wasn't just a great game, it was a tribute to the giants like Wells, Scruby, Featherstone, Grant, etc on whose shoulders this wonderful hobby rests. I've never seen a better game and look forward to more adventures.

Personal logo ColCampbell Supporting Member of TMP24 Jul 2016 6:04 p.m. PST

Such a magnificent game and report!

Jim

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