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Personal logo Der Alte Fritz Sponsoring Member of TMP06 Aug 2016 5:28 p.m. PST

I have been playing a solo mini-campaign in the Sudan, circa 1884-85, with 54mm toy soldiers and BAR Colonial rules.


Two weeks ago the Dervish defeated the British army at El-Dubie and post battle I have sent a scouting patrol back to the scene of the battle to recover the body of the late Colonel Barlow.


Follow the progress of the patrol on my blog

Barlow's square:


The Scouting Patrol:


A Surprise at the Oasis:


They find Barlow:


Break out at Dawn


The last link above is the most recent posting (start from top-oldest to bottom-newest)

Winston Smith Supporting Member of TMP06 Aug 2016 6:11 p.m. PST

Jim, you know how to have fun. grin

nnascati Supporting Member of TMP06 Aug 2016 6:21 p.m. PST

Absolutely stunning!

Ragbones Supporting Member of TMP06 Aug 2016 6:23 p.m. PST

You're spoiling us! Keep it coming!

Ragbones Supporting Member of TMP06 Aug 2016 6:43 p.m. PST

I just happen to be re-reading Bennet Burleigh's, "Desert Warfare," and your wonderful campaign is the perfect accompaniment.

Personal logo Der Alte Fritz Sponsoring Member of TMP06 Aug 2016 7:52 p.m. PST

This evening I fought the battle that ensued once the Camel Corps attempted to break out and race back to the base camp at Dongola. I will post pix and report on my blog tomorrow.

WarWizard07 Aug 2016 4:58 a.m. PST


Mute Bystander Inactive Member07 Aug 2016 5:27 a.m. PST

I will check back for the "thrilling conclusion" after church.

Ferd4523107 Aug 2016 6:12 a.m. PST

I can only repeat my comment from an earlier posting. You have restored my spirits for wargaming. This is as refreshing and fun as anything I normally do. Can I live at your house? H

Big Red Supporting Member of TMP07 Aug 2016 7:17 a.m. PST

Classic wargaming in the very best sense!

Green Tiger07 Aug 2016 1:09 p.m. PST

Great Stuff!

Ceterman Supporting Member of TMP07 Aug 2016 8:04 p.m. PST

That is SO COOL! (sorry for shouting)
I don't know what else to say that hasn't been said…

Personal logo Der Alte Fritz Sponsoring Member of TMP10 Aug 2016 7:54 a.m. PST

Here they come again!



The above two pictures show the set up for my next solo game in the Sudan.

Major Dundee, Here They Come Again! (link)

The Battle of Dundee's Zeriba (link)


Click on the second link to review the outcome of the battle at the Oasis of El-Dubie that took place after the Camel Corps escaped to Dongola.

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