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Personal logo Der Alte Fritz Sponsoring Member of TMP06 Aug 2016 4:28 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.

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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.

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Follow the progress of the patrol on my blog


Barlow's square:

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The Scouting Patrol:

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A Surprise at the Oasis:

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They find Barlow:

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Break out at Dawn

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

Winston Smith Supporting Member of TMP06 Aug 2016 5:11 p.m. PST

Jim, you know how to have fun. grin

nnascati Supporting Member of TMP06 Aug 2016 5:21 p.m. PST

Absolutely stunning!

Ragbones Supporting Member of TMP06 Aug 2016 5:23 p.m. PST

You're spoiling us! Keep it coming!

Ragbones Supporting Member of TMP06 Aug 2016 5:43 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 6:52 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 3:58 a.m. PST

Gorgeous.

Mute Bystander Inactive Member07 Aug 2016 4:27 a.m. PST

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

Ferd4523107 Aug 2016 5:12 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 6:17 a.m. PST

Classic wargaming in the very best sense!

Green Tiger Supporting Member of TMP07 Aug 2016 12:09 p.m. PST

Great Stuff!

Ceterman Supporting Member of TMP07 Aug 2016 7:04 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 6:54 a.m. PST

Here they come again!

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

Major Dundee, Here They Come Again! (link)
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The Battle of Dundee's Zeriba (link)

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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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