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NCC1717 Supporting Member of TMP13 Aug 2017 6:01 a.m. PST

This weekend the local HMGS-South group played a Sudan game using The Sword and the Flame colonial rules (20th Anniversary Edition) and the Gunboats and Dhows rules.



Alcibiades Supporting Member of TMP13 Aug 2017 9:41 a.m. PST

Very nice report. Game looked like great fun. You mention a set of rules called Gunboats and Dhows. Are these available commercially? I've searched in the usual places but haven't come up with anything.

NCC1717 Supporting Member of TMP13 Aug 2017 10:05 a.m. PST

The rules are by Last Stand Dan:

You should be able to contact him via comments on his blog.

Nick Stern Supporting Member of TMP13 Aug 2017 5:13 p.m. PST

Looks like a fun game! Nice to see the Ral Partha Sudan figures which still make up the bulk of my collection.

Alcibiades Supporting Member of TMP13 Aug 2017 11:02 p.m. PST

Cheers and thanks for the help.


SgtGuinness19 Aug 2017 6:46 p.m. PST

Looks like another fun battle with The Sword And The Flame, Last Stand Dan's boats, and his Gunboat & Dhow rules . I like Bill's gun positions and rifle pits as well. I've got Dan's boats and Bill's terrain also.
Sgt G

coolyork Supporting Member of TMP03 Sep 2017 10:28 a.m. PST

Fun looking game ! Just curious though is there evidence the Sudanese built gun positions and rifle tenches ? Cheers

Mad Guru Supporting Member of TMP05 Sep 2017 5:05 p.m. PST


Yes. Those riverbank entrenchments and fortlets are pretty accurate recreations based on period sketches & photos.

coolyork Supporting Member of TMP06 Sep 2017 2:16 p.m. PST

Very cool ! Just now educating myself on the Sudan Campaigns . Thanks for the info Mad Guru.

SgtGuinness19 Sep 2017 5:38 a.m. PST

@coolyork, the Mad Guru is correct. Those are very good representations of Dervish rifle pits and gun positions based on contemporary drawings and pictures of a couple of surviving round mud gun position forts. Most of the Dervish gun positions were various sizes of round low walked mud forts for guarding river banks at critical locations.

Check out my blog for a couple of pics of a Dervish mud fort made by Bill at The Gamer's Garage. His email is on my blog if you want to contact him.



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