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Navy Fower Wun Seven30 Oct 2017 2:43 a.m. PST

Dear All,


This Sunday at the uni we recreated the charge of the 4 Australian Light Horse at the Battle of Beersheba, 31 October 1917


An account and more photos here:

McWong7330 Oct 2017 3:13 a.m. PST

Lovely work mate.

Andrew Preziosi30 Oct 2017 3:22 a.m. PST


Alan Lauder30 Oct 2017 4:13 a.m. PST

Nice work – a great commemoration. Will try to give my light horse a run this weekend!

jurgenation Supporting Member of TMP30 Oct 2017 5:30 a.m. PST

Great game…love the Light horse/

nukesnipe30 Oct 2017 6:13 a.m. PST

I hold the Lighthorsemen charge at Beersheba one of the most amazing military feats in history.

Wargamer Blue30 Oct 2017 6:21 a.m. PST

Great looking game.

Navy Fower Wun Seven30 Oct 2017 12:41 p.m. PST

Thanks so much for all the kind comments gents!

Bandolier30 Oct 2017 3:12 p.m. PST

Great looking game and nice reports Ralph.
I'm glad you stressed that they weren't cavalry. I wince every time I hear about it being a cavalry charge.

I will have to watch the The Lighthorsemen this week in commemoration. One of my all-time favourite movies.

Louie N30 Oct 2017 4:38 p.m. PST

A great report. Thank you

Frederick Supporting Member of TMP30 Oct 2017 5:50 p.m. PST

Great work!

Sounds like a ton of fun, too

Henry Martini30 Oct 2017 6:27 p.m. PST

It's a pity Jim has never got around to making end sections for his trenches.

Demosthenes Of Athens30 Oct 2017 10:15 p.m. PST

May I suggest after you have watched "The Lighthorsemen" follow up with "Forty Thousand Horsemen".

Navy Fower Wun Seven30 Oct 2017 10:40 p.m. PST

Thanks for your kind comments Mick, Louie and Frederick. Yes, definitely Mounted Infantrymen – armed with 18 inch bayonets, not sabres!

Chuckaroobob31 Oct 2017 11:25 a.m. PST

Oi! Oi! Oi!

Von Trinkenessen31 Oct 2017 12:39 p.m. PST

A lot of my grandfather's mates in the 20's and 30's in Victoria were 4th Light Horse, so well done.

47Ronin01 Nov 2017 9:45 a.m. PST

Great pictures of a very good looking game.

I played in a Beersheba game many years ago at an HMGS convention. The game was hosted by the late Mark Hayes, co-author of the rulebook "The Last Crusade." Great fun. One of the scenarios in the book covers the 4th ALH at Beersheba. If you can find the rules, they are worth a look.

Navy Fower Wun Seven01 Nov 2017 11:05 p.m. PST

Thanks mate. Will look around, but actually I was very happy with the way BA covered it!

SgtGuinness Supporting Member of TMP15 Mar 2019 3:16 a.m. PST

I don't know how I missed this thread….Outstanding AAR and great looking game. Beautiful Australian Light Horse figs. I'd never heard of the movie the Forty Thousand Horsemen before. I'll be looking for it now.

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