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15 Jan 2018 2:11 p.m. PST
by Editor in Chief Bill

  • Changed title from "Favorite Colonial Battle?" to "Favorite Colonial Battle of the Victorian Age?"

09 Aug 2018 6:52 p.m. PST
by Editor in Chief Bill

  • Removed from TMP Poll Suggestions board

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Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian15 Jan 2018 2:09 p.m. PST

What is your favorite battle from the Colonial period?

ZULUPAUL Supporting Member of TMP15 Jan 2018 2:22 p.m. PST

Isandlwana (Well I am partial to Zulus)

Personal logo Bashytubits Supporting Member of TMP15 Jan 2018 2:42 p.m. PST

Another vote for Isandlwana, but I also like the little big horn. My friends don't know it yet but we will be gaming both of those very soon, my armies are almost finally fully painted.

Rich Bliss15 Jan 2018 2:44 p.m. PST


Ragbones Supporting Member of TMP15 Jan 2018 2:45 p.m. PST

Isandlwana, followed by 2nd El Teb and then Omdurman.

DisasterWargamer Supporting Member of TMP15 Jan 2018 3:00 p.m. PST

Battle of Adwa
Dade Massacre

willthepiper15 Jan 2018 3:33 p.m. PST

Interesting how many of the battles named were won by the 'native' side. I guess we all love an underdog.

Me, too, for the record. I like the Battle of Cut Knife Creek, Maiwand and Isandlwana.

Cerdic Supporting Member of TMP15 Jan 2018 3:37 p.m. PST

Umboto Gorge…

Personal logo Herkybird Supporting Member of TMP15 Jan 2018 5:22 p.m. PST

Khambula, call! me a rebel…

Cyrus the Great15 Jan 2018 5:23 p.m. PST

First battle of El Teb,
Battle of Shaykan,
Siege of Khartoum.

CFeicht Supporting Member of TMP15 Jan 2018 5:29 p.m. PST


Frederick Supporting Member of TMP15 Jan 2018 6:43 p.m. PST

Have played Adowa (as Italians – and got my butt beat) and Isandlwaba – liked the latter better; also like the Battle of Batoche (now how's that for an obscure colonial battle!)

mghFond15 Jan 2018 9:45 p.m. PST

Little Big Horn, only played it once though at a Historicon, it was an epic size game. Oh we cavalry folks lost, shocking I know.

nsolomon9915 Jan 2018 10:49 p.m. PST

+1 Umboto Gorge where Blackadder made his name saving General Melchett

Old Contemptibles Supporting Member of TMP16 Jan 2018 9:45 a.m. PST

Rorke's Drift

Corporal Fagen16 Jan 2018 9:57 a.m. PST


WillieB Supporting Member of TMP16 Jan 2018 12:08 p.m. PST

Siege of Lucknow

22ndFoot16 Jan 2018 12:19 p.m. PST


Shagnasty Supporting Member of TMP16 Jan 2018 2:39 p.m. PST

Ulundi or Omdurman.

Gone Fishing16 Jan 2018 2:46 p.m. PST

Some good picks here. Two great ones not yet mentioned are Hlobane and Tamai. Both close run things…

Ragbones Supporting Member of TMP17 Jan 2018 5:13 p.m. PST

Mmm…Tofrek and Tamai…great suggestions.

Tom D119 Jan 2018 12:03 p.m. PST

Frederick-With or without Dusty Rhodes?

Basha Felika21 Jan 2018 2:34 a.m. PST

Isandlwana: for some reason it catches the imagination like no other.

Graham at El Teb and Little Big Horn would be runners-up.

Gennorm25 Jan 2018 5:18 a.m. PST

Rorkes Drift – gotta love a good singsong.

GreenLeader25 Jan 2018 5:50 a.m. PST

Elandslaagte for me: Highlanders, a brilliantly executed infantry attack, four VCs and a cavalry charge – what's not to like?

And the best bit:

‘On the day after the battle the ILH [Imperial Light Horse] reached camp weary and worn and dismounted alongside the Gordons' lines as that regiment was on the point of drawing a beer ration. Spontaneously as each Gordon received his measure he carried it across and gave it to a comrade in the ILH — a generous self-denying tribute.'

Any battle which moves a Highlander to give away his beer ration has to have been a noteworthy one.

coolyork Supporting Member of TMP25 Jan 2018 8:55 p.m. PST

Battle of Gallabat 1889

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