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TRUgamer19 Mar 2019 11:25 a.m. PST

Home sick as a dog after running my three games at CW. (iSandlwana [x2] and Rorke's Drift)

I had a fantastic time even if I was running on fumes by the time I got to Rorkes Drift on Saturday night. No VC's were awarded this time around!
I didn't get any photos of the RD game… if you happened to take some pictures please post them here.

Thanks to everyone who participated… this was a joy for me to put on.

Thanks to all my friends who helped playtest and setup/breakdoown this beast. A special shout out to Mark D'Ulisse for saving my bacon and completing the encampment for me (I would have come up short). He knocked it out of the park.
Thanks to my friends Cliff, Dave, Mark and Steve for lending figures to this epic.

28mm 1600 Zulus

Here are the pics.


Now what to do for Historicon?


6mmACW19 Mar 2019 11:57 a.m. PST

Saw this game happening and it was truly magnificent. Great work.

historygamer19 Mar 2019 12:06 p.m. PST

Outstanding work. Well done.

Bohdan Khmelnytskij19 Mar 2019 1:19 p.m. PST

I saw your first game on Friday and was inspired. It was so very pretty and now I have an urge to watch Zulu

PzGeneral19 Mar 2019 1:22 p.m. PST

Need to have permission to view the album….

TRUgamer19 Mar 2019 2:55 p.m. PST

I adjusted the view settings to public… should work now.


Lion in the Stars19 Mar 2019 3:05 p.m. PST

It works for me, those are some epic pictures!!!

Zulus, sah! Farsands of 'em!

D A THB19 Mar 2019 4:57 p.m. PST

Nicely done, I am jealous.

custosarmorum Supporting Member of TMP19 Mar 2019 5:18 p.m. PST

Wow, a great looking game!

Syrinx019 Mar 2019 5:34 p.m. PST

Wow indeed. Impressive looking battle.

ZULUPAUL Supporting Member of TMP20 Mar 2019 1:51 a.m. PST

Very impressive.

advocate20 Mar 2019 2:55 a.m. PST

Zulu Dawn is of course what we should be watching…

holien20 Mar 2019 3:09 a.m. PST

Great looking game, well done to all those that contributed.

TRUgamer20 Mar 2019 3:53 a.m. PST

Thank you all for the kind words… it's easing my suffering from this horrible cold I've had since Sunday! Talk about timing.

Sincerely, thank you.


23rdFusilier20 Mar 2019 4:41 a.m. PST

Brilliant looking game. Breathtaking!

WarWizard20 Mar 2019 11:15 a.m. PST

These were 2 of the most awesome games I have ever seen at any convention. I cannot even imagine the amount of work involved with each. Fantastic!!

ashauace6970 Supporting Member of TMP21 Mar 2019 9:38 a.m. PST

I had a great time on Friday,great game and all your hard work was most appreciated

TRUgamer21 Mar 2019 10:02 a.m. PST

Thank you everyone…

Thinking of perhaps running this at NJCON 2019 on June 1st. I'll need to work myself up to the challenge!


TRUgamer12 Apr 2019 2:14 p.m. PST

It's official… I will be running my mega iSandlwana game on Friday (evening) and Saturday (morning) at NJCON in Edison NJ on May 31st and June 1st.

What's NJCON?


afilter29 Apr 2019 6:44 a.m. PST

This is truly amazing. I can really appreciate what you have done as I have hosted both battles and am only up to 800 Zulu in 28mm.


Just ran Rorke's Drift again at Little Wars this past Saturday evening.

You have provided something to inspire to.


Personal logo Der Alte Fritz Sponsoring Member of TMP29 Apr 2019 9:51 a.m. PST

A truly awesome looking game. Nicely done.

TRUgamer30 Apr 2019 9:58 a.m. PST

Yours is impressive in its own right with 800 Zulus! I had to borrow from three other collections in order to get to 1600! It looks like your games were well received. Nicely done… Gotta love this period!


afilter01 May 2019 5:55 a.m. PST


Thanks, while I have plans to slowly add more Zulu with the scenario we recycle Zulu, so in reality there is an endless supply. ;)

Yes, never considered doing this period until one of our group made a random suggestion a few years ago, now I am hooked.

Since this year it the 140th anniversary will try to run a couple more iterations of both scenarios at upcoming cons.

The best part about historical gaming for me is all the history you learn I the process.

ScottS01 May 2019 7:07 a.m. PST

That is absolutely spectacular. Great work!

SgtGuinness Supporting Member of TMP03 May 2019 6:13 a.m. PST

Absolutely incredible!!!!!! What an amazing looking game on all aspects. Would've love to have played in this one no matter what the rules used were. That being said, what rules did you use?

TRUgamer07 May 2019 9:36 a.m. PST

Thanks guys… Rules used were The Men Who Would Be King which worked surprisingly well for this large scale action.


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