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ChrisBBB2 Supporting Member of TMP11 May 2019 7:07 a.m. PST

You might think the Boer War battle of Paardeberg aka 'Bloody Sunday' would not be much fun to wargame. You would be wrong. For the latest in his growing series of Boer War scenarios, Anton recreated this battle for us. Cronje's wagon laager in the centre of the table is assailed from three sides. Meanwhile, Boer reinforcements are about to arrive from two directions. The wagons have a chance to escape before the noose tightens. This makes for a tremendously exciting game with maneuver all over the table and the clock ticking for both sides. It entertained us for an afternoon, anyway.

The scenario is freely available from the BBB Yahoo group files:
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Old Contemptibles11 May 2019 5:42 p.m. PST
ChrisBBB2 Supporting Member of TMP11 May 2019 10:00 p.m. PST

Very nice pics, Rallynow, but Elandslaagte is not Paardeberg. Elandslaagte is a skirmish; Paardeberg is a battle, five times the size.

Chris

Old Contemptibles13 May 2019 12:09 p.m. PST

Didn't say it wasn't. The British did have about 3,500 troops and 18 guns. The Boers had about 1000 and 3 gun at Elandslaagte Not nearly as big as Paardeberg. But a good little battle none the less. Paardeberg is on my list.

Old Contemptibles13 May 2019 12:19 p.m. PST

Didn't say it wasn't. The British did have about 3,500 troops and 18 guns. The Boers had about 1000 and 3 gun at Elandslaagte Not nearly as big as Paardeberg. But a good little battle none the less.

ChrisBBB2 Supporting Member of TMP13 May 2019 3:09 p.m. PST

OK. It just seems odd that you should bung a link to Elandslaagte onto a thread about a Paardeberg scenario without even a comment about the actual topic.

Chris

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