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Liliburlero Supporting Member of TMP13 Apr 2020 7:55 p.m. PST

Can any of you provide one? We used Rorke's Drift as the original playtest in 1979 and after 100 games, I'm not up to a rational source for him. Any help will be much appreciated.

DisasterWargamer Supporting Member of TMP13 Apr 2020 8:36 p.m. PST


Brigade games have a set of scenarios

Will have to dig back through some files to find one I used years ago

Durban Gamer14 Apr 2020 3:31 a.m. PST

The Zulu War scenario book by Jones and Fastoso is absolutely superb. I have an older version with a red cover. I would say a must for any Zulu War gamer. A lot of work has gone into designing each action. And yes, Rorke's Drift is included.

MajorB14 Apr 2020 8:23 a.m. PST

Rorke's Drift really doesn't work with TSATF. It's too easy for the Zulus to win.

Liliburlero Supporting Member of TMP14 Apr 2020 9:26 a.m. PST

Not necessarily, MajorB. Dad kept meticulous win/loss records of our 100 playtest games; it was almost an even split with the British winning 53 and the Zulu winning 47. And that was the main motivation behind his designing TSATF. He said who wanted to play a wargame where the same side always won? And in the late 1970's the existing rules always favored the British.

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