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Tango0112 Jun 2021 9:58 p.m. PST

" Our regular Thursday Zoom game was a return to the Sudan. We decided to use Black Powder rules but with the added "spice" of the Sands of Sudan random cards so that the British player had no idea where the Mahdists would come from or in what numbers plus the chance of a wheel coming off a wagon or wheeled gun or an officer keeling over with sun stroke !…"

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Armand

Durban Gamer13 Jun 2021 4:47 a.m. PST

Looks really good!

Tango0113 Jun 2021 3:00 p.m. PST

Glad you like it my friend!.

Armand

foxbat17 Jun 2021 6:02 a.m. PST

Nice pics and report, thanks!
REminds me of a similar game I played some 30 years ago. Admittedly, I lost no MG wheel, which helped, but I scouted both in front and behind me, which tipped me of the nasty surprises enough in advance. I immediately formed a square, and it was not till the end of the battle I had to shore up a crumbling side with the rear facing one. I could not stop some dervishes from breaking through, which cost me a good part of the baggage I'd enclosed in the square. Not a defeat, but no victory as well, as my column had to give up its mission. Boy, that was quite a game! Still fond emmories of it.

Tango0117 Jun 2021 3:47 p.m. PST

A votre service mon ami.

Armand

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