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paperbattles13 Jul 2021 1:36 a.m. PST

Going on with my project I started to check if I was able to find on books or Internet any detailled map of this Battle. While of Adua there are some, of this one you cannot find anything.
I decided for a qhile to stop with the drawing of papersoldiers and to focus on maps.
I the next days I will receive the only 2 books I found (in Italian) about this Battle and probably I will correct/amend my draft. But it was worthy to do it. Please note the very particular array of the Abyssinian Army in Greec Cross (a detail I learnt now!)




Any comment/suggestion is very welcome. I am trying to do the best I can

GamesPoet Supporting Member of TMP13 Jul 2021 2:38 a.m. PST

Read your log post, and enjoyed it. At the same time, wondering if there will be more information provided on the battle?

Lascaris13 Jul 2021 5:02 a.m. PST

Thanks much for all your info on Italian colonial conflicts. It's much appreciated.

paperbattles13 Jul 2021 5:58 a.m. PST

Dear GamesPoet and Lascaris.
Thanks for your comments. Very appreciated.

1) I an collecting info: in the next days some new books will arrive (in Italian obviously). I will extract the maximum of ideas etc. For instance I just learned that the Italians had 80 patrols per man or that the Abyssinan Army was the best organazed army of all the Region and by sure central Africa. Or even: the Ras Al¨la – Christians – was very angry about the stubborness of the Italians that cost so much "Christian blood" on both sides and he could not understand why the Italians decided to fight instead of reatreat (all this info from an Italian Doctor prisoner of the Ras during the battle)

Upgrading h 11.30 AM


bargainbindm Supporting Member of TMP14 Jul 2021 5:15 a.m. PST

That Greek formation is very interesting! Keep up the good work.

bargainbindm Supporting Member of TMP14 Jul 2021 6:44 a.m. PST

greek cross I mean!

paperbattles14 Jul 2021 8:59 a.m. PST

Thanks. I keep it up. Now I am preparing new figures of the Italian Infantry. I will reproduce this battle 1:1 ratio (at least for Italians)

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