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Offline DintheDin

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Zulu Wars - Battle of Khambula 1879 full AAR
« on: February 26, 2018, 05:32:18 PM »
Last Saturday, we played with Miltiades the Battle of Khambula

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Kambula
« Last Edit: March 01, 2018, 07:36:23 AM by DintheDin »
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Re: Zulu Wars - Battle of Khambula 1879
« Reply #1 on: February 26, 2018, 06:14:29 PM »
I'm getting repeatedly an error report, cannot continue, waiting for the administrator's help!

Offline Plynkes

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Re: Zulu Wars - Battle of Khambula 1879
« Reply #2 on: February 26, 2018, 06:22:39 PM »
Indeed, we are still experiencing some teething troubles with the site move. The picture attachment system doesn't appear to be working. Hopefully the boffins will get it sorted soon. In the mean time, those desperate to post images right now might have to look in to alternative solutions, such as hosting their pics on an external site, or using the LAF Gallery function (which I believe is no longer exclusively for the use of supporting members, but I'm not 100% sure so don't quote me on that).



Thálatta! Thálatta!

Offline DintheDin

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Re: Zulu Wars - Battle of Khambula 1879
« Reply #3 on: February 26, 2018, 06:33:51 PM »
Thank you for your prompt answer!

Offline miltiades

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Re: Zulu Wars - Battle of Khambula 1879
« Reply #4 on: February 27, 2018, 11:01:36 AM »
Hello guys,
for those who still want to see some pics from the game, I have posted about 30 pics on on facebook; just visit the page: "Colonial wargaming"  It was a tough battle but a brilliant victory for the redcoats :D... Long Live the Queen

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Re: Zulu Wars - Battle of Khambula 1879
« Reply #5 on: February 27, 2018, 12:14:22 PM »
Dinos, give it another try. I am informed by the boffins that the attachment function is now working again. Hopefully Flashy here will corroborate that for me...


Offline miltiades

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Re: Zulu Wars - Battle of Khambula 1879
« Reply #6 on: February 27, 2018, 12:29:44 PM »
hip hip hurraaah !

Offline DintheDin

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Re: Zulu Wars - Battle of Khambula 1879
« Reply #7 on: February 27, 2018, 05:56:16 PM »
Dinos, give it another try. I am informed by the boffins that the attachment function is now working again. Hopefully Flashy here will corroborate that for me...

Thank you! It works! I promise to post the rest tomorrow!
I thank also the tech people who worked on the issue!
Cheers for the new LAF! Hurrah for the old one! LAF forever!!!
« Last Edit: February 27, 2018, 05:58:37 PM by DintheDin »

Offline DintheDin

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Re: Zulu Wars - Battle of Khambula 1879
« Reply #8 on: February 28, 2018, 09:52:01 PM »
So, now we may continue...

At the start, the British have 58 figures total, Zulus 180 figs total.
Zulus are coming in impis of 20 each.

Victory conditions: The British must destroy 15o Zulu figs for the game to end.
They win if they lose up to 20 figs.

The initial British troop positions
« Last Edit: February 28, 2018, 10:06:24 PM by DintheDin »

Offline DintheDin

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Re: Zulu Wars - Battle of Khambula 1879
« Reply #9 on: February 28, 2018, 10:02:40 PM »
The Zulu Right Horn enter the fray!

3 Zulu impis attack the main British kraal. The guns, (not shown) send the third impi reeling back, the other two impis keep throwing themselves on the entrenched British, taking casualties, falling back and attacking again... Only a few Zulu figures manage to penetrate, but they are soon neutralized. The redcoats have two or three figures as casualties.

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Re: Zulu Wars - Battle of Khambula 1879
« Reply #10 on: February 28, 2018, 10:14:13 PM »
Successful dicing brings the Zulu Left Horn in the game!

The impis forming the chest, attack the British entrenched in the cattle corral! One of them is heading to the main entrenchments while the defenders are already engaged with Right Horn Zulu elements!
« Last Edit: February 28, 2018, 10:23:17 PM by DintheDin »

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Re: Zulu Wars - Battle of Khambula 1879
« Reply #11 on: February 28, 2018, 10:17:43 PM »
The cannons in the open, frantically firing at the Right Horn!
The impetus of the Left Horn is overwhelming and the Cattle Kraal defenders are forced to retreat! 
« Last Edit: February 28, 2018, 10:23:45 PM by DintheDin »

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Re: Zulu Wars - Battle of Khambula 1879
« Reply #12 on: February 28, 2018, 10:18:55 PM »
The soldiers of the Main Kraal sigh with relief, as all Right Horn Zulus are gone!
....
...and run quickly to man the other side, as the Left Horn is coming quickly!
« Last Edit: February 28, 2018, 10:24:12 PM by DintheDin »

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Re: Zulu Wars - Battle of Khambula 1879
« Reply #13 on: February 28, 2018, 10:35:38 PM »
The Bull's Chest!

Now, after a successful dicing, it is the turn of men on the fortified hill to see the wild charge of the Bull's Chest!
The hill is encircled from three sides!

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Re: Zulu Wars - Battle of Khambula 1879
« Reply #14 on: February 28, 2018, 10:39:57 PM »
The Heat of the Battle!

 

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