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Offline ragbones

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Solo Sudan Game
« on: May 16, 2018, 08:00:11 PM »
For a variety of reasons itís been a while since Iíve run a game for my friends so I thought it best to do a solo play test and re-familiarize myself with the rule sets Iím going to use.  First up is a game using David Bickleyís, ĎA Good Dusting.í  The scenario is based on one I found in, ĎTSATF Scenario Portfolio 2016,í from Sergeants 3.  A British force containing 3 battalions of Regular infantry, a unit of Bluejackets and supporting artillery will attempt to relieve and bring away an Egyptian garrison besieged by Osman Digna.  Here are a couple photos of the initial set-up.

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Re: Solo Sudan Game
« Reply #1 on: May 16, 2018, 08:33:26 PM »
Great looking game  :)

Offline Arundel

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Re: Solo Sudan Game
« Reply #2 on: May 16, 2018, 09:35:09 PM »
Looking good! Any chance we can see Digna's boys?

Offline Smokeyrone

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Re: Solo Sudan Game
« Reply #3 on: May 16, 2018, 10:19:10 PM »
Great!

Where is the Egyptian garrison?

(I need to talk to your Dervish commander.  I have some dhows he might be interested in.  :)
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Offline ragbones

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Re: Solo Sudan Game
« Reply #4 on: May 17, 2018, 01:37:41 AM »
Hereís the beleaguered garrison hoping for relief:


Offline ragbones

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Re: Solo Sudan Game
« Reply #5 on: May 17, 2018, 01:39:50 AM »
Osmanís always on the lookout for some dhows.  :)

Offline ragbones

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Re: Solo Sudan Game
« Reply #6 on: May 17, 2018, 02:00:33 AM »
With one battalion thrown out to cover the right flank, the main column of the relief force advanced towards the besieged town while friendly Arab scouts reconnoitered rough ground for possible ambushes.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/shares/D097cm

Before long, two groups of Beja tribesmen appeared on the left of the British column.  First blood went to the beleaguered garrison as it inflicted two hits on the group of Beja skirting past the town.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/shares/p91H9Y

The majority of the British figures are Peter Pig, as is one of the gunboats. The other gunboat is from the Old Glory Miniature Shipyard.  The Beja unit that took casualties is comprised of Gallia Miniatures while the other unit is of Peter Pig figures.  All of the buildings are from the older, resin line formerly produced by Crescent Root Studios.  The vegetation along the river is from Battlefield in a Box.  The palm trees are from various wargame convention flea markets over the years.

Offline Smokeyrone

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Re: Solo Sudan Game
« Reply #7 on: May 22, 2018, 08:52:36 PM »
great looking game!

Offline Traveler Man

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Re: Solo Sudan Game
« Reply #8 on: May 25, 2018, 07:01:33 PM »
Great stuff!  :)
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Offline ragbones

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Re: Solo Sudan Game
« Reply #9 on: May 29, 2018, 09:53:34 PM »
  The initial British landing caught Osman Digna off guard.  Early in the battle he had a difficult time coordinating the response of his forces.  Using the auto-generation rules for when, where and how many Mahdist units appeared, not many showed up early in the game.  And when they did appear they were scattered and unable to concentrate. 

  However, as the game has progressed, Osman was able to rally more of his followers to confront the British relief force.  Now itís the turn of General Graham to be caught wrong footed.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/shares/57ztNj

  The British battalion deployed to cover the right of the advance was caught by a ferocious charge of Beja foot.  The battalionís volleys weíre unable to stop the charge and spear and sword crossed bayonet point.  Osmanís men inflicted heavy casualties on the British, capturing a gun and forcing the British back.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/shares/J8ddZ7

  Fortunately for Gen. Graham, a unit of Bluejackets were close at hand, wheeling to the right and delivering a withering fusillade at the victorious Dervish infantry.  The volley wasnít enough to drive away the Beja but it so weakened them that their pursuit of the British infantry, who had rallied, ended in their destruction.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/shares/G8nrXu

  Seeing the relief force assailed from nearly all sides, the Egyptian garrison decided to sally out of the town to meet their rescuers.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/shares/6074Xp

  But wouldnít you know it...that wily Osmanís die rolls improved and three more Mahdist units appear.  All within reach of the garrison.

https://www.flickr.com/gp/[email protected]/0102k2