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Author Topic: Franco British Invasion of China - 1860  (Read 632 times)

Offline Trebian

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Franco British Invasion of China - 1860
« on: September 03, 2020, 04:44:57 PM »
Posted the second half of my re-fight of the battle of Palikao yesterday: http://wargaming4grownups.blogspot.com/2020/09/battle-of-palikao-part-ii.html. I put the first half over on the Far Eastern Board, but I thought that you Colonial types might have an interest too.

It went fairly close to the historical outcome, with Mongol cavalry throwing themselves to their doom against French rifle fire and grapeshot, whilst the British turned the Chinese flank.



I did this to test out my Taiping Era rules: https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B08GB99DHB/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_hsch_vapi_taft_p1_i0 or https://www.wargamevault.com/product/325030/Taiping-Era. Both of the vendors have fairly generous "look inside" options, so you can get a flavour of the rules.

Offline OB

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Re: Franco British Invasion of China - 1860
« Reply #1 on: September 03, 2020, 07:59:55 PM »
Interesting game.  It's not often you get to see Mongol cavalry charging French Regulars.

Offline Trebian

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Re: Franco British Invasion of China - 1860
« Reply #2 on: September 03, 2020, 09:25:27 PM »
If you want to see a Chinese film version of it, try this link (you need Twitter)https://twitter.com/carlzha/status/1053091812263395328?lang=en

 

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