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Offline Yankeepedlar01

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March on Pretoria ~ a 1st Boer War action
« on: April 05, 2012, 05:46:40 PM »
I've posted a photo montage account of today's game in GHQ between Jon and myself on my Blog.
It's based on an action fought on 20 December 1880 and involved a Boer ambush of a British Column on the march.
A taster ~


More over on my Blog, so please pop over if you'd like to see more...
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Re: March on Pretoria ~ a 1st Boer War action
« Reply #1 on: April 06, 2012, 12:08:51 AM »
Splendid looking game and good to see those colonial upstarts get whats for.

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Re: March on Pretoria ~ a 1st Boer War action
« Reply #2 on: April 06, 2012, 08:33:31 AM »
Splendid looking game and good to see those colonial upstarts get whats for.

Here, here! :)
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Re: March on Pretoria ~ a 1st Boer War action
« Reply #3 on: April 06, 2012, 08:42:29 AM »
Cool. We don't often see games from this conflict.

No idea why they it's called the First Boer War, though, as I can think of at least two 'military disagreements' between the British and the Boers before this one. I like the alternative name of Transvaal War myself.  :)
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Offline Yankeepedlar01

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Re: March on Pretoria ~ a 1st Boer War action
« Reply #4 on: April 06, 2012, 12:13:58 PM »
Thanks folks! No, it's not often gamed, but I've hankered to do it for a while. The Empress Brits & Boers are ok of course - I cheated by using NNC as Boers to boost numbers & a gun from Foundry FPW with Perry Mafeking civis as gunners- but I'd like some highlanders & sailors of course if anyone @ Empress reads this!
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Re: March on Pretoria ~ a 1st Boer War action
« Reply #5 on: April 09, 2012, 01:15:58 PM »
Failing that, the Perry Sudan naval brigade would probably fit in well with the Empress Zulu War figures.

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Re: March on Pretoria ~ a 1st Boer War action
« Reply #6 on: April 09, 2012, 07:38:25 PM »
I've some Perry Naval Brigade in my Sudan War collection: they seem to me to lack the essential 'Victorian Character' captured so well by Paul Hicks' work for Empress, so I'll wait...

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Re: March on Pretoria ~ a 1st Boer War action
« Reply #7 on: April 09, 2012, 08:32:12 PM »
Don't worry they are on the list to do. Can't say when though. Probably end of the year.  ;)

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Re: March on Pretoria ~ a 1st Boer War action
« Reply #8 on: April 10, 2012, 02:44:42 AM »
Splendid looking game and good to see those colonial upstarts get whats for.

I thought both sides were colonial upstarts, according to the Zulus...?

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Re: March on Pretoria ~ a 1st Boer War action
« Reply #9 on: April 10, 2012, 07:14:29 AM »
Don't worry they are on the list to do. Can't say when though. Probably end of the year.  ;)
That qualifies as good news, followed by bad news! I'm almost tempted to ask, 'Which year?' ;)
Any news of the flags for 13th foot, you said they were done LAST month?

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Re: March on Pretoria ~ a 1st Boer War action
« Reply #10 on: April 10, 2012, 04:28:57 PM »
A good looking game.
Enjoyed checking out your blog.
You have a very fine collection of figures.
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Re: March on Pretoria ~ a 1st Boer War action
« Reply #11 on: April 10, 2012, 08:22:14 PM »
A good looking game.
Enjoyed checking out your blog.
You have a very fine collection of figures.
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Re: March on Pretoria ~ a 1st Boer War action
« Reply #12 on: April 11, 2012, 11:53:50 AM »
Looks really good!

I've always wanted to game something colonial but didn't want to paint up "thousands" of natives. This might be the war for me!

 

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