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Offline nevermore

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Attack on the Delhi Ridge 1857
« on: May 27, 2014, 11:31:56 AM »
Attack on the Delhi Ridge 1857


We will be at the Durham show next month and will be bringing the desert boards and lots of Indian Mutiny troops and of course we will have a board for visitors to put there names forward and become a british general for a game or two.

Much more photos on the website

http://grimsbywargamessociety.webs.com/

The game is based on the continuous attacks by the Sepoy Muntineers on the ridge. The British have set up camps along the ridge and pickets await to sound the alarm, so in the early hours of a morning this gives the Mutineers a chance of a surprise attack and over-run the Ridge and push back the enemy of India.

Victorian Steel rules were used, which is fast and simple to pick up and gives the feeling to the period.

early hours of the morning the Mutineer army moves towards the ridge


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The ridge and British camps - 22 foot long 6 foot wide table


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Random rolls for where the Mutineers came on the table, six Brigades in all, and base on the rules 14,000 men eager for a fight.


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The pickets rolled the dice and reported nothing, all is well in the camps as the Sepoys advance


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The British established a base on the Delhi ridge to the north of the city and the Siege of Delhi began, lasting from July 1 to September 21. The encirclement left gaps, the British outnumbered by superior numbers. The rebels found bring supplies and reinforcements through the siege easy. For several weeks, disease, exhaustion and continuous sorties by rebels from Delhi tested the British forces.


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 Outbreaks of rebellion in the Punjab failed, allowing the Punjab Movable Column of British, Sikh and Pakhtun soldiers under John Nicholson to reinforce the besiegers on the Ridge on August 14.On 30th of August the rebels offered terms, rejected by the British.

The sun begins to light up the ridge


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The walled city of Delhi became the focal point of the Mutiny. It was the seat of Bahadur Shah, the aged Mughal Emperor, and it occupied a key strategic position between Calcutta and the new territories of the Punjab. The recapture of Delhi became a priority for the British.

Orders of moving forward by the Mutineers became confusing and arguments arose with leaders and Brigades refused to move forward (which seem to be a common problem during the war)


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 On 7 June 1857 a hastily-raised force of 4,000 men succeeded in occupying a ridge overlooking Delhi but was far too weak to attempt to retake the city itself. Faced by over 30,000 mutineers they came under increasing pressure themselves and began to suffer losses through cholera.

On the right wing of the Delhi ridge the alarm is alive, and the camp rush to form up and prepare to the defence.


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However reinforcements gradually arrived from the Punjab, including a siege train of 32 guns and 2,000 men under Brigadier-General John Nicholson. By 14 September the British had about 9,000 men before Delhi. A third were British while the rest were Sikhs, Punjabis and Gurkhas. Breaches were made in the city walls, a gate was blown and after a week’s vicious street fighting,

The Gurkas also become alert and under the rules they have to pass a order to form up


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Delhi was back under British control. Although operations continued until 1859, notably in central India, the recapture of Delhi proved a decisive factor in the suppression of the Mutiny.

The Delhi Ridge and positions of troops


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The center now is formed and only the British left wing now has a problem, bloody Highlander camp were proberly drinking as always.


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PT 2 next week.


The Victorian Outpost

Its a new gaming place in Grimsby with new terrain and new scenery, lots of respect for all wargamers and is the best place to game in town.

Anybody who wishes to visit the venue to arrange a game then  just pm me and lets roll those dice.

http://www.victorian-steel.co

Offline War In 15MM

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Re: Attack on the Delhi Ridge 1857
« Reply #1 on: May 27, 2014, 02:33:29 PM »
Your stuff is always a pleasure to see.  Richard

Offline smirnoff

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Re: Attack on the Delhi Ridge 1857
« Reply #2 on: May 27, 2014, 04:52:28 PM »
Splendid!
Hope the rules get published....

Offline nevermore

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Re: Attack on the Delhi Ridge 1857
« Reply #3 on: May 27, 2014, 07:09:42 PM »
Splendid!
Hope the rules get published....

We are working on it, should be soon.

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Re: Attack on the Delhi Ridge 1857
« Reply #4 on: May 27, 2014, 10:51:22 PM »
Awesome setup,nice panoramic shot of the board,you never disappoint.

Offline Marine0846

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Re: Attack on the Delhi Ridge 1857
« Reply #5 on: May 28, 2014, 01:03:24 AM »
Really a cool setup.
Just love it.
Can't wait for part 2.
Semper Fi, Mac

Offline FifteensAway

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Re: Attack on the Delhi Ridge 1857
« Reply #6 on: May 29, 2014, 02:29:37 AM »
Once again I must remind the fine folk of Grimbsy (the gaming ones, anyway) that it is much easier to get figures painted in and around Sacramento, California.  The weather allows priming and sealing through most of the year.  Why, on some days, your primer and or sealer will set in mere minutes and you can get on to the next batch.

So, when is the Great Migration?  Come on, you know you want to be here rather than there!   8)

Offline nevermore

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Re: Attack on the Delhi Ridge 1857
« Reply #7 on: May 29, 2014, 08:19:03 AM »
WOW ! I'm off to the sun, you sold me, four bloody days of constant rain here, i'm sick of it

Offline FifteensAway

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Re: Attack on the Delhi Ridge 1857
« Reply #8 on: May 29, 2014, 01:17:19 PM »
Well, hallelujah, nevermore.  Now, don't forget to bring your minis.  And, by the by, I have a table ready for you.  lol

 

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