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Offline nevermore

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Attack on the Delhi Ridge 1857 pt 2
« on: June 04, 2014, 10:05:43 AM »
Attack on the Delhi Ridge 1857 pt 2


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

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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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Mutineer Sepoy brigade advance on the center


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The Mutineer left brigade becomes confusing as a order is not given to advance but to halt


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The pickets fire shots and a Sikh company rush forward in support


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At last the alarm is set for 3 companys of Highlanders to move into postion and make a defence line in the village

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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Bengal cavalry move forward towards the center

 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.

One Highlander company is almost caught still preparing while set in the camp


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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.

Artillery support and two more Sikh companys rush forward towards the picket line


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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.


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The 10th already formed up take aim


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Loyal Sepoy take postion


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,




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Two brigades give the british right flank a tough time

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.



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Indian leader screams to move his Battalions forward againsted the center

Highlanders in the nick of time save the british left, but it was close


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The Battlefield, all the British in the end manage to sound the alarm at each camp, the British were outnumber 3-1 but under the Victorian Steel rules the Mutineers command control stalled the advance and gave the camps that little bit more time to form up and fire those Enfield rifles, very close game as always and a very differant game setup.


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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

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Re: Attack on the Delhi Ridge 1857 pt 2
« Reply #1 on: June 04, 2014, 10:36:54 AM »
Spectacular!  :)
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Re: Attack on the Delhi Ridge 1857 pt 2
« Reply #2 on: June 04, 2014, 11:13:11 AM »
Nice game! :o :o

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Re: Attack on the Delhi Ridge 1857 pt 2
« Reply #3 on: June 04, 2014, 09:23:44 PM »
Impressive ! Any update on the rules release ?


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Re: Attack on the Delhi Ridge 1857 pt 2
« Reply #4 on: June 05, 2014, 03:43:04 AM »
So, so, nice.
Just love your photos.
Thanks for sharing.
Semper Fi, Mac

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Re: Attack on the Delhi Ridge 1857 pt 2
« Reply #5 on: June 05, 2014, 08:33:43 AM »
Impressive ! Any update on the rules release ?

Rules should be up and running in July

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Re: Attack on the Delhi Ridge 1857 pt 2
« Reply #6 on: June 05, 2014, 05:14:45 PM »
Not long to wait then,thanks for swift response.

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Re: Attack on the Delhi Ridge 1857 pt 2
« Reply #7 on: June 05, 2014, 05:19:16 PM »
Great looking game, very impressive.


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Re: Attack on the Delhi Ridge 1857 pt 2
« Reply #8 on: June 05, 2014, 09:51:16 PM »
What date is Durham?
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Re: Attack on the Delhi Ridge 1857 pt 2
« Reply #9 on: June 06, 2014, 05:19:55 AM »

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Re: Attack on the Delhi Ridge 1857 pt 2
« Reply #10 on: June 06, 2014, 05:22:48 AM »
Rules should be up and running in July

excellent
tip us the wink will you please?

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Re: Attack on the Delhi Ridge 1857 pt 2
« Reply #11 on: June 06, 2014, 05:37:51 PM »
Spectacular!

Took the words right out of my mouth.

Awesome!  :-*

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Re: Attack on the Delhi Ridge 1857 pt 2
« Reply #12 on: June 10, 2014, 08:42:37 AM »
Can't wait to see this game at the weekend!!!!  :-* :-* :-* :-* :-*

I'm guessing that I'll be stuck Dave T's stall and this game all day! which reminds me, recharge battery for camera and bring tripod!! If I can find them amongst all the detritus that comes with moving!

Be great to meet at last too  8)

Darrell.

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Re: Attack on the Delhi Ridge 1857 pt 2
« Reply #13 on: June 10, 2014, 11:01:33 AM »
Can't wait to see this game at the weekend!!!!  :-* :-* :-* :-* :-*

I'm guessing that I'll be stuck Dave T's stall and this game all day! which reminds me, recharge battery for camera and bring tripod!! If I can find them amongst all the detritus that comes with moving!

Be great to meet at last too  8)

Darrell.

Should be a good battle, plenty of Sepoy regiments and desert boards on the way up.

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Re: Attack on the Delhi Ridge 1857 pt 2
« Reply #14 on: June 10, 2014, 11:26:10 AM »
Should be a good battle, plenty of Sepoy regiments and desert boards on the way up.

Can't wait!!  :)

Darrell.

 

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