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Offline nevermore

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Flank attack - Retreat from Chinhat 1857
« on: September 23, 2015, 08:33:44 AM »
Flank attack - Retreat from Chinhat 1857


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Great game and very different from what we have done before, this is one scenario which will be in the PDF Vol One at the end of the month available free of charge to download from http://www.victorian-steel.com/  and quickly followed by Vol two. There will have order of battles and maps ect.More photos of the battle at http://www.victorian-steel.com/




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The Battle of Chinhat was a much miscalculated effort by the British to show military might. Acting on intelligence received through native spies that a small force of insurgents was approaching Lucknow and it would be a quick way for the British to score a quick victory, Sir Henry Lawrence bowed to the pressure exerted upon him by his advisers and ordered three companies of the 32nd Regiment of Foot, several companies of the 13th NI , some detachments of other regiments, a small force of Sikh and European volunteer cavalry, as well as Bengal and Native Artillery to proceed along the Faizabad road to intercept, what he had been led to believe was a force no more than several hundred strong.




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As it turned out, Lawrence (and his advisers for that matter) had been sadly deceived.  The insurgents outnumbered the British by approximately 6’000 to 600 – they fired on the British as they approached Ismaelganj close to the village of Chinhat- holding strong positions behind stone walls and in the village they soon inflicted heavy casualties on the British forces, especially on the 32nd Foot. The 13th NI attempted to attack to the right of village but the rebels were well entrenched and their leadership flawless. These insurgents were not a mindless rabble – consisting of retainers of local landowners and men of the East India Company Army they were led by Barkat Ahmad, a mutineer officer of the Company’s army – they were not only British trained, but to some extent “British” led. The British on the other hand were exhausted before the battle had begun – the merciless June heat and the fact that the soldiers had been sent out into the field without food or adequate drink, many soldiers died of heat stroke before a shot was fired and precious more were to die in the retreat from the same cause. It quickly turned into a rout for the British and was one of the few victories the mutineers ever obtained against them throughout the Mutiny.




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We came up with a game of what would of happened if the British column under the command of Sir Henry Lawrence decided to order a retreat rather than attack. As we know his men were exhausted and he could of easy gone against his advisers and taken this action which would of seemed to be a better judgment after the observation of the enemy.




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So the British in our game decided to fight a rearguard action, it was a 18ft table at one end lay a bridge which Sir Henry Lawrence had to reach and cross.They began in column formation, orders are of "Victorian Steel rules" they were outnumbered 10-1 so the Mutineers had a choice of what brigades decided to follow at the rear of the British column, but also deciding what brigades were trying to outflank the British.

We came up with a number for each brigade that tried to outflank the column, each game turn a dice 6 was rolled for each brigade and this mounted up as the game advance, (example first turn brigade one - dice six rolled  = 4, turn two = 3 turn three = 2, by turn three the total was 9, this brigade needed 18 before it could enter the table)

Once reach the brigade number, the brigade could enter on a random roll on a dice six, which could be in front,side or rear of the British.The game was one of the best Indian Mutiny we have had at the club and with luck the Mutineers managed to mostly get the brigades in front and flank of the British, Sir Henry never did make it to the bridge and the game itself could so easy of been very different.

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Offline shadowking1957

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Re: Flank attack - Retreat from Chinhat 1857
« Reply #1 on: September 23, 2015, 08:44:49 AM »
splendid

Offline Atheling

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Re: Flank attack - Retreat from Chinhat 1857
« Reply #2 on: September 23, 2015, 09:21:05 AM »
Brilliant!!  :-* :-* :-*

Beam me down Malcy ;)  lol
 
Darrell.

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Re: Flank attack - Retreat from Chinhat 1857
« Reply #3 on: September 23, 2015, 10:05:43 AM »
Cheers for that, would of got these pics up last week, but things get in the way, sorry for delay ;)

Offline Atheling

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Re: Flank attack - Retreat from Chinhat 1857
« Reply #4 on: September 23, 2015, 11:35:02 AM »
Cheers for that, would of got these pics up last week, but things get in the way, sorry for delay ;)

I still approve  lol

Darrell.

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Re: Flank attack - Retreat from Chinhat 1857
« Reply #5 on: September 23, 2015, 12:37:02 PM »
Beautiful game!

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Offline War In 15MM

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Re: Flank attack - Retreat from Chinhat 1857
« Reply #6 on: September 23, 2015, 01:12:06 PM »
I always enjoy your tables.  Richard

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Re: Flank attack - Retreat from Chinhat 1857
« Reply #7 on: September 23, 2015, 05:11:55 PM »
Very nice game!  :-* :-*

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Re: Flank attack - Retreat from Chinhat 1857
« Reply #8 on: September 24, 2015, 08:16:45 AM »
Thank you for the comments, Grant mate, you are a star, you made me laugh  lol

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Re: Flank attack - Retreat from Chinhat 1857
« Reply #9 on: September 25, 2015, 12:07:06 AM »
Great looking game.terrain is always what I look to improve on and I like looking at yours/.

Offline FifteensAway

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Re: Flank attack - Retreat from Chinhat 1857
« Reply #10 on: September 25, 2015, 05:46:44 AM »
Great looking game and terrain.

 :? But isn't your opening photo from the siege of Delhi?  I seem to recall seeing it so associated somewhere.  Not that i matters, it is a nice image.

Offline nevermore

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Re: Flank attack - Retreat from Chinhat 1857
« Reply #11 on: September 25, 2015, 07:59:25 AM »
But isn't your opening photo from the siege of Delhi?  I seem to recall seeing it so associated somewhere.  Not that i matters, it is a nice image.

Yes, its only to represent the period, the "Siege of Delhi" is the one i really want to do, so far i have only created the wall, its the gate that has to be spot on and the bridge that should make the game,fingers crossed i have it done for the Hammerhead show.

Juergen, cheers mate 

Offline Arundel

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Re: Flank attack - Retreat from Chinhat 1857
« Reply #12 on: September 25, 2015, 03:45:04 PM »
Outstanding! Thanks for sharing.

Offline swiftnick

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Re: Flank attack - Retreat from Chinhat 1857
« Reply #13 on: November 19, 2015, 09:19:34 AM »
I have looked on the site for the download mentioned but can't see it?

Offline dhtandco

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Re: Flank attack - Retreat from Chinhat 1857
« Reply #14 on: November 20, 2015, 06:39:30 PM »
No unfortunately both Malc and I have had a number of issues recently revolving around ill health and our former club. Will be back on track in 2016 God willing :)

 

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