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Author Topic: Update to - TMWWBKs AAR - Rains, Mule Trains And Delayed Steam Trains  (Read 4235 times)

Offline Widows Son

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Re: TMWWBKs AAR - Rains, Mule Trains And Delayed Steam Trains
« Reply #15 on: December 26, 2016, 07:58:18 AM »
A surprise result!b o_o  The Egyptian Infantry won the melee and ended up routing the Emir Guard unit.  Fantastic work again by another Egyptian unit.  It may be that the British get a downgrade from Veteran status and the Egyptians get a well-deserved upgrade for the next game!  ;)

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Re: TMWWBKs AAR - Rains, Mule Trains And Delayed Steam Trains
« Reply #16 on: December 26, 2016, 08:02:35 AM »
The OC of El-Biir, having declined the advice to send out work parties, and to examine the local area, failed to notice a handy ladder propped against one of the outbuildings.  The Dervishes, however, did not miss this gift…  Here the second unit of Emir Guard Infantry move past the manned building with the ladder, with the aim of getting to the building evacuated by the hungover sailors.  The race is on…

I shall break for now and post the rest of the pictures of this battle later today.

Offline Widows Son

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Re: TMWWBKs AAR - Rains, Mule Trains And Delayed Steam Trains
« Reply #17 on: December 26, 2016, 08:13:28 AM »
Thanks Andrei1975 - very much appreciated.

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Re: TMWWBKs AAR - Rains, Mule Trains And Delayed Steam Trains
« Reply #18 on: December 26, 2016, 09:18:35 AM »
This looks a fantastic game! :D I've had several very enjoyable games with TMWWBK already myself, it's a fun and flexible set of rules. I'm looking forward to the rest of the photos.

Offline chicklewis

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Re: TMWWBKs AAR - Rains, Mule Trains And Delayed Steam Trains
« Reply #19 on: December 26, 2016, 11:58:02 AM »
Wonderful-looking game, gorgeous table, and very nicely painted units !!

I really like the little 'touches' you added for additional tension. 

The premise is clever, but I have ridden that railway line from Wadi Halfa to Khartoum (on the roof of a carriage) back in '75, and you might be interested to know that there is NO wet season in northern Sudan.  They get the 'very dry' season and the 'even drier' season.

Many kudos to your fine game and apparently even finer gamers !!

Chick



"Sufficient for the day is the evil thereof."

Offline Widows Son

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Re: TMWWBKs AAR - Rains, Mule Trains And Delayed Steam Trains
« Reply #20 on: December 26, 2016, 04:16:03 PM »
Thanks Sunjester and Chick for those kind words - greatly appreciated!

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Re: TMWWBKs AAR - Rains, Mule Trains And Delayed Steam Trains
« Reply #21 on: December 26, 2016, 04:19:17 PM »
The Emir Guard unit on the rooftop that the sailors vacated.  The find of the ladder certainly helped them in this regard, but they also 'helped themselves' by grasping the opportunity to attack the building as soon as possible.

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Re: TMWWBKs AAR - Rains, Mule Trains And Delayed Steam Trains
« Reply #22 on: December 26, 2016, 04:20:57 PM »
The unit consolidates its position on the roof...

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Re: TMWWBKs AAR - Rains, Mule Trains And Delayed Steam Trains
« Reply #23 on: December 26, 2016, 04:25:14 PM »
The Emir Guard unit comes down from the roof into the compound, and enters into melee with the naval infantry.  Unfortunately for the Emir Guard they failed to realise that they had come between the sailors and their rum barrels, which were stored in the ground floor… the sailors flew into a rage and beat the Emir Guard.   o_o  The moral of the story is not to get between a sailor and his rum ration!

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Re: TMWWBKs AAR - Rains, Mule Trains And Delayed Steam Trains
« Reply #24 on: December 26, 2016, 04:29:01 PM »
While the melee continues in the courtyard, the Hadendowa outside move towards the ladder.

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Re: TMWWBKs AAR - Rains, Mule Trains And Delayed Steam Trains
« Reply #25 on: December 26, 2016, 04:32:42 PM »
The naval infantry, having won the melee inside the compound - and secured their rum ration - remount the roof and start to fire with some effect onto the advancing Mahdists.

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Re: TMWWBKs AAR - Rains, Mule Trains And Delayed Steam Trains
« Reply #26 on: December 26, 2016, 04:38:03 PM »
The Egyptian unit on this roof performed very well throughout the entire battle, pouring effective fire into many Mahdist units, despite being rated as 'poor shots'.  It was only in the last couple of turns of the battle that they became pinned and fell back from the roof.  They were strong contenders for 'unit of the game'.

The Gatling gun has just been re-crewed, however they became pinned again before they could fire!

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Re: TMWWBKs AAR - Rains, Mule Trains And Delayed Steam Trains
« Reply #27 on: December 26, 2016, 04:41:18 PM »
With the Egyptian Infantry at last driven from the roof, and the RN Infantry once again feeling ill from their hangovers (pinned AGAIN!), the GPO Rifles mount the roof and soon let the Dervishes know the foolishness of approaching too closely...

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Re: TMWWBKs AAR - Rains, Mule Trains And Delayed Steam Trains
« Reply #28 on: December 26, 2016, 04:43:17 PM »
Beja rifles, having satisfied themselves that the Relief Column were seen off, move to the large rocky hill and start to snipe at the defenders of El-Biir.

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Re: TMWWBKs AAR - Rains, Mule Trains And Delayed Steam Trains
« Reply #29 on: December 26, 2016, 04:45:09 PM »
Mr Kipling, the correspondent from The Morning Post.  If he was next to a unit leader, that unit received a bonus of 1 for morale tests.

 

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