David Bickley's Wargames Blog

The occassional ramblings of an average gamer, journeyman painter, indifferent modeller, games designer, sometime writer for Wargames Illustrated and host of games in GHQ.

Thursday, 4 June 2015

Scenes from the Sudan

I recently played a Sudan War game with Jon here in GHQ. I got so involved in the game I forgot to take many pictures. Probably just as well given the final body count... The figures are almost all  Perry Miniatures, supplemented by a few pieces from Castaway Arts and Tiger Miniatures amongst others, while the terrain is a sand coloured felt cloth laid over my boards, with all sorts of bits and bobs to disguise the join with the fertile river valley. The rules we used were my own "A Good Dusting", available from all good retailers! Buildings are from Battleground and Hovells, amongst others I've forgotten. In the first picture the Egyptian garrison of the besieged town stands to, ready to sell itself dearly in the cause. The Imperial force must have one unit reach the walled town to win the game while seeing off as many Mahdists as it can ~
The gallant defenders ready to do their duty


















Meanwhile nothing can disrupt local commerce it seems.


















Beja mounted on camels rush into the fray.


















Bagara Horse and Beja camel mounted forces surprise the Imperial column.


















There is hard fighting all along the front.


















Sadly for the Mahdist cause, "They did n't like up up 'em it seems!"





















The game lasted thirteen turns before the Imperial force reached the beleaguered Egyptian garrison and raised the Siege. I'd like to think that Kipling would have admired the pluck of my Fuzzy Wuzzys, if still praising the Empire's ultimate triumph.

20 comments:

  1. Lovely stuffs, these kinds of things inspire me as I continue with my Colonial minis. :)

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    1. Thank you, Anna. I'm glad you enjoyed your visit here.

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  2. Ace, great lighting in the new GHQ, could have used it on Sunday at Kelham :-)

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    1. Yes, the new LED lighting is really good for photos.

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  3. A great looking game David! Looking at the dusty action makes me think I need some water:

    Christopher

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    1. Thanks for that, Christopher! I'd settle for wine or beer myself.

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    1. Thanks for stopping by. Glad you liked it!

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  5. Your armies are awesome, and I love the second picture, very atmospheric...

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    1. "Awesome", a much overused word if you don't mind me saying so. They are OK, but I've seen much better out there. Glad you liked the market scene photo, it was my favourite too.

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  6. Great terrain - love those little huts!

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    1. Thanks for the comment, Donogh. Huts by Hovells, I do know that.

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  7. Just brilliant! An inspiration!

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    1. Thanks for that Gordon! War gaming should always be a spectacle I think.

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  8. Excellent! Great terrain and figures.

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  9. Great looking game - true colonial gaming.....
    Cheers
    Stu

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