|The Brigade will advance!|
Our objective was to relieve a small force besieged in a smaller town, I wasn't bothered personally about the Egyptians but there were Jack Tars in there and by god Johnny Dervish wasn't going to have them. Although it looked easy there was a lot of uneven terrain and scrub between us and our target which we were warned could hide any number of the enemy, so promptly changed our mind about march columns and formed brigade squares.
|The Navy and some other guys hold out.|
|Stuart gets ready to charge.|
|Our left flank under vicious attack.|
|The trenches in front of 29th Brigade.|
|Desperate fighting on the left, I love this picture.|
|The Seaforth's deliver deadly accurate volleys.|
|The 29th about to take the trenches.|
I have yet to get my head around the ethos of Black Powder where you can move units seemingly at will which I am not used to, but once you do it does do a good job of giving you a decent and exciting game without a headache. It seems to be popular at the club but at £30 it is way too expensive a book just to take part in the odd game, I am fortunate that the other guys all have the rules and Rob is happy to umpire. I do manage the basic mechanics once I play so I am not merely moving troops around.
I almost forgot, this was a lovely game to play in and the different uniforms of the Imperial forces and the mass of Dervishes were a treat to behold, my photographs do not do them justice, sadly I do not need another period at the moment.