Battle: circa 1882
Rules: Battles of Empire
Forces involved: British - 2 Bn of infantry, detachment of Marines with maxim, and a Regt of dragoons and two bty of artillery. Egyptians - 4 bn of regulars and "fousands" of militia'y types.
Players: John, Noel (organiser), Chris, Pete, Bruce, Alex
Date: 12th May, 2013
Desolate terrain. The British objective is the village and well at the far end of the table. The Egyptians deployed first but could hide units in the wadis (brown felt).
The Marines managed to see off the cavalry however the centre was taking fire from all directions and suffering casualties accordingly. It was a bit of an ignominious defeat for the Brits with words spoken in the house.
Fun set of rules with movement and morale combined in one throw like Fire and Fury. British fire power was superior but couldn't be combined with movement. The Brits had spread their fire power too thin and ideally moving with one company whilst firing with another would be an ideal tactic but it was difficult to implement. Another go next time with better understanding of the rules should even things out.