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Rorkes Drift, 28mm Black Powder

PostPosted: Sun Jul 09, 2017 9:07 pm
by Golf Alpha Zulu
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PWG recently played a 28mm Black Powder game representing the encounter at Rorkes Drift.

It was based on the scenario rules presented in the BP Zulu! campaign supplement: 8 x 6 table, with 48 figures representing the British, and 280 figures representing the 4 izimbutho of the Zulu. Ten players were involved, with one acting as umpire, and with the British split into 5 commands, and the Zulus into 4.

The game played out to a plausible historical result, with the Zulu's defeated despite breaching the perimeter walls and entering the hospital building. In fact, even when assigned a second wave of attackers, the British held steady and made their superior discipline and firepower count.

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