Doug was also hosting his very good friend and long time wargamer Larry Armin. Larry was on his last days of visiting Doug here in Denver so I thought he would enjoy playing in a gunboat battle. The same for Doug who missed Colonial Barracks and our last club meeting. So without missing a beat I setup a slightly smaller but action packed scenario which resembles the CBV and CMH battles.
In this battle, the sister boats of the Kadesh and the Giza are both present in the British force. The scenario has the British going after the Pointe again. The same objectives to destroy the mud forts and occupy the Pointe were in effect. So this time the Grenadier Guards have been disembarked onshore and the Camel Corps along with a Screw gun battery making a flank move inland who will join the battle a little later.
We used the old school TSAF (Brom) rules alongside Boilers and Breechloaders (Wilson). This should be interesting. This battle flowed very well with all players playing TSAF before.
And back in Wadi Halfa Capt. Lucas (ex-Giza I Capt.) of the Giza incident, is still awaiting his court martial and the proceedings should be starting very soon. He has been seen hanging around the boatyard, head down in deep thought.
|Colonial Times announcing the Giza incident|
Last Stand Dan's Project table
I am starting to build out my Egyptian forces along with some cavalry units. In fact, cavalry units on both sides will come into play in the next Sudan campaign (2016). The next campaign will be similar to the Khartoum River dash or Nile campaign but in southern Sudan. So that means new gunboats and dhows to be built. And I also have some requests to build a couple of boats for some gamers out there. I better get to work. More on this later.
Well back to the battle, enjoy the pictures and embedded AAR.
Last Stand Dan