|Madhist battle line takes shape - very ominous|
|The emir's standard|
|Camelry takes the lead - the beast are in a bad mood...|
The British had a battalion from the Cameron Highlanders (or the Gordons, depending on your interpretation of my brushwork on the kilts), a battalion from the Yorks & Lancs, a detachment of naval troops, a gatling gun and some lads from the 10th Hussars.
The Madhists had three big warbands of warriors with spears, a unit of cavalry with spears and carbines, a unit of camel scouts with carbines and two groups of skirmishers with captured Remington breech loaders. They also had a captured Krupp gun crewed by Egyptian "volunteers".
|Madhist skirmishers with rifles - likely captured from the Egyptians which had been previously "defeated"|
|Another view of the Madhist attack|
|Madhist religious leader at the forefront of the cavalry. The "WTF?" token was used to indicate disorder.|
|Madhist Krupp gun, with overseer and Egyptian "volunteers"|
|The 10th Hussars ride to glory - and a break point|
Dallas brought out the movement trays for "War of the Ring" and they worked well for the British. I look forward to getting my own sabot-trays for these figures and playing more Black Powder in the future.
I really enjoy Black Powder. The rules are very quick, simple and very flexible. They certainly have a lot of similarities to Warmaster, but they are adjusted very nicely to get this style of game. The guys seemed pretty engaged with them. As I said above, it was only my second run through so I probably screwed up a few calls but overall I think we had the spirit of the game.
As you can see from the pictures, photos of the British are lacking - I am hoping Dallas will upload some he took when he has a moment. In the meantime, you can get a look at a similar game from Regina here.
Thanks for posting the report, Greg! I've uploaded the pics I took of the game with some captions...
|The Mahdist battle line|
|Some of the frothing Madhists|
|British line formed up with Hussars on the left, Yorks and Lancs in the middle and Highlanders at right|
|Yorks and Lancs, fitting well in the GW WotR movement tray|
|Disrupted Mahdist mob|
|Hussars hit the Mahdist right flank|
|Mahdist mob about to evaporate; Hussars charge through into camelry at top left...|
|Hussars slam into the Mahdist camelry, outcome is not so good for the horsemen|
|Camels roll over the blown Hussars and move to threaten the flank of the Yorks and Lancs...|
|Camels slam into the infantry - a nice co-ordinated charge by the Mahdists|
|Mahdists win the combat but the British withdraw in |
|Highlanders are under pressure on the other flank|
|Mahdist horsemen charge in...|
|"Epic fail" for a failed order by the Mahdist boss...|
|...matched by a British blunder!|
|Ultimately, British pluck carried the day - huzzah!!|