This Monday we played our first game using a new set of Osprey rules, The Man Who Would Be King. The game was set in the Southern Sudan, with a General Smuts feel to it. At the start of the battle it looked very tough for the Egyptian/British force as our Highlander group was beset with hordes of Dervish. Even with the timely attack of the Egyptian Cavalry..there was little hope. On the other fronts, one command refused to move or even fire at the dervish and the others seemed pinned by the hordes confronting them.
It is the little things that change battles, win or loose. The Highlanders did not go silently into the a gentle Sudanese night but fought so hard that both the Dervish commands were broken! Then the Hussars, the Light Brigade Charge that saved an army. Crazy fight, good times, we lost, we won, nope we lost, wow it seems that worked, we won, good times!