Dervish to the Left, Dervish to the Right..On Ride the British Hussars!

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!

The Dervish Hordes..

The Dervish Hordes..

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Mahdi's Camel Patrol

The Mahdi’s Camel Patrol

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Osman Digna's Dervish, they would put the squeeze on the Highlanders

Osman Digna’s Dervish, they would put the squeeze on the Highlanders

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The British Hussars begin their charge!  Not seen is the thin Egyptian line of rifleman who pushed back all before them with fire.

The British Hussars begin their charge! Just to the upper right can be seen is the thin Egyptian and British line of rifleman who pushed back all before them with fire.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dervish debacles onset,  I rolled so badly for my leader that I ran it off the table lest it interfere with the good commanders of the units!!

Dervish debacles onset, I rolled so badly for my leader that I ran it off the table lest it interfere with the good commanders of the units!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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