|Having learnt in the past that "tribal forces " need |
to make the best use of any cover.
It was a little disturbing that Jim had nearly all the scrub
over his side of the table. I had a few hills
and Poor Richard had a large open area to cross.
|I skjityed the hills as best I could.|
JIM malingered at the back (If he ever gets a blog)
Then and only then can he have his say.
|Richard had to cross open ground.|
The results were well shall we say predictable.
Tim sent his cavalry (Lancers) and attacked one of my married units
the British Lancers won, but not decisively
But it was a win. Costly for both of us.
|using every inch of cover, and being criticised by my own team for doing so|
I advanced without taking many further casualties.
yes I took a few, but not very many from shooting.
|Suddenly in a position to attack. Richards forces did|
manage to attack the defended barricade.
But he was beaten back with terrible casualties.
|It was then I was able to launch my attack.|
Instead of attacking Tim who had squared off against me. I
swerved and attacked Colin's troops in the rear.
I think all the other players were surprised.
|Tim was of course happy that he was not attacked. |
But sad at the same time as the
british line lost quite badly
Resulting in a huge hole in their centre.
|I cannot claim it all my own way though.|
Tim used carbine fire from horseback and almost wiped out my married unit.
|My unmarried unit also lost it,s leader in the fight and was thus unwilling to motivate.|
But the hole in the British line did allow the other Zulu players to
advance and exploit the situation.