Author Topic: Battle of Isandlwana  (Read 1966 times)

judgedredd

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on: December 12, 2020, 05:51:03 PM
It's started. The Zulu are on the march


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Reply #1 on: December 12, 2020, 07:03:21 PM
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Reply #2 on: December 16, 2020, 04:42:27 PM
Turn 1...the British deploying is their move phase.

The Zulu coming on the board is their movement phase... so the leaders can move with their 10 warriors another space.

This is the battlefield after the British and Zulu movement phase


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Reply #3 on: December 17, 2020, 05:29:10 PM
Still turn one...just at the end of the British Fire Combat phase.

The Zulu have lost 26 units to British guns. The cavalry units under Roberts and Raw are out of ammo as is one unit of E Company of the 1st of the 24th

Zulu random fire next and then melee

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Reply #4 on: December 18, 2020, 01:05:27 PM
The British didn't lose any trips to the Zulu riflemen.

They didn't fare well in melee though. They lost a Roberts cavalry unit and an NNC unit in Zone 2 to the north and took damage to 5 other units,  reducing them...2 of which are cavalry


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Reply #5 on: December 18, 2020, 03:18:54 PM
British movement phase.

They have quite wisely reduced their perimeter to strengthen their boundaries

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Reply #6 on: December 18, 2020, 03:28:09 PM
The Zulu get their replacements and move forward.


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Reply #7 on: December 18, 2020, 11:26:42 PM
I would NOT have made a good Zulu Warrior. I can't run very far barefoot, I can't hit anything with a spear, and loincloths chafe me.  :-[

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Reply #8 on: December 19, 2020, 04:51:07 AM
The British rifles were again pretty deadly -19 Zulu units gone


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Reply #9 on: December 19, 2020, 04:54:48 AM
At the end of the British Fire phase,  I remove any Ammo Depleted markets dished out in the previous turn

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Reply #10 on: December 19, 2020, 05:04:18 AM
End of turn 2

There was only one melee - against the Zulu leader in Zone 19 - but he did manage to hit a rifle unit before going bye bye

Crucially, the British get their artillery back (flipped back from MOVED) at the start of the next turn and even more crucially, the Zulu losses were lower than 30 so they won't be having any replacements this next turn. That just means it give the British a bit more time to deploy - it's a strategic help.

One unit is out of ammo.

I don't know if I mentioned it but the British do not get any replacements during Isandlwana.
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Reply #11 on: December 19, 2020, 05:11:23 AM
There's a misprint on the board. Zone 18 has a dividing line down it running on from the line separating 17 and 25...however the lower part of 18 does not have any Zone identifier and no range player aid...so I'm treating the whole area as one long Zone 18.

Either it's meant to be that way and the line is a misprint, or the printers have not set the bottom part of Zone 18 as a specific zone with it's own ranges.

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Reply #12 on: December 19, 2020, 06:37:52 AM
From your map picture above, isn't that just Zone 26? It looks to me like Zone 18 just butts up to Zone 26, who's ID info is way down in the corner.
If you mean the perfectly straight line, that looks like a board split/fold line.

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Reply #13 on: December 19, 2020, 08:39:16 AM
^That's exactly what it looks like to me.

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Reply #14 on: December 19, 2020, 10:40:24 AM
 You're right. Zone 26. Thanks. I think the path at the bottom made me think 26 was a different zone

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