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Fire & Sword Battle 03: The Battle of Baqah al-Garbiyyah Oasis

The Scout on the other flank is caught and suffers horribly...

As Sir Henry’s Column advanced South towards Akasha, he received word of a large Dervish Force from ostensibly friendly locals (but more likely disgruntled Mahdists with a score to settle against the Mahdist force’s commander). As this force was reported

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Fire & Sword Turn 03: January 1884

Sudanese Infantry

The Anglo-Egyptians luck runs out – the revolt has spread into Western Sudan; Darfur & Kordofan are aflame with Mahdist support and Dara immediately falls to the rapidly growing Dervish Army in Darfur. Even worse El Fasher falls immediately after

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Fire & Sword Battle 02: The March to Wadi Halfa

The Fuzzy-Wuzzys bear down on the Naval Brigade!

Having camped but a days march from the approaches to Wadi Halfa in late September 1883, Sir Henry Frotheringham’s relief column is suddenly assaulted in the early dawn by a large Dervish Force…!

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Fire & Sword Turn 02: December 1883

Part of the Naval Brigade form square at Wadi Halfa

The Anglo-Egyptians get a lucky break, the Khedive is relieved to hear the revolt hasn’t spread to Darfur & Kordofan, the breadbasket of the Sudan. Meanwhile in Khartoum the available supplies have actually increased thanks to Bordein’s unexpected, albeit hasty,

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Fire & Sword Battle 01: Skirmish before Metemma

Egyptian Infantry at Metemma

Maizoub ‘John’ Pasha despatches Talahawiyeh (with her 9pdr Gun, Nordenfelt MG, & detachment of 6 armed Sailors) towing a Nuggar and transporting the 4/5th Egyptian Company (20 men), down river towards Abu Hamed – to discover the full situation and

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Fire & Sword Turn 01: November 1883

Dervish Baggara Cavalry along the Nile

The campaign begins with a violent revolt in the North and South, spreading fast like a bush fire. The North had been a powder keg for some time but it had been hoped any insurrection might be contained there. The

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Fire & Sword Campaign Set Up

Headquarters of a Sudanese Battalion

The initial deployment was done randomly – using a random table I generated to use in conjunction with Steve Winter’s original rules. This resulted in a reasonably conventional, although not necessarily ideal deployment of the Egyptian forces. The actual size

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Our First Fire & Sword Campaign

Beja 'Fuzzy-Wuzzies' crash into a British line!

Some of us at the Auckland Wargaming Club were inspired by Steve Winter’s campaign at the Colonial Angle website – so we grabbed Steve’s great idea, I tweaked it a little to suit me, and off we went! First thing

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Fire & Sword in the Sudan Campaign

Egyptian Infantry

Our Colonial Campaign gets ready to kick off! Turn one has already begun and the Sudan has erupted into revolt. See how the campaign is going here… Our First Fire & Sword Campaign.

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