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Fire & Sword Turn 05: March 1884

The fight near Dongola in February 1884

After the rather erratic results in February 1884 the Anglo-Egyptian forces were facing some great challenges (and some perhaps unrecognised opportunities) in March. Both Eastern & Western Sudan are only showing very low levels of rebellion and not offering a

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Fire & Sword Battle 06: The Gardner’s Jammed & The Yorks Vanquished

Revolt in the Sudan Battle 6 Photo 6

As described in Fire & Sword Turn 04: February 1884 Sir Henry’s column continued South towards Dongola, and at the 3rd Cataract is met by the first supply steamer to have made it beyond the 2nd Cataract. It resupplies his column and brings welcome reinforcements

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Fire & Sword Battle 05: Because We’re ‘ere Yuzbashi! Nobody Else. Just Us.

Shaigiya Khayála thunder into the Berber Slums through the narrow streets!

Akhtar Pasha had just spent the last few weeks trekking along the caravan trail from Suakin to Berber. When he left Suakin the Eastern Sudan was quiet and unchanged despite the violent rebellion raging in Northern & Southern Sudan –

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Fire & Sword Turn 04: February 1884

Sudanese Infantry in action near Berber in the Sudan

With January 1884 drawing to a close, the revolt appeared to have been stabilising – however the Eastern Sudan, despite the relative quiet in the region now finally also erupted (or rather simmered) into full blown rebellion – the results were

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Fire & Sword Battle 04: Sally at Abu Hamed

Followed by more Dervishes

As referred to in Turn 03: January 1884, at Abu Hamed Sayed Bey decides to sally forth from the town and endeavour to temporarily break the siege. While Abu Hamed is now plentifully supplied with resources (it has over 6 months of

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A Spanish Village near Waterloo

French Dragoons Advance On Foot

In a Spanish Village somewhere between Quatre Bras and Waterloo, in Belgium, Napoleon’s advanced guard clashed with rearguard elements of Wellington’s retiring British & German allied force. My detachment of dragoons were in the vanguard of the returning Emperor’s advance,

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Work Begins On Rorke’s Drift

SSWG's Rorke's Drift at Salute 2006 in the UK.

Well its been much longer than planned and to get things along I have enlisted my mate Kieran (6mm Wargaming) to build my Rorke’s Drift Models and Base Board for me. I have been inspired by the SSWG’s (Southend &

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John Curry’s “History Of Wargaming” Upate

On the 04 May 2012 John Curry sent the following update out concerning his “History of Wargaming” project for those who may not have seen it: This is a short occasional update on the publishing progress of the History of Wargaming Project.

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Hundred Days British

Life has been a bit hectic over Christmas – with holidays, work, catching up on gardening & clearing clutter (both wargaming and general household accumulation), and a few other matters – so I haven’t had much chance to progress any posts

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Some Great New WWII Dragon Armor

Dragon Armor has announced in the last few weeks the release of several of their new models planned for the 2011-2012 period, as many will know the Japanese Type 95 Ha-Go and Type 97 Chi-Ha have both been released (there

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Rorke’s Drift Arrives!

Warlord Games Rorkes Drift Artwork

My Warlord Games “Rorke’s Drift” box set arrived today… It’s an impressive beast- it was part of their pre-order special on the new Anglo-Zulu War range that’s the premier of their new strategic partnership with Empress Miniatures. At the time I resisted the urge

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Near Three Divisions at 1:1 with Airfix Figures!

I saw this posted on TMP and couldn’t resist putting a link up here!

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Dominant Hill: The Black Brunswickers Baptism

The Brunswick Uhlans about to be overwhelmed by French Cavalry

Recently I finally got my Brunswick Corps close to completion (well barring the grass for the bases, and the 3 Brigade Commander figures) and Cam and I were overdue for another larger game akin to The Crossroads (that we had

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Off To Sink The Bismark? But With Which Rules?

While I had the camera out the other day I thought I’d snap a few quick shots of my 1/2400th World War II naval models. I picked these up several months ago off a wargamer in the USA as I

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