Monday, 22 February 2010
Here was our long overdue foray into Zululand. British interlopers Eason (head of the column) and Halliday (bringing up the rear at a tardy pace) were crossing the shallow drift near a handy collection of buildings.
The impis of Coutts, arrayed in typical formation began encircling and coralling the British into a tight formation around the buildings.
Despite some brave delaying tactics by Durnford at the rear of the column his NNC were obliterated! The column leading scouts fled at first sight of their ferocious opponents and were massacred within rifle shot of a watching red coated Company manning the stone walled compound.
Westerhope Wargames Group are based in the west end of Newcastle upon Tyne.
We wargame historically covering hugely diverse periods from Alexander the Great, Roman Republic & Imperial through to Horse and Musket wars. ECW, Wars of the Spanish Succession, 7 Years War, Napoleonic and ACW through to Colonial Zulu and Sudanese scenarios. Oh and we can queeze in some modern if time is pressing!
We game weekly in battles of typically 500 figures per side on a 10' by 6' table. Big games to task your command skills.
We believe knowledge is more important that learning Rules, hence we use our own. We aim to achieve a result in a fast moving battle that will be completed in 3-4 hours.
One set of rules fits all...... too good to be true, trust me it's true.
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