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Title: 10mm Zulu War with Black Powder
Post by: sunjester on 08 October 2018, 10:54:03 PM
I had Henry over for a gaming day today. He brought his 10mm Zulu War armies and we managed to get two games in, one before lunch and one afterwards. It was a simple scenario, the British had to escort a supply column across the table, or at least fight the Zulus off and prevent them capturing or destroying the baggage.

The British had 2 brigades, each of 3 infantry units, plus a single light gun.  The Zulus had 3 brigades of 3 warband units and a brigade of 2 warbands and 2 skirmishers (Head, Chest and 2 Horns!).

Batreps and photos on the blog http://grahamsgaming.blogspot.com/2018/10/10mm-zulu-war-with-black-powder.html

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1943/31313762848_a8c2e87fa3.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/PH6dJU) (https://flic.kr/p/PH6dJU)


Title: Re: 10mm Zulu War with Black Powder
Post by: Maenoferren on 08 October 2018, 11:02:52 PM
Good looking games 👍


Title: Re: 10mm Zulu War with Black Powder
Post by: Cavillarius on 08 October 2018, 11:14:30 PM
This looks great! As Im about to start a massive project on the Second Afghan War, using BP too, can I ask you about your basing? Im considering using 30x30 bases with either 6 infantry in two ranks or three cavalry in 1 rank. You seem to have chosen a different approach, however. Id love to hear your considerations...


Title: Re: 10mm Zulu War with Black Powder
Post by: mad lemmey on 08 October 2018, 11:18:49 PM
Great report Graham


Title: Re: 10mm Zulu War with Black Powder
Post by: paulr on 09 October 2018, 12:14:04 AM
 :-bd =D> :-bd


Title: Re: 10mm Zulu War with Black Powder
Post by: fsn on 09 October 2018, 07:59:24 AM
Good looking games 👍
Is that a thumbs up, or a rabbit?

If it's a thumbs up, I've just had a great idea for some of the new Pendraken Zoo range.  :-\


Title: Re: 10mm Zulu War with Black Powder
Post by: sunjester on 09 October 2018, 08:28:09 AM
Thank you all for the kind words chaps.

I'm a little wary of fsn having a "great idea"  :- :o

Cavillarius, Henry's collection are all based for a previous set of rules (I'm not sure what), but I must admit by double ranking the Zulus they certainly look good.
I'm just starting to paint French Foreign Legion and Tuaregs for BP and I'm going for 30mm frontages. Regular infantry will be 20mm deep, everything else will be 30mm square. The warband are 5/6 figures in a clump, the regulars will be in 2 ranks. Cavalry will be 2 or 3 figures, depending on whether they are skirmish or not.


Title: Re: 10mm Zulu War with Black Powder
Post by: Steve J on 09 October 2018, 08:51:48 AM
Great to see BP being used for smaller sized games and some nice 'photos to boot :)


Title: Re: 10mm Zulu War with Black Powder
Post by: Womble67 on 10 October 2018, 09:18:29 AM
Great to see BP being used for smaller sized games and some nice 'photos to boot :)

I'm a huge fan of the black powder rules, we use them for quite a few periods at the club

Take care

Andy


Title: Re: 10mm Zulu War with Black Powder
Post by: Terry37 on 10 October 2018, 03:16:02 PM
Just got a chance to look at this one, and must say some really nice looking armies! Well done!!! Have always been a  fan of colonial gaming, and have several DBA based armies for it.

Terry