|The Boers occupied a strong position with the Scruby Commando on the left,|
the Newline Commando on the right, and the centre covered by a pom-pom.
|The British line - The Suffolks on the left with the Coldsteam Guards on the|
right. To the rear is the 4.7" Naval Gun
|The Boer pom-pom was already in range at the start of the game and lost no|
time in opening up and, rather unsportingly, concentrating fire on the Guards.
|The Guardsmen starting dropping at an alarming rate but their stiff upper lips|
kept them moving forward.
|The Boers now opened up with everything they had. Those Scruby's look|
like they mean business.
|By now the Guards were down to 9 figures and had to retire. Meanwhile the|
Suffolks pushed on although they had taken one pin counter. This reduced
their movement by 2" and rendered a charge against the Boers impossible.
|Commandant Ross is jubilant - his men have seen off the cream of the British|
Army with no loss to themselves.
|The Suffolks run out of steam and pull back. Their casualties have been|
relatively light, just 5 figures and no officer losses. They are determined to
have another crack at the Boers soon.
Although the game only lasted 4 turns it was very enjoyable and I was able to tweak the rules further. I’m hopeful that I will eventually end up with a set of rules for the sort of solo games I have in mind.