|The Suffolks move forward to relieve the Gordons who have been reduced to the point where they must retire.|
|Lord Methuen can't quite believe what he is seeing, how can these Boer farmhands be holding up the soldiers of the Queen?|
|Finally some luck for the British as the Commandant of the right-flank Commando is hit forcing a 'flee' test - drat, the Boers pass the test.|
|Time for some different tactics - the Suffolks lie down as soon as they get to medium range and return fire supported by the maxim.|
|It works - after a poor morale roll (of 2) the Boer right-flank Commando decide they've had enough.|
|Methuen orders the 5th Lancers forward in the vain hope that the Boer army will retreat.|
|What's left of the Suffolks look on as the enemy to their front retire.|
I called a halt to the game after turn 10 as the British had lost over half of their force and had little chance of any real success. It was some consolation that one Boer Commando had been forced to retire but I had to concede that it was a British defeat.
I like the way the rules played out, but it did seem that things were quite heavily stacked against the British, so I have made a few further tweaks and additions in the interest of balance. In fact, I am so enthused that I have placed an order for one more British unit from Raventhorpe Miniatures.