Just thought I’d post up some pictures of a demonstration game the Gravesend Wargamers Club put on for Broadside 2014 recently.
Tribal militia move against Kandahar
Tribal forces outnumbered the Imperial troops and their Afghan allies
Some nice painting and basing on Reece’s tribals here
Afghan regulars including an Afghan Highlander regiment. In kilts. Very odd.
The obsolete Afghan artillery was significantly outclassed by the modern British breechloaders.
These pics are from a trial run of the game on a club night, you can see the actual game on the GWC forum.
The game used a lightweight ruleset cooked up by club members. The action centred around the Afghans pressing their advantage after the British defeat at the Battle of Maiwand and moving on Kandahar. The treacherous Afghan puppet ruler switched sides mid-battle and a sizeable Afghan force bore down on Kandahar while much of the British army was still stuck on the wrong side of the Helmand river.
The Battle of Kandahar on Wikipedia
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