Thursday, June 30, 2011

TSATF North West Frontier game

Last monday we played my first game with The Sword and The Flame since a long time. A late 19th century British column went in to "pacify" a Afghan valley and was ambushed by hordes of wiley Pathans.

The Valley floor before the battle: ominously quiet

Guides ambushed while crossing the southern pass

Imperial Infantry fighting its way through the northern pass

Mounted guides breaking through into the valley (never to be seen again...)

My Redbox Gurkhas and HaT Guides who received their baptism-of-fire in this game.

All in all it was a fun game in which the British managed to push through the northern pass but their southern column was well and truly massacred by Pathan ambushes. Eventually the British were compelled to retreat. In retrospect the Afghans were a tad too numerous and the Gurkhas should have had some enhanced combat capabilities.


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  2. Great looking game. I also like the AWI photos-what figures are the mounted British officers?



  3. Hoi JW,

    Indeed, it was a massacre.
    It was the first time I played these rules, and they were fun !


  4. Simply lovely stuff mate, from your blog's background I take it you're also starting up the 7YW?

    Cheers Sander

  5. Oh BTW @Matt: The mounted AWI officers are both Revell 7YW officers, one Austrian the other Prussian