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2/15/2008

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TSATF: Col. Winky's Afghan Ambush
  Rumor has it that the most hotly contested portion of this battle was the rules debate held online before a single figure was placed on the table. However, the actual game developed along lines typical for Bengal Club Colonial games. The British deployed along the edge of the table and prepared for a hard fought slog towards the Afghan positions on the high ground. The Afghans deployed, not on the high ground, but as close to the British deployment area as possible. Then charged on turn #1. At right, hordes of Afghan irregulars smash into the Corps of Guides, which will soon flee. Behind the Guides are the Godon Highlanders, who will remain on the table, but will suffer 70% casualties.   game0420.jpg
 
  With Afghan regulars (here portrayed by French Turcos) in the front and irregulars behind, the mountain host swarms down on the British, as seen from the East. Below right, the same host, as seen from the West.   game0421.jpg
 
  After some 6 hours of gaming the British won, with 50% casualties and the Afghans lost, with 70% casualties. "French Guest Gamers" were suitably impressed by the standard Bengal Club strategy of "Rushing at the enemy with battle axes" rather than using rifles and shooting or anything like that.   game0419.jpg
 
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