These are the last of my 54mm WW1 figures for the massive ANZAC diorama.
If you haven't been to Mustering the troops yet, go and take a look at the splendid work that over 100 Kiwi wargamers have been doing to make this project a reality.
The Anzac coin design features a New Zealand and Australian soldier
standing back to back with their heads bowed in remembrance. The
mangopare (hammerhead shark) pattern symbolises strength and
determination, and the silver fern reflects New Zealand’s national
Some of the Friday night crew got together for a game the other week.
15mm Colonial, Volley and Bayonet using our Zulus and British troops.
The British were to escort a few wagons and some settlers to the safe side of the river. Located at the other end of the table.
A couple of moves into the game and the Zulu impis began to appear. The British cavalry, patrolling on the right flank uncovered the Zulu left horn but the right horn was able to spring their ambush from the cover of the scrub land on the unsuspecting British.
The British held off the attack and then formed a large square with the wagons and civilians inside.
The Zulus launched several attacks against the square but the accurate rifle fire was cutting them down most of the time. Occasionally a Zulu unit would break into the square but they were soon dealt too and forced to flee.
Zulu high command watching and directing from a safe distance.
The British cavalry were waiting for a chance to run down disordered Zulus but that didn't look like it was going to happen. They had no choice but to get involved and take some of the heat off the square.
Finally the British had thinned out the Zulus enough to make a break for the ford in the river.
But it was a bit late and the remaining British had to try to find the ford in the dark. The Zulus had done enough to slow up the wagon train and we called it a draw.
Great night with the guys.
Thanks to Adrian for his help in running this game.