Sunday, 4 June 2017

The Boers stop the train.

A couple of Fridays ago we had a bit of a bash involving a train, the British army and some Boer raiders.

The Boers had blown the railway tracks north of the railway station. Knowing that the train would be well defended by the British the Boers hid in the rocks and scrub and waited.

When the train arrived they opened fire and were soon caught up in a fire fight with the troops on the train.

The Boers then found that they had insufficient  explosives to blow the other end of the tracks to trap the train. A few bits and pieces were tossed onto the tracks to hold the train up for a while.  Mounted troops were sent away to find more explosives and race back before the British army could come to the trains aid.

The train is under attack from the Boers on both sides.

More Boers prepare to hold off the advancing British.

British cavalry moving around to out flank the Boer position.

The British army arrive but the extra explosives are nowhere to be seen.

Minor damage to the tracks, near the station, prevents the train from leaving the area but it can still move up and down the line, from the station to the destroy piece of track, firing on the Boers and playing hard to get!

Finally the explosives arrive but the Boers are under a lot of pressure from the British.

Too much pressure in fact. The Boers that are carrying the extra explosives are routed before the charges can be laid.

The Boers are forced to give ground and now concentrate their efforts on the train it's self, hoping to capture it's contents before the British get too close.

With time running out the Boers try to overcome the trains defenders.

The British have taken the railway station and desperately try to fix the lines before the Boers gain control of the train.

The British just manage to get the railway lines repaired before the Boers take the train. With the track repaired the train steams away from the remaining Boers to the safety of the British lines.

Thanks to Adrian for another entertaining game.


  1. Fantastic looking game Rodger. Te Train is very interesting.

  2. Interesting game. Boer War is a conflict I do not often see. Do the prone figures behind some units signify the unit is prone? Looks great!

    1. Thanks Jonathan.
      Yes, the prone figures are markers to indicate prone status.

  3. Unusual and interesting scenario /narrative - good post.

  4. Great to see a game set in the Boer War as it doesn't come up often. Nice looking troops.

  5. I like the scenario: IMHO, original. The busted-up track marker is really cool!

  6. Splendid, unusual...and I love this train!!

  7. Sensational stuff, what a great idea for a game.

  8. Great looking game, and I am very impressed with those British dudes.

  9. Great looking game Rodger!

  10. Great looking game Rodger. Looks like it was a lot of fun.

  11. Looked like a good scenario.

  12. As Jonathan said, a very rare subject.
    British hats (helmets) and uniforms look stylish.
    The train theme is always good and functional, they are very little here
    I remember only, one Spanish civil war theme

  13. Looks like a fun game! Any chance of getting the game scenario specs so me and my club can play it?

    1. I will ask Adrian when I see him next.

  14. I like the scenario: IMHO, original. The busted-up track marker is really cool!