Interesting, I did not know the rules were ever mentioned anywhere. Terry
In Issue #61 of Wargames, Soldiers and Strategy, there is the following article, 'The extraordinary adventures of Colonel Marchand’s expedition - FASHODA 1898.'
"In the summer of 1895, the French Foreign Ministry approved a daring expedition to the remote outpost of Fashoda in the Southern Sudan. The expedition, which the French classified as ’un raid’, would lead to a military and diplomatic crisis on the banks of the Nile between."
It includes associated army list for the FRench, Mahdist and British forces along with two scenarios for the campaign.
Somehow, I ended up with two copies of this particular issue so I will send you the spare.
Just played a couple of HotE games with Colin the Hittite, inc one using these 6mm scale Heroics and Ros figures, rebased for HotE after being painted in about 1988, and not used til now (!!). Basing is 40mm wide, and the mass effect looks good on the table.
The strongholds were from Irregular, plus some beehive huts from unknown manufacturer for the kraal.
Great stuff Martin. I particularly like the Boer laager.
I once considered building a 6mm Zulu HotE army using the horde option...
Next on the list for rebasing are my 6mm Zulus, which were also painted back in the late '80s. Thought I had enough to make 12 x Wb and 12 x Hd, but on second thoughts I think I'll run short, so I may make them all Wb on 20mm deep bases, and use sabot 30mm deep bases if I want to try the Hd version (maybe....?).
The Boer laager used various unlimbered wagons from Irregular, after a request to the owner for suggestions for suitable models.
Played two games of HotE today vs Colin the Hittite.
In both he ran out his newly completed Sokoto /Bornu/West Sudanese Sultanates army. Lotsa riders and a particularly impressive scratch-built rocket battery. The riders were decisive in both games. Game 1 was using an Anglo-Egyptian force, defending an incursion on the upper reaches of the Nile, and game 2 saw the Dervishes attempting to spread the word westwards. Both were close games, and great fun.
We tried using a 32” /81 cm board, and then used basewidth movement. Felt very fluid, and although the board increase isn’t proportional to the movement change it worked well (should really be 38” x 38”, I guess). We deployed only 4 BW in (ie around 6”), but it seemed to work.
Terry, if you see this, can you confirm- Skirmishers....only fight when in base contact (like Ps)?? We had Bashi Bazouk and Sokoto Sk in use today. Think I made the mistake of giving them distant combat(shooting) ability.
Martin, first off, love the various camps/strongholds., and especially the Boer laager as others have already mentioned.
Yes, as I recall skirmishers can be played one of two ways. First like Lurkers in HOTT and so can only deploy on bad going, or second as Psiloi as in DBA, only on a deeper base. Neither are allowed ranged fire. The idea behind them is to annoy an enemy, and not really cause significant casualties....unless they are VEEEEEERY lucky!
Loved reading about your games and happy to hear you are enjoying the rules.