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Here are pics of a Darkest Africa game we played in Berlin on 14 October 2006. The game was a straight forward battle between German (painted by Alex Bews) and British East African forces (painted by Bjoern Reichel). Here is the battle report written by Bjoern:
Last saturday we played a Darkest Africa Game
in Berlin. We gathered there because of a gaming weekend we planned
with some Pulp and Adventure Gaming Aficionados. The game was played
between Witchhunter and Dominic representing the Germans and Grimm
and me representing the British. If you knew our real origin
you would smile.
Saturday afternoon about teatime Eastern
I think its time we gather our forces. Jenkins…. Prepare the men….and someone call Abdullah. This tea cup is hurting my arm, by Jove “
“ Na gut… Josef….ein Glas Apfelwein wäre jetzt
“ Do you hear this Makane…”
The two forces marched straight forward onto
each other. Not much with tactics. The scouts detected no ambush and
so all was fine for the British Expedition force. They opened the
fire first when they saw some German Askari resting between some
ruins. The British fire was heavy but casualties were low…
“ Forward, my brave Askari. For the Queen.
Give them lead and let them taste our steel “
What this fine English lad did not know was that he led his men right into the fire of these well trained German Soldiers !
“ Bayonette aufpflanzen, zielen, feuern auf mein Kommando. “
At about the same time an ambush was layed on those fellas here !
The whole troop really got it bad. They had to make a regroup test. Passed it and tried to attack once more but they never had enough punch after the ambush for this job.
The British hunters laid themselves an ambush
on a native combat unit. The poor native soldiers pressed into
German service performed well under those devastating fire. They
even tried to charge the Hunters but failed there morale test.
The British Command unit went forward to support there troops but was also taken under heavy fire. They had to regroup and then withdraw from the Germans.
As the British player I would say it was a
draw. In reality, it was a loss for the Britts. We had many more
casualties and our crack units had to pay the highest toll.
It was a good test for the rules. The rules were fast, nobody had
"big questions" and we didn't argue much. I think the guys had fun
too... Darkest Berlin bleibt German until the next duel.
The miniatures are painted by Witchhunter ( ze Krauts ) and Driscoles ( The Honorable English Expedition ). Terrain is by Battlefield Berlin and Driscoles. The ruins are from Ziterdes.
Thank you Guys. You are real Gentlemen !
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