For those interested in TSATF (The Sword And The Flame) and/or Colonial Gaming – Gerry from Castaway Arts will be attending BattleCry 2011 (19-20 February) and will both have a trade stand with a selection of his products available, plus he will be running some TSATF demo & participation games on both days, so if Colonial Gaming is your thing be sure to check it out. Gerry will also be participating in a Q&A session & talk on Saturday Evening (along with Kyran of Battlefront Miniatures and Bryan & Glenn of Battleline Miniatures) about running wargaming businesses.
Mid-1884, The Mahdist Rebellion is reaching it’s peak – Gordon is isolated in Khartoum, and the rebellion steadily spreads north towards the Egyptian frontier. As the main relief expedition to go to Gordon’s aid is finally being formed, news comes that a large number of European, Greek, and Egyptian Civilians, along with a small British Hospital Corps detachment, have been cut off in the town of Dongola; and the local Egyptian Commander has only a small number of Bashi-Bazouk Irregulars and whatever Civilians that can fight to try and defend the town (who’s defences are in a poor state)…
These are a collection of German Seebatallion Marines (Copplestone & Pulp) from Kieran Mahony’s collection facing off against the Sudanese Fuzzy-Wuzzies (Perrys) from the collection of Roundie (Wayne) Steward:
Periods are the “Eras” or “Level of Technology” present for wargaming. Having a Greek Army of 300 BC facing a Russian Army of 1944 AD is obviously quite a mismatch and both armies need quite different sets of rules to control how they perform. Hence we have “Periods” in which armies all operated in similar ways, or with similar weapons, and can be ‘played’ using a common set of rules.