This Sunday I found myself alone all day and decided to get up,to a bit of mischief by having a Colonial skirmish.
I tend to use 'God save the Queen' a free set of rules that meet my requirements, easy simple, quick and only a couple of pages.
They can be obtained here. LINK. Not bad as he was 11 yrs old when he wrote them!
|A unit of Royal Marines and Royal Navy make their way to an outpost with much needed supplies from a nearby port.|
|Even more slowly!|
|Nearly in range!|
|Ok so the gun is old and held together by the Victorian version of 'Duck Tape', but it could still cause some problems for the column.|
|Cpt Steel (red fez) local guide and all round hero, notices movement & battalion put into firing line.|
|Omah (the one in the rusty mail shirt) decides to boost moral by raising his personal standard & bring Fatima, the local exotic dancer for all to see!|
|Casualties are fairly even. Although a deviststing close range canister shot from the gun has taken out most of the RM right flank (hence gap) just missing Cpt Trubshaw RN.|
|Unfortunately they are not quick enough & another deviststing close range shot from the old gun takes out most of the remaining ratings.|
|Right, that's it. Enough is enough and the RM take out the gun crew & silance the gun - 'thank The Lord!'|