Friday, 13 March 2020

Action at Patimbobo .....

The Sultan of Nambuzo wants to take control of the railway from the interior. 

Attempting to extend their influence the germans have sent some troops to support the Sultanate of Nambuzo in this action - a small force of colonial troops and askari.  Aware of the the Sultan's intentions, the British have assembled a scratch force to defend the railway - comprising some Indian colonial troops, a naval landing party and some armed sailors. 

Both sides are on the move and plan to take control of the small railway halt and telegraph station at Patimbobo where the railway crosses a river.

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Patimbobo....
the German column approaches....
The British force on the move ....
The German column reaches Patimbobo railway halt ....
The British force nears Patimbobo....
Both sides start to deploy ....
The firing starts by the railway bridge, as the British flanking movements come into contact with the German forces...
Losses slowly mount on both sides .....
The armed sailors prepare to cross the footbridge ...
The Indian colonial troops flanking attack has failed and they fall back ....
the naval landing party is not making much headway trying to cross the rail bridge...
the naval landing party falls back, however the armed sailors are across the footbridge ...
the naval landing party moves forward again to provide supporting fire for the armed sailors ....
the armed sailors have seen off the German askari who were in their way ...
the Germans regroup and fire on the armed sailors ....
Out-matched the armed sailors fall back ....
The Germans secure the telegraph station and set up a perimeter....
What remains of the British force has fallen back to the native village...
with insufficient men to take further offensive action, the commander of the British force decides to withdraw.

Tuesday, 18 February 2020

Askari...

Slowly working my way through my lead pile for Africa. I've just finished a mixed lot of Askari commanded by a couple of European officers.


Friday, 14 February 2020

Attack on Mutimbo ....

Armed traders from the Sultanate of Nambuzo,  based at the trading post of Mutimbo, have been causing trouble in the adjoining British protectorate. Diplomatic efforts to stop incursions have failed. A small raiding force has been assembled to carry out a punitive raid on the trading post to deter further incursions.

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The trading post at Mutimb, with native village nearby....
The British attack force comprising a naval landing party (from HMS Winscombe), a detachment of Sikh colonial troops with some armed colonial police make their way towards Mutimbo...
A sentry at the trading post spots the advancing column in the distance and raises the alarm....
As the column nears the trading post they can see the defenders are in position ...
They advance splitting into two groups, one heads straight towards the trading post, the other starts a flanking move...
The defenders open fire at long range with their muskets and small cannon....
As the attack column gets closer to the trading post they start to take casualties....
The Sikh troops advance to the attack while the naval landing party form up and start firing at the defenders to their front ...
The naval landing party advance firing as they go, their firepower takes out the defenders to their front ...
A small group of defenders attempt to outflank the attackers, a colonial police officers organises a few men to hold them off..
as they flanking attack is held off, the Sikh troops after some hard fighting are into the trading post along with the naval landing party - the remaining defenders are starting to back off ....
With the bulk of the defenders either killed or having run away,  the attack force fires the buildings and starts to mop up...
The trading post at Mutimbo has been destroyed, the British hope that the Sultan will get the message and keep his forces to his own territory.

Sunday, 17 November 2019

More Bearers and Native civilians for Africa

A couple of packs of Foundry items painted up to add to the stuff for Africa games...

Some more bearers
 And some more natives to for villages etc....

Monday, 11 November 2019

Some stands of bamboo...

I used up some 100 plastic bamboo pieces (1:200) scale to make up some stands of bamboo to add to my 'jungle' scenics

Monday, 4 November 2019

Some more things for Africa games ....

Some more things finished for Africa ...

A small hut made from a plastic hayrick and five armed adventurers...
 started work on the native warriors, some male archers
 and some female archers....