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.

---oXo---

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.

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