I have been thinking on how to represent these actions of the Anglo-Zulu War. Part of me wants to do something at a lower level and feature just a company of British troops on the table at once. The other part of me wants to do something with a figure ratio that shows a larger part of the battle at once. I am thinking the second option will ultimately end up winning.
It is interesting to look at these battles and not get pulled into the near futility of the Zulus attempting to break British troops when they were entrenched. Such actions are less interesting to me as I cannot see how to model them any other way then a "Zap the Zulu" type game. What is more interesting is when the Zulus were implementing their tactics against the British when the British were on the move. Here it seems that the Zulus actually have a chance of achieving victory.
I am going to try to play around with this some before I order the figures. I think I will use my Napoleonic Brits as stand ins for the British and use my Dark Age Saxons as stand ins for the Zulus just to see how some things work out.
Lastly, I would like to extend a warm welcome to the newest followers on the blow: SA Roe and David. David runs the Lead Warrior Blog. Sa Roe runs the blog Fflumpfs in the Pantry
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