Friday, October 9, 2015
GASLIGHT: The Thin Red Line
With that simple command from the sultan, the sword wielding forces of Derkaderka charged the British walls.
For this scenario, the British, outnumbered 2-1 had to either break the attackers or get both Sir Percival Armstrong (Gentleman adventurer) and Professor Standpipe off a defended table edge.
The Tribesman had to kill or capture Armstrong, while the Germans wanted the professor alive.
As the redcoats shouted a loud "hurrah!" the Sultan's steamtank swept the parapet with gatling fire, driving the British from the walls.
Thus it went. Mad charges across open terrain, horrible casualties, and then bombardment from the attacker's guns.
The Unicycle Uhlans managed to cross the bloodied terrain unscathed, making a mad charge at the British guns. They slaughtered the crew and were in the midst of scaling the walls (pretty tough with lances and unicycles) when the Naval landing party blasted them to bits from the village rooftops.
It was a close run thing, and a lot of fun.