|Action alongside the oasis - amazing how plastic aquarium|
palm trees can look OK with a bit of paint and sand!
One of the key opportunities of the blog was to also get feedback from people who had played the rules in their hey day at the Enchanted Cottage. That has already begun...great stuff.
We have come across some new information in the form of Mahdist skirmishers. Thanks to DC of Unfashionably Shiny blogspot he brought to my attention the fact that at the WHC the Mahdists had Rifle armed skirmishers in two's ala "In the Grand Manner" rules. Though not able to totally recall the mechanism for them firing it was an interesting observation and one that, especially when you look at some of the old pictures of games in Miniature Wargames and Wargames World, is confirmed.
|Wargames World picture with skirmishers in twos. Copyright WI.|
Also great to have some information from Steve at Steves Wargaming blog (link with my favourite blogs elsewhere on the page) - lots of thanks Steve and reinforces the dilemma in trying to get these rules out there - many versions of the same Reference sheets in Peter Gilders hand writing - apparently he loved being able to change aspects of the rules as required. I would imagine this would be essential when hosting so many wargamers over many years. Fortunately yours and my sheets all married up - even the different versions!
In the meantime we will continue with the five rifles on a base awaiting more details from the frontiers.
|Our five riflemen to a base in action at a recent battle. They may well be getting re based soon...|
I also noted that I put up some incorrect information in the basing chart about the Camel Corps. They are not based as Imperial Cavalry in twos but in threes as Mounted Infantry. Please find the correct information at the bottom of this post. Also, a great shot of the Desert Column from MW 5 with Camels on patrol in threes!
|Camel Corps with limbered guns pass an oasis ...Gilder at his best. Copyright MW|