5 September 2016

"Rescue the Governor" - Sudan Gaming day



The binoculars are out - now where is that stupid Governor!


This weekend the Napoleonic Wargaming Society is putting on one of its famous gaming days.  These six weekly occurrences allow so many of our members to play a slightly larger game than usual in the more leisurely time frame of a Saturday rather than a weeknight Wednesday.


This Saturday I thought that it would be an ideal opportunity to play one of the original WHC Sudan scenarios as supplied to me by AJ.


Scenario: “Rescue the Governor.” William Willoughby-Pratt Pasha is Governor of a Sudanese town. Much like his mentor General Gordon, he refuses to abandon his post in the face of the Mahdist threat. It requires an Imperial expedition to set off down the table to the town to bring himself and his dependents out. Once the Imperial force reaches the town, the Governor will automatically agree to leave.


I have a few small items to finish off this week prior to the game but we should have six members having a real shot at trying to rescue the Governor before the Mahdists liberate him of his head.


Will post a few photos and an AAR next week.



16 comments:

  1. Lovely command stand. Look forward to the AAR.

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    1. Cheers O - you can't beat those Peter Gilder Connoisseur Sudan figures for these games that's for sure.

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  2. Looking forward to the game photos and the AAR.

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    1. Thank you Nathan. The fame has a few nice twists planned as well so I am sure that the lads will enjoy themselves that's for sure!

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  3. Impressive first picture, waiting for next week!

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    1. Excellent scenario should make this a bit of fun Phil. Also trying a few new things as well.

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  4. excellent... look forward to this¬

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    1. Cheers Dave - desperately trying to get those excellent Najewitz buildings you recommended finished in time but it may be a struggle. Using your idea for the Ambush deck for the first time so quite excited about that. Need to finish off the Governor base and his entourage and we are in business.

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    2. Carlo , will be intersting to see how you go with the Ambush deck.. it throws extra umpiring too... but i just love the total uncertainty!

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    3. Should be a hoot Dave...I can already see the chaps pointing the finger at each other - "you draw it, no you draw it!!!"

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  5. Oh, a classic! Thanks for the mention. I can't wait to see how the game turns out. =)

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    1. Thanks AJ - really looking forward to the game. Trying a few new things including some Commander abilities as has been discussed on the blog recently.

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  6. I'm with all the others in eagerly awaiting the AAR and to hear what new ideas have been tried. Dare I ask in passing about the campaign and scenario supplement?

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    1. This weekend is the first of some big play tests Andy. Should be good fun.

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  7. I'm with all the others in eagerly awaiting the AAR and to hear what new ideas have been tried. Dare I ask in passing about the campaign and scenario supplement?

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