After a quick look I realised I had a stack of Tribesmen in my Sikh Wars collection who would also be suitable so brought these along to the game.
Game points would be simple with the Afghans getting 3 points for every Imprial unit they destroyed and the Imperial forces gettting 2 points for every unit.
Chris Charlton had three units of tribal foot, one of horse and two of Afghan regulars supported by a maxim mg no doubt provided by the meddling Russkies!
A fair mix of figures and manufacturers on table, Chris's Imperial troops include Sikhs from Foundry's Darkest Africa Range and British regulars from Woodbine Miniatures and my MG was from Copplestone castings. The Afghan Regulars are Woodbine Turks with little fur hats and the Tribal Irregulars are a mixture for both of us of Empress and the old Foundry range of figures which are still lovely. Most of the trucks are die cast models re-painted for our use.
As its an ambush by the Afghan forces they go first. The MG opens up and I have two dead troopers straight away. The MG gets 3 dice per operator, with 4 crew thats 12 dice needing 5s and 6s. No saving throws, cover means needing two dice to hit as does long range, these become cumalative, so long range and light cover means three dice, long range and hard cover 4 dice to cause a casualty. As mine are at long range two casualties is pretty much average dice.
The Afghan Tribesmen move forward as their firing is a much reduced number and only applies at short range. Whilst this clearly works for tribesmen for the 1840s or 1860s for 1919 with most tribesment armed with modern rifles we may need to re-consider this for our next game. A small number of untis with the short range is fine to represent the Pathan Knife Parties. Both units of Afghan regulars refuse to move as this is run on initiative which is based on your leaders values.
At the other side Chris Flowers Afghan regulars open up on Mark and inflict two casualties also whilst his tribesment use cover to creep closer and the mortar fails to do anything at all.
See you all soon.