Albionia's colony on the Uqbal sub-continent is bordered to the North by a wilderness of hills and deserts that are inhabited by fiercely independent tribesmen. To the East is the Kingdom of Uqbalistan, formerly a useful puppet state and ally, but recently, under the new King, becoming a potential problem. The small Army of Uqbalistan had been trained and equipped by Albionia and was a handy tool in the fight against slave-traders and troublesome desert tribesmen. The new King has raised many conscript regiments, arming them with old muskets, and spies report tribes from the hills and deserts are in his pay. In a recent dispatch to the Motherland, the Governor of Albionian Uqbal has warned His Majesty's Government that there is a high probability of conflict with the Kingdom of Uqbalistan.
Albionian military keeping a close eye on the border, for good reason
A force from the Army of Uqbalistan has moved across the border and is currently occupying the last stop of the Trans-Uqbal Railway.
Went for a Joseph Morschauser look here...
A column of Albionian troops rush to repulse the invaders.
|Dirigible's view of the battlefield|
|Conscripts defend the Station with Regular troops held in reserve|
The Uqbalistan General and a battalion of Regulars behind the Railway Station
Early action on Albionia's right flank (the Uqbali Cavalry are "Heroic" 28mm)
Albionian Infantry march to rifle range (outside of musket range)
|The sharp shooting of the Guards removes all the enemy gunners|
The loss of their commander brings the Uqbalistan Army close to exhaustion point
Uqbali forces fall back to avoid casualties but by Turn 7 Exhaustion Point is reached
This game did not turn out how I expected, due to a lucky shot by a Guardsman that took out the General, which always makes things more interesting! Putting the conscripts with their muskets (50% shorter range than rifles) to the front was a mistake, as two battalions of the rifle-armed regulars didn't even get to move before Exhaustion Point was reached - fortunes of war etc. Until next time, thanks for visiting.