Wednesday, 29 May 2013

Warfare in tribal Africa

A couple of weeks ago (rather many weeks ago, but no matter) we had another African tribal bash.

I divided my miniatures into four forces and I and three friends at the gaming club each choose a tribe to command. When the other players all had chosen theirs I took the remaining tribe and had a quick walk true of the rules. I chose to use the Hail Caesar rules from Warlord Games and used “small” sized units.
We would be playing 2vs 2, so the Zulus would team up with the Kushites against the Gamo and the Boshungo tribe.
As this game did occur some time ago I don’t remember the exact details but here is a small collection of some of the picture my good friend Daniel took of the action. Thanks.

When game started the Zulus got a bit carried away, running the fastest they could towards the enemies and spreading their lines to thin and leaving their Kushite allies behind wondering what to do.
The mighty Bushongos used this initial error on the Zulus part and could muster two against one units when the Zulu warriors came running.

This initial setback put the fear of losing more of his men to the Cannibal tribe in the Zulu warchief and they retreated back to an easier defendable line of vegetation.
Meanwhile the Bushongos had tasted blood and was up for more, they advanced in the center cutting a path between the opposite tribes formations, putting pressure on them and prevented them from joining forces.

The Gamos cheered as the Bushongos advanced and even thou they did not have as good warriors followed up the Bushongos and protected their rear.
The Kushite saw that the enemies was on the move and had leaved the village poorly defended. They sent their warriors and their pet lion to seize it and burn it down.

While the Zulus hid in their defensive positions not wanted to lose more men the Boshungos advanced in the center chasing after some trackers that was playing a deleing action lead by the voluptuous Queen of the Jungle.

This delaying action gave the Kushites time for their thrust against the village.
After brushing some Boshungo archers aside the clash stood between the Kushite King and his men and the Gamo chieftain and a unit defending the village.

Not succeeding to hurrying in more troops to his help the Gamo chieftain put on his rather nice hat and pulled his sword. It was time to send back these white painted primitives far into the jungle.
He and his men was cut to pieces defending their huts..

More troops arrived shortly put it was too late, not even a white skinned cleanly shaven man clad in leopard skin could save the day. The Gamo village was set on fire and the Kushite tribe was victorious, as well as their “brave” Zulu allies... 

That was an intense game that ended about a turn before the Boshungo should arrive and claim one objective on the opposite side and winning the game. 

But that was not to bee. The Kushites won the game, after a slow start they advanced and made their push just in the right time, before any opposition could be hurried to stop them.


  1. nice looking figures, board and great AAR

  2. A superb and fun looking game and great to see some fabulous miniatures on the table. I particularly love the queen of the jungle and may have to borrow that idea - brilliant!

  3. Very good pictures of a grate looking game !

    Best regards Michael

  4. Some beautiful pictures, it seems to be a great game!!