We chose to play an 'alternative events' scenario in which the Zulu quite unprovoked (or so the British claim) attack a settlement defended by the empire.
The Zulu force was organised in to three different units: The Little Big Horn (a unit 20 strong of married veterans), The Leopard's Paws (16 strong, veterans) and lastly The Stinging Wasps (12 strong, raw, muskets). The force was led by Mumgumba a hero induna.
The British had 3 units of 8 men (2 trained and one veteran) and a hero, John Port-Simmons Smith.
The Little Big Horn and the Stinging Wasps both arrived from the southerne end of the field with the greatest distance to the compound. The Leopard's Paw arrived over a hill in the cover of some tall grass.
The Horn immediately stormed towards the wall and the British troopers responded with a Volleyfire order killing a few braves but without stopping their impetus.
The Wasps also ran towards the wall firing their muskets. It made a lot of noise, enough to startle the British troopers in miscoloured uniforms.
|The unit fired a volley at the Paws that where hiding in the woods killing another 2 and giving them a sound 4 suppression markers.|
|John Port-Simmons Smith and his men then readied themselves for another wave of braves. They trusted in their superior technology and didn't think the Zulus stood a chance.|
|The miscoloured unit was overrun and killed to the last man by the Paw's who had now finally entered the compound after sustaining heavy losses. At this point people started deserting from both sides due to illness and fatigue.|
|Seeing where things were going John Port-Simmons Smith decided to flee the action and run for another British settlement near by.|
|Aroused by their victory the braves committed vandalism!|
Now where will the story go next? What are the Zulu intentions and how will the British react?