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Battles for Empire

Battles For Empire 2nd edition is an operational scale set of Victorian era colonial rules suitable for the Zulu War, Sudan campaigns, Northwest Frontier, Boxer Rebellion, and other conflicts of the era. Most units are four bases strong, representing a company of infantry or squadron of cavalry and the rules are suitable for all miniature scales. The movement system has a Fire & Fury feel to it, with each unit rolling on a chart to see how far they move and/or if they rally from combat results. The charts do a great job os simulating sudden native rushes that were a critical aspect of colonial warfare. Our group uses 15mm figures, but we base them on 25mm stands, which gives each infantry or cavalry unit 24 figures, which seems to look very good on the tabletop. RIght now we only have armies for the Sudan, but are looking at other wars.

BFE2: Reversal of Fortune


Two Front Attack & Defense

BFE2 twice in a row! In this scenario an enterprising Egyptian commander has moved out to bring in all of his isolated outposts and civilians in the area. Unfortunately, while he was gone the garrison switched sides and now his force is being pursued by an army of Dervishes and his one place of refuge is occupied. The British got wind of the town changing hands and have sent an expedition to assist with the retaking of the town and garrisoning it against the ever spreading revolt. The Egyptian commader put the best troops (Sudanese) in square with the baggage/civilians while the Bashi-bazouks and bazingers formed the rear guard. The Egyptian cavalry, camels, and artillery moved out in an effort to force their way through the crossroads, but were met by a Dervish mounted force. More and more enemy units arrived, with the rear guard engaged on two fronts. The British arrived and were promptly attacked from two sides, making it difficult for them to intervene in the battle on the other side of the table. Multiple attacks ground down the Egyptians and finally two sides of the square were overwhelmed, leaving the Dervishes in control of the town and having destroyed the Egyptian force.

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