We played our first game on Monday night and in the inevitable defeat of the British by the victorious Sudanese hordes a few questions came up.
1. In hand-to-hand combat if the victor has received casualties that take them above their Stamina value what happens to them. Do they need to take a break test or as they won the hand-to-hand they just remove the extra casualties?
2. There is no reduction in the firing ability of troops if they move, we just wondered why not?
3. Artillery have a -1 factor for shooting at over half range but there isn’t an equivalent factor for infantry firing, which seems a bit harsh for the poor gunners. Again, any reason why not?
I liked the way the game went and the rules were easy to get to grips with. It took a bit of time for some people to realise that they had to state "exactly" what they wanted to do, but once they did it went well.
One tip, stay away from British Hussars, 'cos they are nasty in a fight! Shoot the donkey-wallopers instead of stabbing them.