Our battle was to be a hypothetical set late in the war, based on Woods column heading south to support Chelmsford. To this end the British, played by Gav, were tasked with two objectives for the battle: one; control the Thukela river crossing by placing artillery on the Ombakane hill covering it, and two; cross infantry to the far side of the river to secure passage.
|See Zulu a mile away - scatter!|
|Steady lads, make every shot count|
|Cannister, 200yards, FIRE!|
Rather the Zulu were forced to retire.
|As one falls back another wave advances|
Finally though, they were able to catch the 13th Light in the open and drive them away in disarray. Badly mauled and with significant losses the 13th retreated past their guns, who wisely decided to limber up and withdraw.
|Time to retire chaps|
|Dammit Sirs, move the guns!|
The valiant artillery men held the first attack, and were within an ace of being supported by elements of the 90th. But the Zulu climbed the rocky slopes like men possessed and put the crew to flight or the blade.