Pics and a game summary below. Short version: The British lost, badly!
|The Zulus approach! Part of a married regiment seen here.|
|The imperial horse units take the hill and form a loose firing line. Overall in the game, the cavalry units performed better than the thin red line.|
|The perimeter. So neat and tidy. A shame considering what happens to it later!|
|Zulus cresting the hill opposite the imperial horse.|
|My favorite unit, the Natal Native Horse, open fire at long range.|
|The Frontier Light Horse were the stars of the battle. They'll ultimately inflict at least a dozen casualties on the Zulus, survive several assaults, and be some of the few survivors to ride out.|
|The Zulu pursuit forces approaching from behind.|
|The Natal Native Horse redeploy to face the new threat.|
The Zulu assault goes splendidly. Four units of British infantry barely managed to inflict 5 or 6 casualties, at effective 12" range, and only pin a single attacker. The Zulu assault crashed into the British lines and smashed them.
|Not all was over, however. The Frontier Light Horse held against Zulu attacks and the damaged British units managed some effective fire that slowed the Zulu follow-up charges.|
|The end approaches. The Zulus started to pick off British infantry units. The NNH on the left were able to make a run for it.|
|Falling back through volleys of spears and musketry, the Frontier Light Horse roughly handled one more Zulu assault and managed to fall back through a ring of enemy units.|
|The only survivors of the British force, running for their lives.|
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