Lost in Bigbazangastan-Chapter 1!
Her Majesty, the Queen, received correspondence from the British ambassador to Bigbazangastan via the wife of H.G. Wells; the distinguished Alexander of Macedoniaologist Emeritus telling her that Wells' head would be separated from his body if the Queen did not recognize the territory as a free and sovereign nation in one month. You have received orders from the War Office to find and rescue Mr. Wells and his gifted sidekick, Jules Verne. The Russians are quite interested in finding Mr. Wells as the continuing dispute between Britain and Russia over the source of the Bagwan River is a constant ulcer between the countries. You've had a cold breakfast on the border between the Raj and Bigbazanagastan. Time to move for glory, the Queen's favor and promotion. Or....not.
One Bigbazangastani unit was destroyed by combined fire by two British platoons. A platoon (British) lost 8 casualties and immediately was pinned. This is not good as units get 1/2 dice for firing and fighting until unit is unpinned. Mr. Babbage was in contemplation mode as no units showed up this turn. The score was tied at this point. 2 units for each for both sides are gone or have "slunk away".
Platoon A is shot away and is taken off the game table. Platoon B fails their leadership roll and "Stands To", the Depot Platoon C sees off some tribal cavalry and itself becomes pinned.
Mr. Babbage is becoming rather petulant as another unit "slinks away" due to random action roll
B Platoon fails leadership and stands to. The Gatling gun passes leadership, shoots and PROMPTLY jams. (One has to roll more 1s than number of figures shooting so do the math...I sucked at rolling).
Mr. Babbage continues to twist the knife; moving more units into charge range but suffering a major loss when General Jambox and his unit "slinks away". The game is getting to a critical point.
Depot platoon is charged by Tribal Cavalry, pinned for a third time. The cavalry follows up and wipes out the depot battalion. The Gatlling gun fails leadership and does not shoot. Mr. Babbage is becoming rather moody at this point as another unit "slinks away".
1. Smaller games of these rules are similar to Lion Rampant. They should be played on a smaller game table. I put together an 8x6. It was way too large. 6x4 would have been just fine.