This was another game played with Richard Brooks's Op14 rules. It was played at Sheffield Wargames Society on 25 August 2010.
Ctesiphon is located around 20 miles southeast of Baghdad, and by mid-November 1915 a division-sized British force under Gen. Townsend was approaching the town from the south. Townsend's main column comprised a small flotilla of river boats and a brigade of infantry with some heavy guns marching along the eastern bank of the Tigris. On the photo of the table setup below north is to the left. The other part of the British force (under Hamilton), consisting of 2 brigades and some field guns was to approach from behind the eastern sand hills. Townsend had decided his objective, or 'Vital Point' was to be the small sand hill in the loop of the river next to Ctesiphon village (near the bottom of the map). In our game the Brits were led by Martin Rapier (who also provided the toys).
Unfortunately I kept forgetting to take photos and thus the records are a bit scanty.
The Brits advanced in their two forces and while the main column engaged the tough defences...