As mentioned in my first post on Broken Square, we had time on Wednesday night to play a second game. With things having gone so well for Gow Pasha in the first game, I knew that my luck wouldn't last!
|The square had no sooner set off than the front rank was rushing ahead and being ambushed by Ansar riflemen.|
|As soon as the square reformed a horde of Fuzzies charged it.|
The Gatling crew wisely legged it into the square while the infantry poured a couple of volleys into the Fuzzy ranks. Unable to cope with this sort of discipline, the Fuzzies soon ran off.
|Soon the front ranks were rushing ahead - into another ambush. The fools!|
Inevitably, while the square was broken another Fuzzy horde appeared. By now Gow Pasha's horse has been shot from under him.
|A volley takes out the Fuzzy front rank but things don't look great.|
|A Gatling gunner's view of the war.|
|While trying to move to the side, more straggling occurs and more Ansars are there to ambush them.|
After fighting off no fewer than seven charges and a lot of sniping the square finally reached the safety of the river. Losses were rather higher this time round - half the pack camels and a few infantry - and my horse!