Forbodian cavalry move up. These are Italeri Mamelukes and look quite effective in the open air.
These chaps are the Brigadier, his orderly and standard bearer - the latter (centre) is evidently rather camera shy.
It soon emerged that the Forbodian column which reached the town contained the King himself. He immediately took position in the castle's highest tower.
King Boris III explains his cunning plan to a pair of rather bored looking guards. If he is the 'King of the castle', then somewhere there must be.....
....some 'dirty rascals!'. Careful study of the front rank will reveal that Boer 'frightfulness' included the conscription of women!
The enemy command group and heavy artillery. Happily, this gun's opening shot landed in one of the Boer infantry units.
A long-range artillery duel in progress on the left.
|Forbodian infantry and guns deploy near the central wood. A bit too close together as it turned out...
Forbodian Jagers and Guards, along with a field gun soon secured the town - due to (or despite) the personal supervision of the King.
The Forbodian cavalry spot an opportunity to get stuck into their opposite numbers.
The cavalry charge went quite well - eliminating the enemy cavalry, but the appearance of that machine gun put paid to the advance!