Our second game allowed us to venture into the Boer War.
Colonel Kekewich's column, chasing the guerillas, has set up a base camp at the Farm Moedwil whilst reconnoitering the countryside to the west of Johannesburg. The 27th Devonshires are on picket duty at 05:00 when they spot movement across the veldt.
Warning shots are fired before the Boers fall on the ill prepared pickets and the camp stands to. The Sherwood Foresters gather around their tents awaiting orders.
The Boers have come in force and their accurate fire takes it's toll on the British troops. They advance across the river and take up positions using the bank as cover.
But the massed volleys from the British lines takes it toll and some of the Boers fall back to the rocky ground. Unfortunately for the British they keep up the well aimed rifle fire and more men fall. A couple of units fall back to take cover in the farm buildings.
In the end the Boer attack stalls but with the British having taken heavy casualties.