31/08/2015 at 10:13 #30223malc johnstonParticipant
German colonial – River boat Supplies game pt 2
Quick thought up game, kind of spur of the moment on the night, we thought lets do a German Colonial game with a river boat, supplies lines on either side of the river shore.
The river boat was given 16 points with the Victorian Steel rules, they would give fire support to each side of the river, on board they had a artillery gun and one machine gun, the idea was to get the supplies to the end of the 18ft table.
Each side was supported by Sudanese infantry that was under control of the German command, the attackers were a random dice roll of Askaris supported by African shield, we also threw in a tribe with bows,although not a powerful unit they did cause a big problem in that once they hit on a dice 6 (6 needed to hit) they would again roll to see if the arrow was poisoned a 4,5,6 was rolled and the normal push back rule need not apply.
Great game great fun, the boat just made it to the end of the river with 4 points while the German left got a good bashing with the normal ambush rule, the right side did manage to get some supplies to the depot but with heavy casualties.
More photos on the website at http://www.victorian-steel.com/ enjoy and happy wargaming.
Germany was hardly a colonial power before the New Imperialism period, but would eagerly participate in this race. Fragmented in various states,
it was only unified under Prussia’s rule after the 1866 Battle of Sadowa and the 1870 Franco-Prussian War. A rising industrial power close on the heels of Britain, Germany began its world expansion in the 1880s.
After isolating France by the Dual Alliance with Austria-Hungary and then the 1882 Triple Alliance with Italy, Chancellor Otto von Bismarck proposed the 1884–85 Berlin Conference, which set the rules of effective control of a foreign territory.
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Weltpolitik (world policy) was the foreign policy adopted by Kaiser Wilhelm II in 1890, with the aim of transforming Germany into a global power through aggressive diplomacy, the acquisition of overseas colonies, and the development of a large navy.
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