Friday 26 February 2021

Rorke's Drift Part 2

Last week I posted the first of a three-part series on my recreation of the battle at Rorke's Drift in 1879 using my 6m Anglo-Zulu War collection and The Men Who Would Be Kings. I discussed the history, the terrain options I went with and the house rules I adopted to make this ruleset work with my figures for this particular engagement. This week the battle gets underway and I finally see if the changes I introduced work as intended, or whether they unbalance the rules. Will the British hold the mission station again, or will the Zulu's overrun the tiny collection of buildings at Rorke's Drift in a spectacular overturning of history?

The video is a little over 30 minutes long, and the concluding part of the game will be posted next Friday. In the meantime here are a few 'teaser' pictures to whet your appetite. 

The first Zulu's to arrive approach the Hospital

The battle for the Hospital turns into bitter hand to hand fighting.

The Zulu's begin to lap around the site looking for a weak point.

British casualties are light, but with every man down their ability to defend the barricades is diminished. 

More Zulu Regiments move around towards the front of the Mission Station.


  1. Lee, you are providing an enjoyable narrative. The British are really crack shots.

    1. Thanks Johnathan, I hope you enjoy the concluding Part 3 when it goes out on Friday.

  2. Magnificent spectacle Lee. You are using the scale to best effect.
    Regards, James

  3. Hi Lee, I really enjoyed the videos, do you have the rules amendments you created in a document and if so is it sonething you would share. Thanks John H


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