Monday, January 5, 2015

G.A.S.L.I.G.H.T. in the Sudan

My friend Bill was nice enough to set up a game of G.A.S.L.I.G.H.T. (Glorious Adventures in Science Loosely Involving General Historical Times) for us to play.  It was set in the Sudan.  A British colonial force was defending a fortified city against an attack by a Fuzzy Wuzzy horde.  The Fuzzy's had two boats mounting a couple of cannons and several ships that were bringing more troops across the river and into the assault.  

The British were not expecting an attack so weren't able to respond right away.  First they had to raise the alarm and then the defenders would start pouring out of the buildings.

The Fuzzy's goal was to get to the Mosque and retrieve a religious idol and to kill as many defenders as they could.  The British were trying to defend the city and the civilian population.

Our battlefield

Some Fuzzy's set up on the board next to the wall.

The gun ships will use their cannons to punch through the defensive wall and then as counter-battery fire.

The Fuzzy's are ready to breach the wall as soon as a hole is opened.

The alarm is sounded and the gatling crew try to get to their gun before the attackers get to them.

One unit of Fuzzy's climb the wall and prepare to charge into the city.

A hail of spears kills all the defenders that had taken positions on top of this buidling.

The first unit of support from across the river hits the shore line and starts to brave the heavy fire as they charge toward the city.

A unit of Fuzzy's rush through the breach in the wall thanks to the cannon fire.

A unit of Fuzzy's climbs the hill at the edge of the main city.

A unit of mercenaries mount up, ready to defend the city.

A unit of British troops forms a defensive line across the main road into the city.

Camel cavalry reinforcements arrive and join the assault.

More reinforcements for the assault.  Horse cavalry this time.

The camels and a unit of infantry use the breach in the wall to enter the city's outskirts.

A unit of Highlanders move to protect an approach into the city.

A unit of British troops take position on the walls of a building ready to lay down a hail of fire on any assaulting troops that get to close.

The troops defending the main road blast away with rifle and cannon.

The Fuzzy's are ready to assault the city, but must break through the Highlanders that have formed up in the alley way.

The camel cavalry continue their approach on the city.

The Highlanders show their worth and hold their ground against wave after wave of Fuzzy attackers.

More infantry moving across the river to aid the assault, but a British steam ship has arrived.

The British Steam ship fires on the gun boats.

The gun boats manage to destroy a cannon in the city.  The path just got a little safer for the assaulting troops.

Another wave of infantry for the assault, but another British steam ship arrives as well.

With 2 British steam ships, it doesn't look like many more reinforcements will be coming and the fire from the gun boats will probably be silenced as well.

The troops on the boats suffer losses from the fire from the British Marines.

The British pull back to the Redoubt and form a defensive line to protect the civilians.

The Fuzzy's reach the mosque and form up at the entrance as their leader enters the building to retrieve their idol.

With their approach blocked, the Attackers decide to board the steam ship.  It doesn't go well and they are repelled by the Marines.

The Fuzzy's have suffered major losses, but their leader is able to get away with the idol they were seeking.

The remaining Fuzzy's assault the redoubt, but are repelled by the defenders.  If they could have breached this defensive line it would have been easy to slaughter the remaining civilians, but the British valiantly hold the line against overwhelming odds and protect the redoubt.
The game was tons of fun and the table was beautiful.  Thanks to Bill for putting the game together and Thanks to Randy, Viking Mike and Gene for playing.


  1. Thanks! I had the easy part. Taking pictures and posting them. I didn't have to paint or build anything.