The last tale of heroic Toy Soldiers in action for this year. With this tale comes a THANK YOU to all those who have stopped by and especially those who have taken the time to leave a comment. They are all appreciated and provide inspiration to carry on and sometimes also ideas well worth considering or questions that cause useful thinking on my part but even just the number of views helps inspire me to keep blogging and keep trying to improve. I'll be here in 2021 and I hope you will be as well.
|The traditional sentimental shot of the most poignant part of the battle prior to telling the story....
(Well, for Europeans at least. btw Were all trading posts on the border founded by Irishmen?)
|Shortly after the courier passed through giving the alarm, the first Zulu warriors appeared.
|As the British right began to pull back the Zulus overwhelmed the garrison in the yard of the post and started heading for the almost empty laager.
|As the above incident was playing out, the Zulus finally over ran the post and charged towards the laager. Once within the Gatling's range however, its deadly hail of bullets starting scything them down.
|As dusk settled in, the Zulu commander decided that the game was not worth the cost and order his warriors back.
There we are folks, two wild cards shortened the game by 2 turns. I'm not sure if the British would have survived two more turns, possibly, but they were glad it wasn't put to the test. You'll be happy to know that Colonel J Hill survived his wounds and will appear again.