Again, the excellent "The Sword and the Flame" were used
for this game. It uses a card drawing system to determine which units move
or fire. Although based on historical facts and events and working within
the framework of the historical capacities of the units represented: It
is first and foremost a "Game".
Morale is simple, being affected
by the presence or absence of leaders, (Tribal Chiefs, Sheiks, Officers
We used a few variations and modifications to the rules,
to which they lend themselves very well. This is one of the great virtues
of this gaming system.
Those variations that were applicable to this scenario
can be found on the preceding set up page for this battle.
Men may be Able Bodied (operate as normal), Wounded (shoot
and move at a disadvantage) or Incapacitated (cannot shoot or move). French
must attempt to carry all wounded with them. Dead French Officers must
also be carried. When there are insufficient able bodied men to carry the
wounded, French units will stand in place and fight to the last man.
The French have no hidden movement.