of the Sahara
4. THE SHOT OF THE BATTLE
In the center,
the machine gun gets into full swing, and momentum of the Tukulor Ghosts
is brought to a halt.
||14.As the Berserk
unit charges up the stairs of the building, next to the train, Bigglau
passes back over the station. Seeing the charge Bilge passes over the charge
and banks steeply, Maurice de Perdu leans out with his rifle (it
was decided in the scenario rules, that Perdu would only hit on D20 roll
of "1", and that only "leader cards" would cause casualties)
and takes his 1:280 shot at the leading warrior of the chargers.
The charge falters.
The train crew on top of the building hold off the charge, taking one casualty,
a sailor, in the process. The advancing marines to the rear of the berserkers
pour fire into the rear of the charge until its momentum dissolves.
the amazement of all, the charging leader drops dead in his tracks and
rolls back down the stairs
The remaining warriors
leave the filed of battle.
||Somewhere in the
middle of the battle, the Bambara camel train was able to sneak through
the buildings and leave the filed. They took no casualties and lost no
The French were
not so lucky.
player was not told the victory conditions prior to the start of the game.
His mission was self-evident. To protect French interests lives and property
in the region. The French mission was to maintain credibility. The politicians
back home would decide if the action was a disaster or not – and what the
politicians thought was often at a variance with the thoughts of the military.
are also not told of what specific things they need to do to inspire a
new Jihad and an uprising against the French – their mission is simply
to cause death and mayhem.
So, this was
the method of victory calculation.
start the game with 100% credibility in the region. Loss of lives and property
would reduce credibility from 100%.
remained higher than 75%, this action would be an outstanding success for
If that credibility
at the game was at 75% or less, it was a minor French Victory.
dropped to 50% or less, it was considered a notable Tukulor success, French
Heads will Roll.
dropped to 25% or less, the New Mhadi has arrive, the French are crushed
and a major uprising starts in French West Africa.
These are the
factors that determine loss of credibility.
were the results for this game
Soldiers killed -10%
Officer killed -3%
leader killed -2%
soldiers killed -8%
civilians killed -2%
Credibility reduced to
and a notable
Tukulor success, but French
and the resistance does not
this game was played once
resulting in an Outstanding
with a virtual destruction
of the Tukulor.
It was again
played at Enfilade 2000, resulting in
of the Train, Aeroplane,
system and many French Dead -
were used each time, with
at least one pole)
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