Event - Battle of Rorkes Drift

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Date/s: 19-01-2020
Time: Any time during Gaming Hall Trading Hours
Game Limit: No limit set
Cost: No Charge
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Today the HOH will be hosting the Battle for Rorke´s Drift.  

We will be fighting the battle using the Warlord Games Rorke Drift terrain set (see picture below).

Taken from Matt´s favourite source of, possibly accurate, internet Knowledge, Wikipedia, here is some information about the battle.

The Battle of Rorke´s Drift, also known as the Defence of Rorke´s Drift, was a battle in the Anglo-Zulu War. The defence of the mission station of Rorke´s Drift, under the command of Lieutenant John Chard of the Royal Engineers, immediately followed the British Army´s defeat at the Battle of Isandlwana on 22 January 1879, and continued into the following day, 23 January.

Just over 150 British and colonial troops successfully defended the garrison against an intense assault by 3,000 to 4,000 Zulu warriors. The massive, but piecemeal, Zulu attacks on Rorke´s Drift came very close to defeating the tiny garrison but were ultimately repelled. Eleven Victoria Crosses were awarded to the defenders, along with a number of other decorations and honours.

While we should be able to supply all the models required for the game suitable to the period will be welcomed.

New players are also welcome and no experience of the Black Powder rules are required.

Images taken from the Warlord Games Website.


Battle of Rorkes Drift