Back to Ahmednuggur: More 15mm Wellesley in India

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March 9, 2019 by wargamerchris

At Winter War 2019 we brought the walled city of Ahmednuggur back for a second convention game.  It had been a couple of years but setting up the table and the troops is relatively easy, so I’m sure it will become a staple for the convention circuit.

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Wellesley oversees the reserve while the advance guard pushes the light gun to the gate – hopefully to knock it down…

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A better view of the main gate of the pettah – the Scots in the lead here would take a serious beating in this iteration…

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The Marathas have four units of light cavalry outside the fortress to harass the British and make them keep some flank security….

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Three units of arab mercenary troops were inside the city – including this one just behind the gate.

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Major Dodd’s cobras are here on the wall – in the purple trousers.  The Sharpe novel inspired a special rule – once a British/Sepoy unit enters the fortress, Dodd and his Cobras have to escape the table – typically by the gate on the opposite side of the Pettah.  

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The fortress garrison did a nice job of backstopping units on the wall which were taking casualties.  As soon as a British unit would break one of their units and ascend to the walls, this second line would work hard to inflict casualties and attempt to push them back.

 

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This game swung back and forth on the wall – but eventually the British got in but had insufficient forces left to clear the city.    The game has gone 1-1 each way now.   Lots of fun.

2 thoughts on “Back to Ahmednuggur: More 15mm Wellesley in India

  1. Pete S/ SP says:

    Superb- the walled city with masses of troops vout side it is very evocative.

    Cheers,

    Pete.

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