Thursday 7 January 2016

Camel rockets! Battle of Laswari (1803), BBB AAR

I had a new experience on Monday. Never before had I commanded an army that included camel-mounted rockets. The contingent in question was the Maratha army at the battle of Laswari or Laswaree (1803) during the Second Anglo-Maratha War.

This game was the latest in Mark's growing collection of BBB scenarios set in India. What these battles generally have in common is very asymmetric armies; low troop densities (few troops, big table); fairly open terrain; and limited firepower ranges. All these factors combine to generate games with loads of manoeuvre and bags of flavour. The wars in India are mostly unknown territory to me, so I am learning a lot at the same time as having tasty wargaming fun.