Attack on an Amba

This Battle Report by James Morris is kindly reproduced here from his thread on the Lead Adventure Forum. Wonderful stuff, lovely pictures and an excellent report – great work.

 

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Had our first game of CoC: Abyssinia last night at Lenton Gamers.  Many thanks to Rolf and Jim for the lists – we had an excellent game.  The scenario was an attack on an objective, a platoon of Eritrean askaris attempting to take out an Ethiopian chief in his stronghold on top of an amba.

I’ll add some captions as I get time, and I think there will be a Scrivsland report to follow…

Both Ethiopian half-platoons deployed on phase one to soak up the Italian fire, which was just as well, as the 65/47 gun went into action straight away. A lucky shot from the Ethiopians killed the gun officer, but the gun was never silenced.

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Ethiopian riflemen rush to defend the left side of the amba. The two tribal sub-leaders (one of whom can be seen right, with sword) were of quite limited use during the game – as Rolf and Jim have rated them as ‘inferior senior leaders ‘, they only activate on a dice roll of 4. This meant that the Ethiopians actually had no junior leaders at all, so throwing threes was generally uselessl. Mildly frustrating, but a nice way to represent a poorer command structure.

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