4th – 6th October 2019

Rules “Carry on up the Raj” by Steve Thompson.

The Wargames holiday centre will be the venue for two Indian uprising games to be played over the weekend. These are imagination games built around the campaign waged by the East India Company and the British Army.

Game 1

The East India Company has been informed of an Indian Hill fort deep in the wilderness that the Indian Mutineers are holding and rumour has it the fort is impregnable.

The mutineers are flocking to the fort and moral is high.

Bengals

At last the British are against something they cannot take?

To prove a point the East India Company has assembled a large column including engineers and explosives and are marching to blow the hill fort out of existence as they have before to keep the Indian morale at bay and the mutiny under control.

Your mission is to make sure the engineers and 10,000 pounds of explosives are deployed at the fort and reduce the fort to rubble.

Your Sepoy’s are not as reliable as you might think and the Indian Loyalist units feel they have a point to prove.

Command well or you may well die in the wilderness, numbers will be against you as will the terrain.

Game 2

The British have managed to push deep into the heart of the mutineers held country and have at last forced the Indians to stand and fight.

The British force including Highlanders and Naval brigade are well positioned to break the mutiny right here in open warfare on the battlefield but have vastly underestimated the numbers against them

With the Sepoy’s in the army getting jittery and the loyal Indians far from happy it will fall upon the British to show the way forward.

The Indian commanders will have reserves joining the fray all the time so it’s a race against time to get the job done before the force becomes overwhelmed

Until recently all my wargaming experience has been fulfilled by playing at the Wargames Holiday Centre, I have made some very good friends along the way re-fighting the great battles of the Napoleonic Wars, and while I have my own setup now I still frequent the place. I have gamed with the new proprietor for these last 10 years and am really looking forward to the new Wargames Holiday Centre in it’s new location

Noel Bilson, Plymouth