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 Disparity in British and Zulu unit scale when wargaming larger battles of the Zulu War

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PostSubject: Disparity in British and Zulu unit scale when wargaming larger battles of the Zulu War   Sat Apr 26, 2014 7:00 pm

One of the biggest problems I've found when wargaming bigger battles of the Zulu war (ie Isandlwana or Khambula) is figuring out the best scale to use. Company level rules seem the obvious choice when you only take into account the British side, but when you read about these battles it seems that battalion level would be much more appropriate when dealing with the Zulu side as the Zulu involvement is always described as functioning and maneuvering as regiments during a battle rather than individual companies. I have tried many different rules, but I have not found any that reconciles this disparity. Most rules either have units of both sides organized as companies, or both sides organized as battalions. Has this been a problem for anyone else who wargames the Zulu War? How do you handle this? Are there any rules that handle this disparity in the organizational size of each side?
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PostSubject: Re: Disparity in British and Zulu unit scale when wargaming larger battles of the Zulu War   Sun Apr 27, 2014 9:49 am

Does this help !

http://petesweb.zxq.net/ageofmusket/rorkesdrift/
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PostSubject: Re: Disparity in British and Zulu unit scale when wargaming larger battles of the Zulu War   Sun Apr 27, 2014 4:14 pm

Thanks impi. Yes this does give me some ideas on how I might deal with the issue.
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PostSubject: Re: Disparity in British and Zulu unit scale when wargaming larger battles of the Zulu War   Thu Feb 02, 2017 4:48 pm

I am currently using newline 20mm figures for isandlwana. Company/troop vs warband, wrote my own rules if you would like a copy.
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PostSubject: Re: Disparity in British and Zulu unit scale when wargaming larger battles of the Zulu War   Fri Feb 03, 2017 5:52 am

Thanks. That would be great!
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PostSubject: Re: Disparity in British and Zulu unit scale when wargaming larger battles of the Zulu War   Fri Feb 03, 2017 9:01 am

Can you send me your email address and I will forward the rules to you with the tokens/markers I have created. Please bear in mind they are home written so probably need more explanation but feel free to ask. I have tested them a couple of times and they seem to work well enough, but any suggestions appreciated.


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