I suck at scenario design (I can create and eventually balance one, after a few playtests, but off the cuff they are usually quite unbalanced), but fortunately I have some of Mark Fastoso's Colonial Campaigns books, so I decided to play one from the Ethiopian book, "Adowa the Center Brigades".
For those unfamiliar with the scenario the Italo-Eritrean force have to accrue more Victory points than the Abyssinian. Victory points are earned at the end of each turn by solely occupying the 3 of the 4 hills.
|Eritrean askari set up|
|Abyssinian slowly advance towards the Eritreans.|
|Abyssinian Snyder-yaji (riflemen) driving askari from the first Victory point hill.|
|Cavalry rush forward to prevent the Italians from garnering more VP from this hill.|
|Turn nine, Askari tenaciously still cling to one of the victory hills...|
|and threatening another victory hill, if they get first move back up they'll go.|
|Italians holding the third hill, they were engaged in fire fight with some Neftenya (rifle musket armed) Abyssinian warriors, but reduced them to two figures which failed their Critical Morale check.|
|The rest of the Italian force behind the second victory hill supporting the askari.|
For those that are curious about the figures used.
The Abysinianss are all from HAT miniatures Alexander's Light Infantry, Hannibal's Carthaginians - African Infantry, the cavalry are Napoleonic French Mamelukes.
The Italians are ESCI's Zulu wars British infantry, the Machine gunner is from a Revell WWI German infantry set with a head swap, the Eritrean askari are ESCI's Napoleonic French infantry modified (shakos carved into fez and turn backs carved away).
|Last picture of Italian General Albertoni (mounted, back to camera, left side).|