First of all, Tas AKA Paul, the host of this site is temporarily detained with other domestic callings. His wife is away on business so he is filling in all the roles his family requires for awhile including father and maintainer of the castle, university researcher, student, military man, and much more. He can't wait to get back to gaming and this site, but it will have to wait until the domestic scene returns to its previous order. In the mean time, adjunct posters like myself will fill in content for Tas.
Here are some photos of the BASRAH 1915 game. Players were Maksim, Tim, Mike McGraw, Mike O., Hal L., and Nils. I took the photos. Observers included Carl O., Jim C. and Mark Cuomo, Mikos, Mike S., Marcus, and George G.
Ottoman lines on the right.
TOP: Maksim's Arabs set up in a strong town building...
The fellows out of cover were quickly routed.
TOP: The British forces were bolstered by an armored car (left).
It's machine gun tore up Ottoman lines.
...to no avail!
TOP: A set of ruins in the foreground saved the Allies from a worse defeat.
TOP: By turn 2, the Allied ranks had been decimated by rifle fire.
The game itself went well and all had a good time, but the scenario was, perhaps tilted a little in favor of the Ottoman side since by turn two, the allied lines had been considerably thinned. In fact, the game was an absolute bloodbath with both sides taking roughly 40% to 70% casualties within just three turns! Next time, the Allies will receive more troops and the Ottomans less and we can see how it turns out!