Sunday, October 19, 2008
Colonialism is an ugly business
Yesterday, our gaming club played a scenario set in Colonial Rantoul. This fictional region is modeled on the regions fought over by the European powers in the later 1800s. Here you will see British, French, Germans, Italians, Beduins, Tuaregs, Sudanese, Zulus, Indians, Egyptians, and many other groups pitted against one another in our ongoing campaigns. I commanded on the native right wing as we defended our Holy city from British attack. As usual, the British sent in the Territorials first so that none of the "real" soldiers would suffer too much... but this time it didn't work! The natives fared well since we stayed hidden in forts and towns to avoid the superior British firepower!