ZULUS ON THE RAMPARTS! is the battle cry of those defending the Mission Station at Rorke’s Drift. It is 22 January 1879, and the British invasion column moving into Zululand was disastrously defeated that morning at nearby Isandlwana. Now, fresh troops from the victorious Zulu iMpi (army) are advancing on your position. With your 140 British soldiers and auxiliaries, you must survive the repeated attacks of 4000+ crack Zulu warriors.
This States of Siege™ game puts you squarely in command of a desperate defense. As events unfold and heroes emerge, can you build up the barricades and fill the breaches before the camp is overrun? As the Zulus relentlessly charge wielding their deadly spears and as British rifles overheat, can you keep cool and make the command decisions necessary to hold your position and repel the onrush of fierce braves until the Relief Column arrives?
The Battle of Rorke’s Drift saw more Victoria Crosses awarded than any other before or since. Can you write an equally glorious page in history as you confront these ZULUS ON THE RAMPARTS! ?
Complexity: 3 on a 9 scaleSolitaire Suitability: 9 on a 9 scaleScale: Each unit is one Zulu iButho (Regiment); each turn is about 15-45 minutes of real time.
Polybag Game Components:
• One 40-page, color Game Rules booklet• 82 thick, multi-shaped, laser-cut game pieces (some assembly required)• 50 Action cards• One 11” x 17” color game map• Four six-sided 5mm dice
What's In The Box?:
• One 40-page, color Game Rules booklet• 82 thick, multi-shaped, laser-cut game pieces (some assembly required)• 50 Action cards• One 11” x 17” color game map• Four six-sided 12mm dice• One 11" x 17" mounted, jigsaw-cut game map• One bright red, 9 1/4" x 5 7/8" Standard cardboard VPG game box• One beautiful box cover sleeve• One "Wipes-A-Lot" napkin• One charcoal dessicant packet
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