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MD13 - Maiwand - 27 July 1880

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Historical Overview
The Battle of Maiwand on 27 July 1880 was one of the principal battles of the Second Anglo-Afghan War. Under the leadership of Ayub Khan, the Afghans defeated two brigades of British and Indian troops under Brigadier-General George Burrows, though at a high price: between 2,050 and 2,750 Afghan warriors were killed, and probably about 1,500 wounded. British and Indian forces suffered 969 soldiers killed and 177 wounded.
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The stage is set, the battle lines are drawn, and you are in command. The rest is history.

Set-Up Order

Woods x
Hills x

 

British Troops
Brigadier General Burrows
6 Command cards
Move First

 

 

     
XX XX XX XX

Afghan Tribes
Ayub Khan
6 Command cards

 

 

     
XX XX XX XX

Victory
5 Banners
- Each ordered british unit, which left their edge through on one of the 3 red marked hexes, counts as 1 VP for the British player (LDR don’t count in this case as VP).

Special Rules 
- Cross sabers hits only in melee
- Ravine: the hill tiles represent ravine terrain. A unit, which moves from a non ravine tile, on or off a ravine hex, must stop.  Moving from a ravine hex to another, don’t stop moving. Ravine hex don’t block LOS.

British Army:

- British Engineers: The british unit on the left (with shovels and badge) are Engineers. They ignores terrain battle restrictions in close combat. Instead of battling, they may built a fieldwork in her own or an adjacent hex or may built a bridge on a river hex. They can upgrade this fieldwork in a further turn to an entrenchment.
- British Rifles: The british unit on the right (single picture unit) with 3 figures battles 2-2-2-2. If they don’t move, they also hit on XSW.
- Horse Artillery: The british horse artillery may move 0-1 and battles with 4-3-2-1  or move 2 and no battle.

Afghan Army:

- Tribes with swords: - Strength 5 figures - Move 0-1 and battle 3-2-1 OR move 2 without battle
- Tribes with muskets: - Strength 4 figures - Move 1 and battle 3-2-1 OR don´t move and battle 4-3-2-1

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