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New HPS Game The Drift 1879 - 4/7/2012 1:15:15 PM   
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On the afternoon of 22 January 1879, two survivors from Isandlwana – Lieutenant Adendorff of the 1st/3rd NNC along with a trooper from the Natal Carbineers – arrived at Rorke's Drift bearing news of the shocking defeat and destruction of the British Army at Isandlwana. They carried with them one other bit of information of importance to the garrison at Rorke's Drift. A part of the Zulu impi, some 3000 to 4000 strong, was now headed directly their way.

Upon hearing the news, Chard, Bromhead, and Acting Assistant Commissary James Dalton had to make a quick decision. Attempt a retreat to Helpmekaar or defend their tenuous position at the Drift. Dalton pointed out that a small column, traveling in open terrain, burdened with carts full of wounded and ailing, would be easily overtaken and defeated by the numerically superior Zulu force.

The only acceptable course was to stand their ground and fight. Under the command of Lieutenant John Chard of the Royal Engineers, the Battle of Rorke's Drift immediately followed the British Army's staggering defeat at the hands of the Zulu at Isandlwana earlier in the day. The defense of Rorke's Drift stands out as one of the most courageous actions in military history. With eleven Victoria Crosses awarded, its legend remains part of British military heritage to this day.
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RE: New HPS Game The Drift 1879 - 4/7/2012 1:20:13 PM   
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RE: New HPS Game The Drift 1879 - 4/7/2012 5:16:23 PM   
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Wished they had used individual's like the boardgame Roak's Drift did.  Great game.  Who is the blue guys in the middle?

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RE: New HPS Game The Drift 1879 - 4/7/2012 5:21:29 PM   
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Wished they had used individual's like the boardgame Roak's Drift did.  Great game.  Who is the blue guys in the middle?


I think the blue guys are the hospital patients now fighting.

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RE: New HPS Game The Drift 1879 - 4/7/2012 11:51:31 PM   
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2nd that. Great game.


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RE: New HPS Game The Drift 1879 - 4/8/2012 12:45:14 AM   
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Wished they had used individual's like the boardgame Roak's Drift did.  Great game.  Who is the blue guys in the middle?


No Hookie?

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RE: New HPS Game The Drift 1879 - 4/8/2012 4:29:46 AM   
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Having Hookie is mandatory.

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RE: New HPS Game The Drift 1879 - 4/8/2012 2:27:06 PM   
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And where is Michael Caine, as Bromhead? Does Richard Burton do the narration?

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RE: New HPS Game The Drift 1879 - 4/8/2012 2:33:00 PM   
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Well sorry to be the dissenting voice here. but this game is rubbish. I mean are you really telling me that there were just three British troops at Rorke's Drift? And are they two orderlies assisting the surgeon Reynolds in the centre, or is that the Bee Gees first gig??

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RE: New HPS Game The Drift 1879 - 4/8/2012 2:40:48 PM   
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Well I don't have an idea if the game is rubbish or not, but in regard to the numbers,

The Drift 1879 uses a variable distance scale of 30 meters per grid cell outside the fort and 3 meters inside. This allows players to uniquely experience the different flavors and characteristics of the engagement, from the initial stage crossing the open fields to the perimeter and the desperate hand-to-hand fighting inside. Units are comprised of 3-6 men, with each turn spanning about 5 minutes of battle.

Also I think those blue figures represent the fighting wounded. Maybe Hookie is one of them?

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RE: New HPS Game The Drift 1879 - 4/8/2012 2:43:56 PM   
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Also I think those blue figures represent the fighting wounded. Maybe Hookie is one of them?
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Ah, not the Bee Gees then.....

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RE: New HPS Game The Drift 1879 - 4/8/2012 2:46:56 PM   
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Also I think those blue figures represent the fighting wounded. Maybe Hookie is one of them?
Warspite1

Ah, not the Bee Gees then.....


Well, I think I hear a faint chorus now ------ "In the event of something happening to me ... there is something I would like you all to see.. It's just a photograph of someone I once knew..."

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RE: New HPS Game The Drift 1879 - 4/8/2012 2:48:52 PM   
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Also I think those blue figures represent the fighting wounded. Maybe Hookie is one of them?
Warspite1

Ah, not the Bee Gees then.....


Well, I think I hear a faint chorus now ------ "In the event of something happening to me ... there is something I would like you all to see.. It's just a photograph of someone I once knew..."
Warspite1

I was think more along the lines of "Stayin' Alive" given the Islandhana(?) debacle....

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RE: New HPS Game The Drift 1879 - 4/8/2012 2:52:02 PM   
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Yes of course --- Happy Easter all. I better log off before I get in trouble with Mrs. Yogi.

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RE: New HPS Game The Drift 1879 - 4/8/2012 2:53:16 PM   
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Yes of course --- Happy Easter all. I better log off before I get in trouble with Mrs. Yogi.
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Happy Easter Yogi!

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RE: New HPS Game The Drift 1879 - 4/10/2012 2:57:35 PM   
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Anyone tried this yet?

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RE: New HPS Game The Drift 1879 - 4/10/2012 4:39:03 PM   
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I saw Zulu last night on Netflix. My favorite part of that whole movie is when that British soldier dropped his bayonet and the NCO behind him gave him a snide remark. It makes me laugh everytime!

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RE: New HPS Game The Drift 1879 - 4/12/2012 10:17:45 AM   
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Anyone tried this yet?



You can download it here and try it yourself:

http://www.jlssg.com/downloads.html

It'll play as an unregistered/demo version until you buy a license and enter the serial #.

Kind of interesting that it was made by the same person/group that made the old ZuluWar! game.

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RE: New HPS Game The Drift 1879 - 4/13/2012 4:53:53 AM   
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I downloaded the demo and installed it,but it not work.

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RE: New HPS Game The Drift 1879 - 4/13/2012 9:35:09 AM   
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Deleted: I quoted an earlier post instead of editing it.

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RE: New HPS Game The Drift 1879 - 4/17/2012 10:58:01 PM   
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Norton keeps removing it.

Partial replay here. http://sugarfreegamer.com/?p=3634

Looks more and more interesting.

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RE: New HPS Game The Drift 1879 - 4/18/2012 3:01:39 PM   
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Spelk has a nice AAR going. Looks great!

I bought the game on day one of release, but I haven't played it yet. Too many other irons in the fire at the moment.

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RE: New HPS Game The Drift 1879 - 4/18/2012 5:00:44 PM   
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I thought this is somehow connected with Tokyo Drift until I saw the date in the thread name.

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RE: New HPS Game The Drift 1879 - 4/23/2012 3:00:38 AM   
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Michael Caine as Bromhead, where? Richard Burton doing the narration?

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RE: New HPS Game The Drift 1879 - 4/23/2012 4:00:10 AM   
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The defense of Rorke's Drift stands out as one of the most courageous actions in military history.


It's a nice sentiment but doubtfully the case.

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RE: New HPS Game The Drift 1879 - 4/23/2012 8:20:09 AM   
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The defense of Rorke's Drift stands out as one of the most courageous actions in military history.


It's a nice sentiment but doubtfully the case.


My wife's uncle standing up to his overbearing wife takes that title!


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RE: New HPS Game The Drift 1879 - 4/23/2012 1:33:00 PM   
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Oh I seem to have missed this thread, and created one for my AAR.. I'm up to part 2 now (which is the first 40 turns) so I'll update that over at the other thread.

http://www.matrixgames.com/forums/tm.asp?m=3087740

Sorry about that..

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RE: New HPS Game The Drift 1879 - 4/23/2012 3:32:05 PM   
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Good AAR....enjoying it.

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RE: New HPS Game The Drift 1879 - 4/25/2012 11:53:11 PM   
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I've been checking it out. I'm not sure I'm that interested in the game, though.

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