Last month I played in a fun Colonial Sudan campaign game. It was just a small engagement, British vs. Dervishes. I was on the British side trying to take a town, with some help of a gunboat. Dan (who is running the campaign) played the Dervishes. The battle rules for the campaign are The Sword and the Flame. Everyone knows these rules so I won't go into description about them. What I will say is I got into historical miniature wargaming 29 years ago because of these rules. I think I got burnt out on them awhile back, but this campaign is fun and the rules are not that bad. The subtle changes/additions to the rules have improved things. Also, Dan always puts on fun games.
Photo from Dan's blog.
Here is the link to the recap of the battle (on Dan's blog):
I am always impressed by how popular Ancient gaming is at our club and it is usually DB something. This week it was DBA and DBM. There was a DBN game going on close by. Every year our club takes on a nearby club in Colorado for a tournament. This is one period I haven't been that interested in, but I do admit the naval aspect sounds interesting to me. I've even been doing some research on chariot racing gaming recently. Like other periods, it is probably just a matter of time before I do something Ancient miniature gaming. I will say that I just can't get that excited about the DBx rules. All the power to those who game it and go CMH in the tournament!