The "What should I work on next?" poll result has kick started my WWI in Africa/Middle East wargaming. I do not have what I need painted up and know very little about WWI in Africa or Middle East. This all started with the purchase of 10mm Pendraken miniatures at a garage sale that a friend put on a year or two ago.
I had read about the war in East Africa in WWI and there are only limited set piece large battles and it was basically a German withdrawal to fight another day campaign. The Battle of Tanga may still be doable. I then looked at Egypt with the Suez canal. I did some testing of the Battle of Romani, but discovered the Turks did not attack with enough troops and were easily stopped and pushed back. This battle would not be an interesting scenario. I am now exploring the First Battle of Gaza (1917). I think it is doable.
- If the Lord Spares Us
- Great War Spearhead
- Field of Battle WWI
- Blitzkrieg Command WWI
- Command Decision
- No Mans Land
- Megablitz WWI (Kaiserblitz)
- Big Table Little Men
I used to wargame 20mm North Africa WWII, and figured I would not go back to desert wargaming, but here I am. Researching the maps of the Sinai and Palestine, it does look pretty bleak. Gaza does sound interesting with cactus hedges, but outside Gaza there doesn't seem to be very much. I'll have to see what I can do to spruce it up somewhat. I have some ideas for palm trees. Maybe with all the figures it will look better.
After I paint up everything, I can do future battles in Palestine and maybe Mesopotamia. The Second Battle of Gaza has British tanks.
I am not ruling out picking a different ruleset for a different battle in the future. The First Battle of Gaza will probably work best for me with the Big Table Little Men and Megablitz combo.