The Afghans in the village open fire and cause the first casualties . The piles of pennies are to keep track of the ammunition a unit has and its expenditure .
A special card is drawn and this unit gets to move quicker !
The British Commander Col. H.C. Crawly ( creepy Crawly to his men !) tries to deploy his men under heavy fire ( the Afghans fire was very lucky in the first few moves - the British had a 'Poor Fire Discipline' card drawn and shot off half their ammo and hit nothing !)
The Lancers fall back to allow the Highlander to move forward , with the Gatling in support .
The other Platoon deploys under heavy fire .
The British move forward cautiously and open fire on the enemy in the village - causing few casualties .
When a 'Halt' card is drawn you stop the present bound and move onto the next , as in this example the Highlanders fire at the Afghans in cover - then a 'Halt' card was drawn and the firing bound stops and you move onto Hand to Hand, if there is any - the Afghans don't get a chance to fire this move . This is a new rule to me and I must say although at times frustrating I like it as it adds another degree of uncertanty to the game . Too be continued....