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 Post subject: Trouble on the river Liu River 1900
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Trouble on the river Liu River 1900

Boxer Rebellion, officially supported peasant uprising of 1900 that attempted to drive all foreigners from China. “Boxers” was a name that foreigners gave to a Chinese secret society known as the Yihequan (“Righteous and Harmonious Fists”). The group practiced certain boxing and calisthenic rituals in the belief that this made them invulnerable. It was thought to be an offshoot of the Eight Trigrams Society (Baguajiao), which had fomented rebellions against the Qing dynasty in the late 18th and early 19th centuries. Their original aim was the destruction of the dynasty and also of the Westerners who had a privileged position in China.



An international force of some 19,000 troops was assembled, most of the soldiers coming from Japan and Russia but many also from Britain, the United States, France, Austria-Hungary, and Italy. On August 14, 1900, that force finally captured Beijing, relieving the foreigners and Christians besieged there since June 20. While foreign troops looted the capital, the empress dowager and her court fled westward to Xi’an in Shaanxi province, leaving behind a few imperial princes to conduct the negotiations. After extensive discussions, a protocol was finally signed in September 1901, ending the hostilities and providing for reparations to be made to the foreign powers.

Game was in 28mm 12ft by 6ft table, idea was for the allies to dislodge the Imperial and boxers from a fixed postion behind the barricades.

The Riverboat had two machines guns and could easy take damager from the enemies artillery,tactics the Imperial used was to charge the Boxers across the field towards the allies while the artillery could open up on the Riverboat.Map shows the positions at the beginning of the game, rules were Victorian Steel.

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Imperial behide baricades on the right flank.

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Chinese artillery prepare to open fire

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Order is given for the Boxers to move forward towards the Russians, being told that they are invincible and no bullets could harm them.

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The village being a tough nut to crack

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Imperial on the chinese left flank

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Having a good field of view the artillery open fire on the boat

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The Boxers move up in support

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The Riverboat open fire on the Boxers who got caught near the riverbank and suffer badly, the allies left flank move forward in support .
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More photos in the gallery at the website.

The Victorian Outpost is a new building created at the beginning of 2016, we can cater for almost any period and we now have the support of "Adrians Walls" and "Hovels Buildings" who have come on board.

Victorian Outpost has quickly become the number one wargaming place in Grimsby with its friendly welcome and fun place to visit, please pm myself to arrange a set time and date.


More photos on the website at http://www.victorian-steel.com/
Thanks Malc

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