Wednesday, December 2, 2009
The Battle of Maiwand is a two-player simulation of the battle fought during the Second Afghan War, (1878-1882) on the 27th of July 1880 between the Afghan forces of Ayoub Khan and an Anglo-Indian Brigade commanded by Brigadier General G.R.S. Burroughs. Ayoub Khan was marching on Kandahar with 25,000 troops (more ore less as the actual number is not definitively known), while General Burroughs was dispatched with 2,500 troops to Maiwand, about 50 miles Northwest of Kandahar to oppose the Afghan advance. First published in 2005 by Kyber Pass Games and designed by Dennis L. Bishop, this new release features new counters, a variant scenario and an historical article on the battle by Tom Cundiff.