Soldiers of the Negus

Published by: Critical Hit. January 1996
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Contents: 4 page historical booklet, 2 rules pages (punched for a 3-ring binder), 8 scenarios, 1 counter sheet

Soldiers of the Negus features 8 scenarios depicting actions from the Italo-Ethiopian War of 1935-1936.
All the counters are 1/2", a few counters that are normally represented by 5/8" counters (like AT-Guns and snipers) appear in a small version here.

The set includes rules for the Ethiopian Army. They can try to flip (YES: flip!) over the small Italian tank-ettes.

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The First of Many
Jobbo Fett: 6.0 out of 10. [Review score: 0] [Agree] [Disagree]

Firstly, I wish to point out that this review is based mostly on the updated scenarios released in Hollow Legions 3rd Edition.

This scenario pack is one of the early attempts at something particularly striking, depicting combat from one of the lesser known conflicts, overshadowed by several civil wars and then the Second World War. The pack provides interesting details on the conflict... Read full review...


SoN 3: The Golden Mountain033 6.00The Tembien, EthiopiaE-AFREthiopianItalian2.6 hrs63% Ethiopian26%
SoN 1: Our Place in the Sun03 6.40Amba Augher, EthiopiaE-AFRItalian / EritreanEthiopian6 hrsBalanced2%
SoN 6: Keber Zabania02 6.00Mai Ceu, EthiopiaE-AFREthiopianItalian (Eritrean)6.4 hrs60% Italian (Eritrean)2%
SoN 5: Circle the Wagons!07 1.60Near Selaclaca, The Shire, EthiopiaE-AFREthiopianItalian6.7 hrs100% Italian6%
SoN 4: The Bitwoded Gamble02 2.67Near Amba Aradam, EthiopiaE-AFREthiopianItalian / Eritrean7 hrsUnknown2%
SoN 2: Criniti's Escape05 5.57Dembeguina Pass, EthiopiaE-AFRItalianEthiopian7.4 hrsBalanced4%
SoN 7: The Wells of Borgut02 7.50Borgut, The Ogaden, EthiopiaE-AFRItalian / EritreanEthiopian7.4 hrs100% Ethiopian2%
SoN 8: Last Hope at New Flower02 5.67Addis Ababa, EthiopiaE-AFREthiopianItalian7.4 hrs100% Italian2%

 * Popularity is the sum of Roar and Archive reported playings based as a percentage of the parent publication's total games.

 (Dark) grey rows indicate Night scenarios.

Median length of scenarios: 6.85hrs

Average rating of scenarios: 5.18

Total playing time: 50.9hrs

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