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June 2024 Monthly Challenge -- Zulu!

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June 2024 Monthly Challenge -- Zulu!

Postby Dukasaur on Mon Jun 03, 2024 6:53 pm

Official Monthly Challenge for June 2024

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-Zulu!-

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60 years ago, the movie "Zulu" was released, celebrating the legendary battle for Rorke's Drift during the Zulu Wars.

We ourselves have a brilliant map of Rorke's Drift, thoroughly researched and beautifully rendered by our former member koontz1973.

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Like most movies about historical events, the movie isn't perfect, and does contain a number of inaccuracies. Nonetheless, the general opinion is that it's much better than one usually expects from Hollywood. Link to Wikipedia discussion of the accuracy: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zulu_(1964_film)#Historical_accuracy
wikipedia wrote:In 2010, Alex von Tunzelmann of The Guardian gave the film a grade of B, saying: "The Zulus are a mystery, the Welsh are misplaced, a Victoria Cross recipient is slandered, and no one has enough facial hair. Nonetheless, Zulu is a brilliantly made dramatisation of Rorke's Drift, and it does a fine job of capturing the spirit for which the battle is remembered."


Minor inaccuracies aside, Zulu remains a favourite of war movie aficionados.



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LINK TO JUNE SCOREBOARD

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Settings -- Bronze
Map: Rorke's Drift
Players Per Game: 2
Game Type: Standard or Poly(2)
Initial Troops: Automatic
Play Order: Sequential
Spoils: None
Reinforcements: Chained
FOG: YES
TRENCH: YES
Round Limit: 20 or 30
Round Length: 24 Hours or 2 Minute Speed
Joinablility: Public

Settings -- Silver
Map: Rorke's Drift
Players Per Game: 6
Game Type: Triples
Initial Troops: Automatic
Play Order: Sequential
Spoils: Zombie
Reinforcements: NONE
FOG: YES
TRENCH: NO
Round Limit: 20 or 30
Round Length: 24 Hours or 2 Minute Speed
Joinablility: Public

Settings -- Gold
Map: Rorke's Drift
Players Per Game: 8
Game Type: Terminator
Initial Troops: Manual
Play Order: Sequential
Spoils: Flat
Reinforcements: Unlimited
FOG: NO
TRENCH: YES
Round Limit: 20 or 30
Round Length: 24 Hours or 2 Minute Speed
Joinablility: Public


Medal Criteria

1964 Points are required for a Challenge medal, including at least two types of token.
60 points are awarded for a Bronze token.
150 points are awarded for a Silver token.
605 points are awarded for a Gold token.
DUE TO THE LIKELY SLOWNESS OF THE GOLD GAMES, THIS MONTH'S CHALLENGE ALLOWS TEN WEEKS TO COMPLETION INSTEAD OF THE USUAL ONE MONTH. Wins will count until September 10th. (Games must still begin by the end of June.)


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