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29 April 2017

In Stores: Zulus on the Ramparts! Released on iPhone and iPad

Defend Rorke's Drift against the Zulu Army in this release on iOS portables from Victory Point Games.

Published on 22 FEB 2013 4:10pm by Wargamer Staff

Victory Point Games brought one of their classic tabletop games to the digital zone with the release of Zulus on the Ramparts! for the iPhone and iPad today. While you won't get the wonderful feeling of physical interaction with the game pieces and cards, the iOS versions keep everything in nice and neat order (the actual tabletop version is also nice and neat, but definitely thicker than an iPhone and iPad).

From the looks of the screenshots, the artwork is fairly faithful to the real deal, and I'm sure that the gameplay is the same 1-player goodness. As you can surmise, the history behind the game's setting is that you are in charge of the 140 British troops in 1879 as the Zulu Army heads towards your position at the Mission Station at Rorke's Drift. Doesn't seem too difficult right? Well, when the Zulu Army is 4,000 strong and fresh off the victory over a British invading column into Zululand at Isandlwana, then things can get dicey.

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You can pick up Zulus on the Ramparts! for $7.99 at the iTunes App Store. If you're a fan of the original tabletop and want something for more on the go, or if you're looking for a bit of variety, it could be up your alley. We'll be taking a look at this game in the near future, so be sure to keep an eye out!