Some days, I just can't win. I played Don Cox in a 28mm Darkest Africa game featuring Belgian Force Publique vs. German colonial troops. When we started the game, I fired three different squads and missed three different times with all my troops. Don's Germans proceeded to inflict 3-5 casualties every time he fired one of his Mauser armed infantry units. Both Don and I lost our mountain artillery. But I proceeded to have three different Belgian askari units reach 50% losses and rout away from the battle line. I was able to rally one of the units. The others ran away. By turn 5, I called game because I only had one full unit left on the table. The others were in the process of routing or running off the table.
Such was a day for the Belgian Force Publique. Not that a nicer group of European led askaris deserved it. Historical, the Force Publique was one of the most notorious colonial armies in Africa. I only have a company of British, Belgian, and German colonial troops for each army. But that is all you really need for playing Darkest Africa. Anything else is a little too large for the scale of combat The Sword in Africa/The Sword and The Flame is designed to do.
Here are some photos from the game I played with Don Cox this afternoon: