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The Fall of the Asante Empire: The Hundred-Year War for Africa's Gold Coast, by Robert B. Edgerton

A substantial GeekGold prize will be awarded to the first BGG forum contributor to spot the rather obvious error on this book cover.

Avoid the red herring: Asante, Ashanti, or Ashantee should all be considered correct.
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The picture is from the Zulu War?
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plloyd1010 wrote:
The picture is from the Zulu War?


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The dust jacket even describes the cover image as a scene from the Zulu War ("...saving the colours of the 24th Regiment 22nd January 1879") but they used it anyway.

The publisher was only off target by hundreds upon hundreds of miles between west Africa and southern Africa. shake
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shake Accordingly with the "Zulu Dawn"-movie depiction, then the 'colours' were 'relinquished' eventually sans "Save" and where is the picture of this? While even LOST along with their 'artillery guns/rockets' in attendance, so, there's several instances of 'truly bad military choices' perpetrated then. Oh yeah, "Zulu Dawn" were incorrect too, since they HAD made their assaults at around just before NOON that day.
 
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