|Early morning during set up. Taken from the stage where Rich Clarke was running his Fighting Season game. There's two more WW2 games out of shot to the right. More on all three in the next post.|
|Chris Churchill ran a game of Dux Brittanniarum involving getting a wagon train to the safety of a local village before it could be ambushed.|
|Jumping 1000 years to the Wars of the Roses, Paul Baldwin ran two sessions of the Sharpe Practice variant from the Summer Special 2013 entitled "Of All Base Passions" written by Pat Smith.|
Next up was without doubt the prettiest game on show. This time Sharpe in it's true setting of the Napoleonic Wars. Jim Ibbotson's wonderful brushmanship really put the topping on a cracker of a scenario where the French have to dawn raid a British held supply dump which is destined to aid the local Spanish guerrillas. I'm lucky enough to play on this set up whenever Jim's able.
|Jim used a remodelled Citadel Realm of Battle game board & the excellent Spanish buildings are from Grand Manner.|
|"En Avant!" A mounted commander urges his men on to catch the British still asleep in their tents.|
|Having been rudely awaken by the dustman, err I mean sentry, the Brits line the walls of the churchyard to repel the attacking French.|
|"They don't like it up 'em". British forces defend a lookout tower against the Mahdi's forces.|
|More Beja tribesmen bear down on the outnumbered colonial force.|
Part 2 tomorrow......