We ran the same scenario as at the recent AMG weekend with the relief column having to rescue the Generals wife and daughter from the potential clutches of the Mahdi's forces.
|The Column moves off|
|The new display sign in place - to tempt potential gamers|
|Its a long way|
|That was a bit of a suprise for the Camel Corps - where did they get that!|
|Oli and Jim - push the troops on.|
|Meanwhile pressure builds on the besieged garrison|
|The Camel Corps decide to take the village with fixed bayonets! - it hurt!|
|Having repulsed one lot or charges - the garrison was set to face another.|
|The 9th Bengal Cavalry provide flank cover the the R.I.F|
|The Mahdists breach the village walls , killing a whole company in the process. Its getting desperate|
|In a daring move - the RMLI commandeer the water carrier! , and double time it toward the garrison|
Both of the games we played went to wire - a turn of a card or throw of the dice making all the difference.
We had provided some more "props" in the form of helmet and fez - these seemed to go down well . We gave the young Oli his own Fez to take away (and a box of plastic Highlanders!) for his bravery. Jim even picked up £25 trader prize as part of the "participation game" winners draw - lucky chap!
|larger size Fez required next time!|
After playing a couple of games - it was time to have a quick shufty around the traders for stash!
|2 Dice tray from KR - 2 coloured card deck boxes from Hoka Hey|
|A vessel for the Mahdist navy! from Masters of War|
|And the seeds of a new project - Island Hopping here we come..|
It had been a good day overall. It did not seem too busy overall though - and was certainly pretty "dead" post lunchtime in term of walk about punters... - I know Tom and Dave put a lot of effort into organising it, - it is appreciated. But seriously I hope it did well enough to survive.
They day was suitably finished off with a fine curry!