Scarab supremo Rob Broom took along his War & Conquest "Amphipolis" demo battle to the Devizes Wargames Club show "Attack! 2012", so my wife and I went along to help show off the game, play toy soldiers and generally chat to other gamers about what a great game W&C is.
The first game saw me lead the Spartans whilst Jennifer took command of the Greeks. Now, I forgot to take any pictures (doh!?) so you'll just have to take my word that whilst the Spartans fought like .. err .. Spartans, it was a narrow win for the Greeks! A nail-biting game where victory was held in the balance until the final turn.
Whilst playing we were able to chat to visitors, explaining the rules mechanisms, the background to the game, etc. This is something that I rather enjoy doing and I hope to attend some more shows with Rob (so please do stop by and say "hello").
Game two was a rematch but we swapped sides ... and I remembered my camera!
As you might expect it wasn't long before the remaining Spartans were overwhelmed and put to the sword, giving the Greeks a decisive victory.
So it was two-nil to the Greeks after two splendid games. Several visitors stayed at the table throughout the games providing commentary, offering advice and generally joining in with the good natured banter of wargaming. Many thanks to all of you who visited and asked questions. Perhaps we'll see you at more shows in the future.