My first opponent was Barry, a relative newcomer to WaC, fielding his own EIR force. The figures were lovely old Citadel Romans.
|Our Roman armies close for battle|
|That's a lot of Romans!|
After a superb lunch (thanks to Barbara :o)) we set to again. And again I was facing more EIR, led this time by Nick.
|Deployed for battle|
|Nick's Foundry Roman army|
|My EIR decide to take the fight to Nick's men|
|The lines grind against each other|
|Fighting almost to the last man|
On Sunday, the WaC fun continued but a few of us wanted to squeeze in some WW2 action too. Rob was very accommodating and allowed a whole corner of the room ;o)
Orange Dave organised the games; he and I would be the plucky British whilst Nigel led the German war machine. Dave picked D-Day as the theme so the first game would be Commandos landing on Sword beach.
|The landing craft head for the shore|
Dave couldn't find the sea that he'd made previously, however he did find a roll of blue wrapping paper that made for a very effective stand in!
|The ramp goes down and here come our heroic men!|
|More British reach the shore|
On to game two... Staying with the D-Day theme what else could we do but our own version of the daring glider landing to capture the Orne bridges! Dave folded the paper to make a very effective canal.
|Dave's glider template came in quite handy!|
|The troops have safely exited the glider and prepare to tackle the Germans|
|We're on the bridge but the Germans are more than ready|
|A vicious close range fire-fight ensues!|
|Bayonets, knives, pistols and grenades!|
My thanks to Nigel for being a superb opponent and also to Dave for organising the scenarios and being a staunch ally. We still have game three to play; ideal material for a future blog post.
All round an excellent weekend of gaming. It's great to meet up with old friends, make some new friends and play some very enjoyable games of toy soldiers. Looking forward to the next event.