I mentioned in a previous post (http://megablitzandmore.blogspot.com/2011/04/coming-soon.html) that I would post a preview of the new Wargame Developments (North) participation game which will be launched at Sheffield Triples on 21 & 22 May.
I had the idea (and came up with the name) early in 2010, and John Armatys finally managed to turn it into a 20-30 minute game early this year. Players begin the game as junior unit commanders in the Red Army of 1918 and must strive to be promoted - and survive! No conflict there then....
On Wednesday evening we ran a final 'dress rehearsal' of the game at the Sheffield club, dragging in a couple of 'volunteers' to help make up numbers. This gave us four players and a umpire (the game will accommodate from 1 to 6 players) to give the final version of the game a decent workout.
I remembered to take a few photos during the game and offer them here for your edification.
|The layout of the game - ready for play!|
|An individual player control panel.|
The game in play - clockwise from left - Martin, Tommo, John, Gunter and your humble correspondent. Silly hats are optional but highly desirable.
|Some of the figures in play. 28mm toys painted by John.|
|The figure representing Gunter - it looked very like him!|
|Half of the players ended up here at some point.|
As mentioned earlier, we will be running the game at Triples later this month - do come and see us if you are at the show - and bring your own silly hat!