Martin ran this game on 11 January using his15mm toys and Richard Brooks's Op14 rules. John led the BEF while I donned the field grey spiky helmet.
The initial setup. The Germans (three corps of 'em) are poised to march on to the playing area.
The British salient at Mons. The train (between the buildings) just about depart is full of Belgian tourists en route to the seaside!
From the German side this looked a very impressive defensive position.
A rather atmospheric shot of the German cavalry screen.
German air recce gives the Brits a looking at. (The 'plane was my sole material contribution to the game!)
The British artillery soon opened up on the advancing field grey hordes.
An overview of the centre/left as the Germans advance.
The German advance on the right. The Germans have deployed some brigades to see off the British cavalry screen. The train can be seen in the distance.
Overview - the Brits in Mons are digging in.
The impressive-looking German artillery arrives.
The German right pushed back the cavalry and reaches the canal.