This game was organised by Martin using a set of rules called Wars of Empire, as we used it as an excuse to give our 54mm Funny Little Wars toys another outing. The scenario saw the Vulgarians (Martin's comedy Prussians) attempting another unprovoked invasion of Forbodia, supposedly in response to the assassination of the murderous Col. von Knickerbocker by a Forbodian patriot.
In WoE, infantry battalions are represented by four figures, jager btls by five and cavalry rgts by three.
In the opening move of this outrage, Vulgarian Uhlans scour the otherwise peaceful countryside for plunder.
Forbodian cavalry arrive to guard the supply train.
The rest of the Forbodian Army arrives.
Jagers and artillery bravely take up position in the face of the vast Vulgarian horde.
King Boris appeared in person to direct operations.
Colonel Vulcanescu directs the artillery on 'Gun Hill' while in front, four infantry battalions prepare to do battle with the pointy-heads.
King Boris calmly issues orders to his devoted troops from his splendid Rolls-Royce. The car of a gentleman.
The Vulgarian CO, General von Grossenpantz poses in front of his Mercedes car. This vehicles showed signs of having been poorly assembled in Vulgaria. Rumours abound that it was supplied (in kit form) by Honest Vlad's Car Mart in Forbodia...
The Vulgarian hordes press forward in typically unimaginative fashion.
The photos of the game were all taken by fearless war correspondent (and Forbodian Court Photographer) Mat Bradic.
Such is Bradic's reputation that even the Vulgarians let him tour the battle field unmolested.