Last Wednesday night the Sheffield club was treated to another FLW game. Played on a 12x6 foot table, Lloyd's newly painted Army Black (aided by some Forbodian gunners and staff officers) faced Martin's Vulgarians - with some staff and artillery provided by Steve, who also commanded. Martin and I acted as 'technical advisers' to Steve and Lloyd respectively, and a number of other club members were allocated roles.
Lloyd's army deployed for action. It consisted of 2 infantry battalions, a cavalry regiment, 3 machine guns and two field guns.
Lloyd opted for an early cavalry thrust down the right flank.
Steve brought along (and was desperate to use) his newly-repainted 18-inch Howitzer. This was the second most ridiculous toy used in the game...
The enemy had two infantry battalions, a cavalry regiment, a field gun and a heavy gun.
The game in progress
Vulgarian air support soon arrived in the shape of Steve's 1/32 scale Wright Flyer - which had been subjected to some field modifications...
The Flyer soon appeared above the front line - it is at the top of this alarmingly tall stand!
The Flyer's pilot - generously supplied with grenades - most ungentlemanly!
The pilot consults his instruments - and regrets not buying that £99 SatNav
After a successful opening barrage from Martin's 4.7 which did great damage to Lloyd's cavalry, the next shot bounced off the base of the aircraft stand and hit the Flyer!
A short film clip of the 4.7 firing at the cavalry is here: Firing