Friday, 27 April 2012

Call it Qids

On Monday I visited a friend near Northampton.  To conceal his true identity let's just call him Trebian.  As he had been heavily involved with the design of the 2012 Society of Ancients game 'Call it Qids', Graham, er I mean Trebian was keen for me to try it out.
The game aims to recreate the Battle of Kasesh (1274BC) between the Egyptians under Ramesses II and the Hittites under Muwatalli II and features loads of 6mm toys - mostly chariots, an over scale Pharaoh and an almost unbearably cute fort.
This game will be at a number of shows throughout 2012.  If you see it, give it a try. 
The custom-built game board.  The Hittite chariots can be seen massing for their attack.  The Egyptian camp can also be seen. There are more Egyptians just off camera left of the river.
The Egyptian camp.  Ramesses may look a bit over scale, but that is the way he is depicted on reliefs from the period.  So it must be true.
The Hittite attack gets underway - their objective is to grab the enemy baggage so that they'll starve and bu**er off back to Egypt.
The delightful fort.  This has no role in the game except to distract Hittite players so the Egyptians can win.  At least that's what happened when I played it...


Geordie an Exiled FoG said...

Cool 6mm seems a good scale to sneak in another "new" ancient period into the house :)

Tim Gow said...

My own 6mm ancients are certainly very compact to store.