This game used Richard Brooks' Op14 rules to recreate the action between the German 1 Army under von Kluck.... (Not this one though!)
....and a force consisting of fully half the Belgian Army led by King Albert I. I had previously played this game - umpired in person by Richard - at COW in July. On this occasion we used my 6mm toys. Martin Rapier took the part of Albert while I stood in for von Kluck. This one:
The table was set up as per the photo below - as usual all photos are taken from my (the German) side for reasons of pure laziness. The photo shows the situation at the end of turn 1. The Germans (from left - IX, IV and III Corps) have moved on in a menacing Teutonic manner while aviators are scouting the positions of the Belgian Cavalry Division. The Belgian 3 and 1 Divs can be seen in the distance. 2 Division is on the way but has not appeared yet. The sharp eyed among you will no doubt have spotted that the 'Belgians' are in fact Brits and French (cavalry).
A German Taube aircraft overflying cyclists of the Belgian Cavalry Division.
The beginning of turn 3. The Germans press forward while the plucky Belgians advance to contact.
Endgame - As the Belgian 2 Div finally arrives (top right), the left flank digs in while on the right the Belgians crumble. As night fell we agreed that the Belgian 2 Div, together with some survivors of the 1 Div legged it off towards Antwerp. 3 Div meanwhile has fallen into a German trap and is pinned in place.