Triples saw the first public outing of the new Wargame Developments game Better Red than Dead. In this the players have to try to achieve promotion but run a number of risks - death in wars, purges and the Gulag. And that's all before the outbreak of the Great Patriotic War! We ran the game throughout the weekend - several times with the full complement of six players. Outcomes were, to say the least, somewhat varied! One game saw none of the players survive (no surprise...) while another had an astonishing three survivors. Very suspicious - the NKVD have arrested their families just in case...
Players were encouraged to get into the spirit of the thing by wearing silly hats. Stuart and Bess lead are seen here leading from the front.
The Red Army was not above conscripting child soldiers! Proletarian hero Kevin herds his children into the front line.
Players were always please to receive their medals at the end of the game!