Monday, 30 July 2012

Flooring the enemy - FLW

This Funny Little Wars game was played at the Sheffield club last month.  Martin and I officiated while Lloyd and Steve commanded their own armies, aided and abetted by other club members.  I have captioned the photos as well as my memory allows.  Above are some of Lloyd's lancers seeking glory.  Or death.
An overview of the area to be contested.
Steve's cavalry and horse artillery in action.
The ruined farm was hotly contested.
Steve's steam tractor-drawn artillery in action.  Just wait 'till you see what's pulling his other gun...
Lloyd's chaps in the farm were brought under fire from several directions.  These chaps are the survivors from two 20-man battalions!
Steve's other artillery 'tractor'.  Amazingly it wasn't hit during the game. 


Robert (Bob) Cordery said...


Looks like a great little battle!

Seeing the use of an elephant made me think of the famous quote about 'they could not hit an elephant at this distance.'

All the best,


Don M said...

I can't deside which of Steve's tractors I like better! Looked to be a fun game!

Tim Gow said...

Bob Cordery
These were the last words of US General ''Uncle' John Sedgwick during the ACW. They are tricky things to hit!

Tim Gow said...

Don M
Wait till you see what he's built now!

Archduke Piccolo said...

Some nice and interesting ideas in these pictures. I was wondering whether to add Schwarzland to my Azuria and Ruberia imagi-nations - I kinda like those pickelhaube-wearing soldiery. I ought to finish off the first two first, though, I guess. My Ruberian army is equipped with Gatling guns. Does anyone do a 1/76 scale mitrailleuse in plastic?

John Sedgewick's last words are often - possibly apocryphally rendered as 'Don't worry! They couldn't hit an elephant at this dist-.'

Tim Gow said...

Archduke Piccolo
Sedgwick seems to have been a well regarded chap - but I might well have shot him myself in the end!
I can't find a millatreuse in 20mm, but HAT do both Gatling and Gardiner guns in their Sudan range.
We need photos of your toys.....

Funny Little Wars - Garden Campaigns said...

Wonderful - I hope to join you for a game after the Olympics!


Tim Gow said...

Funny Little Wars
I'll be in touch Paul.....

Stephen Thomas said...

"Long live Svenhasselstein". ( Steve's army ) :-)