Post by williamoftiberia on Jun 30, 2019 16:13:05 GMT
The annual get together of the “Wild Geese Wargames Group” in Kenilworth, Warwickshire last weekend 21 – 23rd June. This is a very loose amalgam of gentlemen wargamers that has morphed out of John Ray’s “A Military Gentleman of the 18th Century” Forum but still keeps its emphasis on broadly 18th century wargaming themes with a high quality of presentation. It’s a visual delight every year and with 5 games on offer this year. Another year of excellent company, food, drink and wargaming.
I put on “Homage to Sittangbad” 18th century game using Spencer Smith Miniatures and “Jim Purky’s one page rules”. My armies were Prussian / Savoy against French / Tiberian. I will be putting this game on at the "Cotswold gaming day" on 1st September 2019 or a version of it.
4 games were played over the 2 days, the Tiberians had to retrieve and retire the Royal pay chests and wagons of war stores. Whilst the Prussians objective was to capture the pay chests and wagons.
I will not do a blow by blow account of each battle just a selection of photo’s explaining the highlights of the actions and give the overall feel of the games. These photo’s were taken from the second game late Saturday afternoon.
Post by williamoftiberia on Jun 30, 2019 16:17:13 GMT
Some more photo's. Click to enlarge.
Chris Gregg over on “Not just old school wargaming” has wrote an excelllent report on the first battle. Well worth a visit and he has some excellent military art work on display. All these blog links are worth a visit if you want to read more about the “Wild Geese” weekend.