Everything was set up by 9.30 so I wandered around a few of the other games
2nd Quatre Bras by Chesterfield Old Boys
|General view of the table|
|The Prussians advance|
|Massed French cavalry|
Next to us were the Brompton Bankers with their Romans v British game using the Eagles Rampant rules.
|The British await the attack|
The Glory Boys put on Rolica in 6mm
The detail on the figures belied the small scale
We managed to run through our game twice, with victory going to the Earl's forces on each occasion. However, in the second game, the rebels did manage to kill the sheriff, who was leading the Earl's men. He was killed, along with his entire unit of knights when they rode into a 'storm of arrows' from two units of rebel archers. Throughout the day visitors stopped to look at the game and ask questions about the scenario, rules and figures. Some joined in, taking one of the commands. For us this was the main aim of the day, promoting the hobby and the medieval period in particular.
Overall, the event seemed a good bit quieter and there were gaps where traders had not turned up. Even some of the games tables were empty, though they may have been used on the Sunday. Something is not right. The organisers will need to reassess how they put on the show, or it could fail, which would be a pity as I have been going to it for 15 years.