We took possession of the school hall on Friday afternoon and it was a pleasure to welcome returnees Ian, Andy, and Richard P as well as new boy Mark J who had all come along to help with the set-up.
There were slightly fewer tables this year than on previous occasions. We briefly considered raiding the old village hall for trestle tables but in the end we decided to make a virtue of necessity. A smaller table would mean all forces getting into action earlier and give us a good chance of getting to a climactic battle on Sunday.
We managed to get the tables pretty well set up by a little before beer o'clock. Sadly, however, I don't seem to have taken any successful shots of the whole table.
On Saturday morning the gang all turned up. We had Rob and Russ returning for the first time in several years, Tom and local lad Gabriel with us for the first time, and regulars Arthur, Leo, Kevin, and Jamie back again from last year.
|Tom definitely got into the spirit of the game - |
his portrayal of Solomon Rubenstein, the Andreivian
Minister of War went far beyond silly hats.
|Andreivian propaganda posters await the advancing Turks|
|Silly hats were de riguer for the defenders of Tcherbevan|
|The Black Sea was alive with ships|
|An Andreivian Mk V tanks advances across|
friendly trenches to take on Johnny Turk
|Whilst another passes the fort at the heart of the Dvimin Line|
|Meanwhile more Andreivian forces defend the rear against|
Russ's advancing Bolsheviks
|The Turkish Navy stands ready to lend a hand|
|The northeast corner of the table with the walled city|
of Kedelkalak in the background - loverly work
by the Wet-Nurse of Andreivia, Richard Phillips.
|The Andreivian Air Force takes to the sky!|
|The factory was the site of fierce fighting on Sunday|
|Everyone converged on the city|
Thank you all who attended. I'm already making plans for next year!