These pictures ended up coming up in reverse chronological order, and I apologize for just leaving them that way.
We therefore start at the end, with a couple of shots of my team and our diorama from the Iron Paintbrush competition. We were given the randomly selected design elements of Magenta, Stars, Snow, and "It hurts when I pee...", so we ended up with a rider having paused for a rest stop, in his magenta tunic and starred shield, having an unhappy encounter with a knife-wielding gremlin or goblin or some such...
Long time HAWK Buck Surdu was inducted into the HMGS Legion of Honor, and we had time before the Iron Paintbrush to attend the ceremony.
Scenes from the sieges interspersed with a few interesting sights ...
|Matt Kirkhart's amazing homebuilt ancient game; last year Cunaxa, this year Megiddo. The rules were a modified Morschauser, but, alas, I didn't have time to play.|
|The Northwest Frontier, in a version of history I don't seem to have encountered in school...|
|William's Lego pulp game for kids|
|William, in his first outing as a gamemaster|
|The Freedonian mortar; Geoff's had this for ten years, and I think this was the first time we've actually had a reason to put it on the table|
|Digging a battery, overseen by a Stanzbach-Anwatsch engineer officer in a brown coat|
|View from the wall #1, far focus|
|View from the wall #2, near focus|
|Wiegenburgers man the ravelin...again and again|
|Norman in a game|
|Duncan's WWI 1914 table|
|Buck Surdu's frog game|
|The Lost Gun|
|Complicated maneuvers are usually a bad idea in Charge|
|Wachovian escorts shake into line ahead of the wagons|
|The lost gun arrives on the table|
|The Stanzbach-Anwatsch infantry|