21 members of the A Military Gentleman forum attended this event and in the end four games each played on a 12x6 were presented of which I managed to play 3 in the two days.
I had taken my figures and terrain down as had William Harley with the intention of putting on a small game if necessary, but some members had asked if the could bring figures etc down to swap/sell and I also took books, uniform plates etc. from the collection of the late Bob Marrion in order to raise money for his widow so spare table space was put to good use.
Before saying more about AMG etc. here's some pictures of the games I took part in. First up the Sudan - arranged by Dave Docherty ( one man and his brushes) all the figures, terrain etc were painted/made by him. Using the Sands of the Sudan rules which are effectively Peter Gilders rules from the Holiday centre a cracking game in which the slow adavnce of the relief column forced me to abandon the small fort and move towards the column as my ammunition was getting very low due to the incessant attacks by the enemy
The second game I played was A Great North War battle hosted by Paul Robinson ( Grimsby Wargaming) - again Paul had prepared the figures, terrain and in this case the rules. I joined the Russians as it was easier to explain if I lost :) Another excellent game. The rules worked well and it was a tense affair until the Swedes got into gear and steamrolled my flank
We used Piquet - Field of Battle and they were enjoyable. Poor Frederick was heavily defeated, largely in part to Dave Hall's inability to throw a reasonable dice result when called upon - his cavalry went down to a ferocious attack by Angus Konstam's Austrian cavalry and then he failed to inflict any serious casualties with his first volley from the Prussian reinforcements - not reccomended
Good food, good drink, good gaming and good company what more could you ask for. Thanks gents.
I know John Ray still has a handful of the A Military Gentleman books left. The book effectively buys you admission to the forum but in order to remain you must participate and contribute - no wallflowers on here. Think about it you wont be disappointed.