And so it was that on the morning of the show, we all opened the boxes of figures with trembling hands...
... for this time we were recreating the main battle from The Wargame: Mollwitz.
Henry Hyde, master photographer, captured the action on film during the day...
Below: the team: (l to r) myself, John Preece, Henry Hyde, Stuart Asquith, Charles S Grant, Steve Gill.
Below: it looks as if Sgt Gill is bellowing at Pte Asquith and Pte Preece to sort their dressing out... Actually, I'm sure there's a different explanation, but....
Below: the iconic image of the day for me... just after setting up, and seeing all the massed ranks and columns of VFS infantry marching on towards Mollwitz.
Below: All day, the game attracted comment and many admirers. Here I am deep in conversation with Alan Perry. Nick Elsden another member of the OSW yahoo group is also in picture between Steve and Stuart, whilst Charles explains some finer military point to another interested bystander.
Below: Henry and Steve devise ways to win the cavalry action on the VFS left wing, whilst their adversary in this part of the battle, John Preece, eaves drops in the background!
Wow! What a way to start the day. Coffee and. . . Mollwitz!
You don't post much but when you do...
Thanks a lot for this treat Phil,
Wonderful battle, great pictures! Are they all in 28- 30mm? They look a little bit bigger.
Those big battalions have a presence all their own, don't they just!? A fine memorial for the author of 'The War Game'.
Thanks all. I think what makes the SSMs look so good in mass battalions, especially the VFS attack columns, is that marching pose... very much a purposeful march-attack. There's nothing like large units of figures in identical pose.
Peter: the figures are "30mm". The vast majority are Spencer Smiths, although there are some Staff Officers that are Surens and Staddens.
Thanks for your comments.
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