|Lawrence struts his stuff...|
|Aqaba town - in distance the fort and railway|
Firstly an attack on a Turkish armoured train on the Hezaz railway by Arab insurgents. Stopped by a demolition on the track and then attacked by 3 units of Arab foot the Turkish unit manning the train soon abandoned the train and fled up the track back to Medina. This allowed Lawrence of Arabia to strut his stuff on the roof of the train.
|Turkish airpower slows the column|
|Anzacs scale the walls of the fort|
|Arab cavalry and camelry begin the great charge|
|Heavy Turkish gun - tragically only looking out to see|
The Arab charge largely ignored the initial landward defenders and raced into the narrow streets of Aqaba. They quickly captured the Governor’s palace and the pompous governor and swept on to take one of the two coastal gun positions. At this point the Turkish players decided that all was lost and agreed a surrender with Lawrence.
|Arab forces enter the narrow streets of Aqaba|
|In the twilight Arab forces storm the governor's palace|
Link to Flickr photoset of the game
There were 5 players myself, Hugh Wilson, Jimmy Conquer, Brian Cunniffe, Chas Richards with Jed umpiring. The table was approx 20 feet long, 6 feet wide all down the narrow bit, and then 9 feet wide at both ends. The Royal Navy was on another table! We used Jed’s Home for Christmas rules. It was fun and it looked great! Many thanks Jed!