Last weekend it was Shedfest 2016 in Livingston. We moved from our usual Shedfest venue in Dave Paterson’s shed to Rob Pooley’s new shed which can accommodate a 12ft by 6ft table. Dave did all the arranging as usual providing breakfast, lunch and pizza for dinner. He also provided all the 15mm troops for our early period Sudan wargame and the scenario. I think he was still basing the figures up to the previous evening.
There were 8 players with Dave acting as the umpire. I played the commander of one of the British infantry brigades. We played the game twice with the British gaining a marginal then a more decisive victory. We used Black Powder rules at 66% scale. It gave a good, enjoyable and simply understood game. Here are some photos - a few problems with the low October sun here.
|View down the table - in distance besieged Atbara, in centre the vital British objective the sweet water well|
|British right wing facing the massed hordes of Madhist cavalry - look to your right men!|
|Dave the exhausted organiser taking some much needed liquid refreshment.|
|Dervish hordes threatening to flank the Highlanders|
|Highland brigade facing the Dervish Ferocious Charge.|