We were joined by a veteran Mr David Gray of Edinburgh who served with 1st Para at Suez. His battalion landed on the beaches whilst 3rd Para made the airdrop. He brought along a great collection of memorable of the action - photos, newspaper reports, rules of engagement etc. He seemed to enjoy his first exposure to wargaming and wargamers.
It was a good show – I met lots of my acquaintances and chatted with people about the game, Bolt Action rules and history of the Suez Action and also about the forthcoming The Great Game (mammoth Waterloo refight) in Glasgow next June. I took some photos so here are a few of them. My only buy was some mdf bases from the team at Warbases and I almost forgot to collect them as I was enjoying my time at our game.
Link to all my photos of the show on Flickr
|Suez 1956 - the PP game - supporting material - the map case actually has a map of Suez.|
|Tim showing of the new group banner - and the official rig for the day|
|Suez the harbour|
|Thule Gamers - a very large Bridge too Far like game|
|Durham - 42mm Cossack host versus the Ottoman Empire|
|Mars the Red Planet?|
|The Iron Brigade - Zorndorf refought in 1813|
|Carry on Up the Khyber - another great Leuchars PP game|
|League of Augsburg - grand Napoleonic game|
|Kirriemuir - A German city square April 1945 - 28mm Rapid Fire|
|Bathgate - Fantasy PP Game - King Grom is Dead|