I branched out a little this year, in a quite unexpected way. I had a long chat with the guys running the Operation Deadstick (Pagasus Bridge) game and was surprised to hear they were using a version of the Flames of War rules with 1/285th scale micro armour. The seeds of an idea were firmly planted but it took the combined effort of the rest of the Rejects to talk me into giving this a try. I found some GHQ tanks and bought a small selection to 'test' the idea out at home. I suspect this will be the beginning of yet another collection, but that's the benefit of attending wargame shows like this.
|One of the best games on display (and a really friendly group as well) was 'Brave Little Belgium' by Crawley Wargames Club.|
|Once again its the small details that made this a fun display game to look at. This First Aid station probably didn't have any in-game significance but it added to the overall 'feel' of the game as the Belgians try in-vain to halt the German advance.|
|German bombers fly in to Blitzkrieg the Belgian defenders|
|Lead elements of the German Advance press forward|
|Meanwhile Tintin and his dog Snowy join the refugees escaping the battle zone.|
|Brave Little Belgium won the Crawley Wargames Club 'Best Demo Game'...|
|...and Best in Show. Very well deserved indeed.|
|GLC Games put on the Battle of Sagrajas 1086 with some beautifully painted miniatures on the table|
|This was a very colourful feast for the eyes (and the camera)|
|Meanwhile up in the Balcony area the Society of Ancients ran this game, the Battle of Trebia 218 BC|
|Society of Ancients - Trebia 218 BC|
|Also in the balcony area was another Micro Armour game, this time the Arab Israeli War put on by the Streatham & Tooting Wargamers|
|This battle included lots of tanks in what can only be described as a 'target rich environment', hence the multiple smoke plumes of brewed up armour.|
|The South London Warlords were also in attendance with their 'Scarlet Thunder' game. This was well attended throughout the day and seemed to be enjoyed by all those taking part.|
|Another view of the South London Warlords 'Scarlet Thunder' participation game|
The last part of the picture review of SELWG 2012 will be ready shortly for your viewing pleasure.
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