Sunday 12th November
Headed up to Kirriemuir with Colin Jack and Bill Miller in tow for our last gameshow of the year with the intention of putting on my last showgame of the year also being our last game for the South East Scotland Wargames club as a few of us are branching out with our own get together group based in the Gothenburg pub in Prestonpans.No malicious intent just a group of gamers getting together without any club rules and all the paraphernalia that goes with clubs.
Anyhoo that's all the politics out of the way.Colin Jack and Bill Gilchrist were doing their usual job of judging the games leaving myself to come up with yet another original game.I did this in the form of a very accurate historical game,some say hysterical,Nazis On The Moon.What could be more historical than that?
|The lull before the storm.|
|Amazing what you can do with unwanted toys.|
|"Can we pay for this power with direct debit?"|
The game synopsis was that British radar had discovered the existence of a structure on the moon and with a little investigation had found out that it was the last remnants of Nazism. I had put together a defending force and also an attacking force consisting of British paras decked out in an early camouflaged space suit.To complement my figures and offering participants an alternative I delve into my collection and Colin Jack's enormous figure collection to come up with some other forces.
|The good Germans complete with Fliegende Untertasse-flying saucer to you.|
|American colonial marines with Ripley at the front.|
|Aliens on the horizon.|
|Yellow clad aliens.|
|The Fliegende Untertasse lands|
|"That way.""No that way!"|
|Ha Ha!Time to earn my Pffennigs.|
|"Look at me when I'm talking to you"_in German|
|Sandy,a pressganged gamer.Still enjoyed himself though.|
|Base commander materialises right beside Sandy's Neo Sovs|
|And his leader went the other way.|
|The land of floating red doors.|
|They look good but I don't know what the f**k I'm going to do with them.|
|Wasn't going to pass these up-40 figs in total.|
Lunch time arrived and after a very nice and healthy lunch of soup and mince pie(locally made) I had another look around the games on display this time accompanied with my camera passing the Schelturm figure stand on the way thinking of what else I could buy.
|I bet you didn't know that Robert the Bruce liked a bacon roll.|
|Some obscure game.|
|Guddle number 1|
|Guddle number 2|
|Imagine painting that lot with 61 year old eyes.|
|"Are you taking the pith out of me?"|
|An unusual obstruction in the North West frontier.|
|Good volcano but not as good as Shug's|
|Soviet cavalry about to get strafed.|
|"No one would have believed"|
|The "honest I'm not the Mekon"floats out with his prize.|
|"No I insist-After you!"|
|An alien with a big gun about to decrease the alien population.|
Help came in the form of a young lad who wanted a chance to take part and help bring some good old British common sense to the proceedings.This came in the form of shooting some innocent scientistsi in the back.Obviously he doesn't know how much paperwork this will incur being British.He'll learn.