On Saturday we (independent wargames group) attended Battleground wargames convention to put on two demonstration games for the public, my dad and myself showcased a 10mm Colonial game set in the Sudan campaign 1885 and Robbie and Colin a 28mm ACW Refight of the battle of Wilsons Creek. The show seemed to be well attended with it been particularly busy in the morning part of the show, and both our games seemed to attract positive feedback from the public. We managed to fight our game to a conclusion with the Mahdist Army falling just short of taking the town with the Eygptian force who due to some new found courage held the town long enough for the British relief column to arrive, in true British form of very late in the day! I am going to follow this post with some pictures of Robbie and Colin's game, while below is a report of our Sudan game.
The Table at the start of the morning, myself as the Mahdist player had to take the town from the Eygptian garrison before the British arrived to relieve it. The Bitish entered the table in three columns at the opposite end of the table with my remaining Mahdists troops in hidden deployment ready to stop or at least delay the advance
The Dervish infantry appear from behind the hill and throw themselves at the Gordon highlanders who although shaken defeat the Fuzzies
The main Mahdists assault of the white flag hits the defensive perimeter on the right flank of the town but the the Eygptian defenders fight hard to keep the attack at bay
The final position