Earlier this month I went to the Milton Keynes to attend Campaign the local club's annual show which is held in the massive MK shopping centre. I participated in the Field of Glory Ancient & Medieval Competition over the weekend. It is always good fun to some of games under competition conditions to improve as a player.
I found myself feeling a bit overwhelmed by the prospect of the competition and this allowed myself to become tentative and hesitant. This is not a sound strategy when you are face with more experienced better players. Nevertheless, by the final game on the Sunday afternoon I managed to avoid a fourth route and being satisfied with a narrow loss. It was good to score some points over the weekend. I was fielding Mid-Republican Romans, for three of the battles I faced Successor armies and the fourth battle was a civil war against a Mid Republican Roman army.
Campaign is a great sceptical and the guys at Milton Keynes Wargames Club do a fantastic job to put on a wargames show in such a great venue. Along with the competitions there were also a fair few traders and exhibitors, One of my favourites was the early First World War Exhibition battle by the creators of Crush the Kaiser rules. Here are some snaps showing a German advance on the British lines.
I took the time to pop back to the game over the weekend to see the game unfold. The pictures illustrate the Germans closing in on the British positions, and taking some serious damage in the process. Although, their artillery did manage to get force its British counterpart to retreat. It was interesting and informative to see the authors play their own rules. In my limited experience of these rules I have enjoyed and find them nice and simple and representative of the period playing them.