Monday, 2 February 2015

The League of Extraordinary Kriegspielers' "Assault Across Suez, 1915" Demonstration Game, Vapnartak 2015.

I wish I could have been there to see the League of Extraordinary Kreigspielers' "Suez 1915" demonstration game at Vapnartak, York, yesterday.

A couple of photos have been hastily developed and sent via carrier pigeon to Over Open Sights HQ.
The first shows a vast number of British Imperial mounted troops and artillery support en-route to reinforce the troops resisting the Ottoman raid. In the image you can see the Royal Gloucestershire Hussars, the South Nottinghamshire Hussars, Imperial Camel Corps, New Zealand Mounted Rifles, Australian Light Horse and the Deccan Horse. It came a quite a surprise to see units I have painted concentrated together. These figures reside in the collections of Steve "Ignatieff" Langan and Adrian "The Beast of Bukhara" Shepherd.

The second is a great photo of a Royal Naval Monitor (based on M33 at Portsmouth) built for the game by Cameron Thomson and turning her 6 inch guns on the encroaching Turks. She is beautiful. In the distance I think I can see Indian troops that were once on my painting table.

Darrell Hindley has posted a large number of photos of the game on his blog Just Add Water. Here are a few.
Ottoman Arabs on camels force the crossing.

By Jove!  A blast from the past... Copplestone Gurkha's done a while back.

Fantastic. Deccan Horse, Bikaner Camel Corps and Imperial Camel Corps. 
Three of my all time favourite projects. The RHA teams are a collaboration with "The Beast".

Latest pigeon brings in a couple more official photographs:


Paul O'G said...

Huzzah for the Light Horse!

Great looking game!

Phyllion said...

Ooh, wow

paulalba said...

Beautiful Mark!

Vinnie said...

Stunning table