Another excellent day out at Partizan last Sunday. It really is a great show with the usual selection of first class games on display. Top of the list for me was the marvellous game put on by friends of the late Ian Smith; the game he was intending to showcase himself but for his untimely death. It was a fitting tribute. Here are a few photos of the game - enjoy!
Friday 6 May 2022
Surfing the various and wonderful wargames places that are out there, as one does, I came across this old photo on Doug Mason's blog. It was taken back in 1990 (yes really) and shows the participants in the 175th anniversary re-fight of Waterloo. Amongst many other things it was Peter Gilder's last wargame; as you might be able to make out, he was in a wheelchair and in the final stages of the disease that would ultimately and before much longer, kill him. He was, I remember, unable to move very much and could certainly not shuffle the vast numbers of figures involved around the equally enormous table. But in the closing stages of the battle as his Imperial Guard cavalry and my British lights fought a series of swirling melees, his delight in the hobby was clear to see.