This weekend Andrew Brentnall and I enjoyed a very jolly weekend at Partizan with the Roundway Down game based on the For King and Parliament scenario that we wrote together, a few years ago. The game is perhaps best viewed in this 90-second video.
Above is the game as set up. I had been apprehensive about a hill-failure, but mercifully it held together. The hill was perhaps 15" tall at the top.
Below is a shot from the first game- Andy Green (left) as the Royalists got off to a shocking start with some terrible cards, but pulled it around and came close to beating Matthew Hotston (with Andrew). All the photos are clickable.
Here are a couple of shots of the protagonists- Parliamentarians above and Royalists below.
Alas I got not photos of the second game, which was even closer than the first, ending, this time, in a narrow Royalist victory.
Above, Andrew brought his alternative version of the scenario, in 6mm, which generated quite a bit of interest.
I was very pleased with the general balance of the scenario, which you can find here. We might take the game to a couple of other events in the South, later this year. I have an idea to extend the board so that I can depict the Bloody Ditch and the Parliamentarian baggage train at Oliver's Castle.
Huge thanks to Andrew who worked very hard on the running the games whilst I nattered with bystanders.
As ever, Partizan was a great event- very well run, a credit to the organisers. It's always fantastic to catch up with so many friends. There are always a ton of lovely looking historical games, and no time at all for me to see them!