The preperation for this has been huge. James had put together a fascinating and visually stunning game which is also an engineering work to be admired. I was delighted to play a small part in the proceedings.
As well as showing up and helping to play/present the game, I was happy to have contributed something towards the physical element too. I had painted up a box of Perrys 8th Army which represented the West Yorkshiremen on the day. I also had the modelling challenge of representing the 'Broadcasting House'.
For a brief explanation of this interesting little piece of real estate.. see the Pathe News story here (around 5.15)
Tom, Scrivs and Steve are all regular bloggers who are on the team and took lots of pictures.. so please visit their sites for more .
A couple of pictures of the hut..
and the specially adapted infantrymen running out another speaker..
And a few of the game on the day..
|James Morris overseeing his mountain|
|Broadcasting House in situ|
|Tom's impressive Booms!|
|The Wellesley bomber, drew a lot of attention|
|My Yorkshiremen, ready to start climbing|
|The impressive slope seen from below|
|Near the top|
|James Woodward considers the Italian options|
|The display table was well received|
|An overview.. for much of the day you couldn't this clear view for the crowds gathered around it|