Sunday, 13 April 2014

Keren 1941 game at Salute 2014

Some time ago James Morris and Scrivs asked me to join the team putting on the ambitious display game depicting the Battle of Keren 1941.. This game will be appearing at a few more shows, but yesterday it had it's debut at Salute in London.

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) 

TomScrivs 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


  1. Fantastic stuff, great pictures

    1. Cheers Keith.. be sure to check Tom, Steve and Scrivs blogs too :-)