Just a few shots of the more modern stuff from The Other Partizan on Sunday.
I was there doing my Society of Ancients stuff but managed to take my camera for a walk.
There’s something about trams ..
There’s also something about WWI stuff in the open fields
But mostly I got chatting to the really nice man who’s just done those 15mm plastics (very neat – and available in 28 and traditional 20mm, too … now they did look very good …), chatted to Jervis Johnson about Black Powder (but that’d be for another blog), I bought some PP metal, and witnessed the end of ‘The End‘.
‘The End’ is WD Display Team North’s quick participation game of the last months of the Reich. You get to play the evil monster and make increasingly futile decisions about where to employ your remaining counter attacks whilst hoping to develop a ‘Vonder Veapon’ in time to win the war (by all means replace all ‘w’s with ‘v’s … this is not against the spirit of the game) …
‘The End’ has been doing the shows as the WDDTN participation game – even COW – and I had not yet had a punt. Tim told me it was the last outing, so as the show got quieter in the afternoon I called in. I had a jolly time trying my ‘fend off the Russians’ plan (if I was a Nazi, I’d have prefered to be conquered by the western allies … then again, the Nazis mostly got away – it was the ordinary folk who suffered the wrath of the Red Army … but I digress) … I rolled a lot of 5s and 6s, but very few 1s – which are no good for battles but do help you push on with a nutter project (actually, I opted for jet fighters, which isn’t that nutty but I’m digressing again …)…
So, we got to the end: the enemies were at the gates … the Lancaster was overhead but the jet fighters were not ready. Even the Italian campaign had been lost and the 8th army was around the Alps! But my little bunker and my map and my mythical armies were all intact. Victory!
It then transpired that maybe I wasn’t the last player to confront ‘The End’ (turns out Jerry may be taking it to an overseas show …)… So I thought, this may not have been the End, but it was perhaps the beginning of the end … (of ‘The End’).
The PP bits were to make a mountain version of the IG 18 for my Gebirgsjaeger … More anon