As I mentioned, Sunday was the West Midlands Military Show. We took our Malta game along to display, with the improvements we've made since Wargamer in December. The show was a good day overall, it seemed like there was a healthy turnout and there were plenty of traders and games around. To top it off, we also won the Best Terrain award for our game!
Here's a few shots of the game in its latest guise.
|The board with troops deployed|
|The Ottoman advance begins|
|The view from the other end!|
|The street fight begins in earnest|
|The Turkish galley impatiently waits outside the harbour|
|Another shot of the board as the Turks assault the boom towers|
|The North Africans take the boom tower!|
|Valette looks on from the battlements|
|A view of the hall on the way to lunch!|
|The galley finally enters the harbour|
|The siege tower at the halfway point...|
|The Manowar, complete with sails!|
|Our Best Terrain award!|
I also got a few shots of the Best Demo Game, an ECW offering from Leamington using the To Defy A King rules. It was a nice looking game overall, but for me personally it was missing that special something that grabbed me.
Unfortunately, I didn't get any pictures of the other games on offer, but there were several others that looked very nice. Overall, a good day was had by all and much money was spent! More on that later...