Yesterday saw the culmination of the group project by the Old Guard Wargame Group , as we put on the ACW Battle of Stone River at our local show Battleground.
Firstly we must say a real well done to Leon and the team at Pendraken for all the hard work put into making this a great event. Its really growing as a regional show . Yesterday was a busy day with good traders and attendance right through the day . There were 7 of us there from the Old Guard and we all took a number of breaks for shopping excursions a number of times.
|Each of the guys had completed various regiments , I had also done most of the terrain. Photo credit Roy Williamson|
|James, me, John, Martin, Pete, Angus, Stig - we were missing Stuart|
|James's beautifully painted Rebs all lined up for the fray. - Photo Credit - Roy Williamson|
|Stigs Union Regiments await the onslaught ..|
|Martins Union reserve units decide to try a flanking march.|
|The addition of strips of variably flashing LED;s added to the atmosphere - and were much appreciated by audience!|
|John gets his reinforcement brigades on the move as Angus takes the fence line at the first attempt..|
|The action was hotting up|
|Stigs and my units fail to hold Angus and fall back...|
|Martins counterattack was beaten back - and we all agreed this ended as confederate win . The union commanders were of course too distracted by shopping ! well that was our excuse!|
It was a very good show for shopping. We were also located right next to the bring and buy , and were able to nab some quick gains through the day . We also visited the trader throughout , and I am sure buoyed by a great atmosphere on the day a number of bust budgets adding various goodies.
As for me this was my stash..
|Old Skytrex ships for a WW2 project picked up from the bring and buy,,,|
|6MM buildings from Leven - James , Martin and I are going to to 1980's stuff. - as they picked up a real bargain in the b&b with a massive British force, to match my rooskies|
|Basing tufts and bases from warbles|
|tools and airbrush bits|
|and ... oh dear..... where will this lead...|
Overall it was a brilliant day out...