Sunday, 1 February 2015

Blasthof Bridge

Today we ventured over to Vapnartak at York. This years we put on a participation game - Blasthof Bridge - one of the all time classic scenarios from Charge or How to play Wargames by Messrs Young and Lawford.

The scenario and rules are a great introduction to Horse and Musket gaming and indeed where the rules I first used back in the late 60s with Airfix ACW figures.

The game was well received and we run the it 3 times during the course of the day.  In all we had 4 adults and 8 children joining in. My son Max also played all 3 games and helped with running the game. 

We had a very enjoyable day out at what is probably the best show up North.

I used Prince August 40mm home cast figures and green painted MDF boards. 

I think the game looked - what do you think ?











18 comments:

Bluebear Jeff said...

Looks great to me, sir. Well done!


-- Jeff

Graham C said...

Mark,
It looked first class. Think we forget sometimes this is really what the hobby is all about. If you want to get youngsters involved what they see has to be achievable for them, more importantly they have to have a good game.

A.W. KITCHEN said...

A classic game ! , what wargaming is all about !, Tony

Black Powder said...

Great looking games, and wonderful to see the classic Prince August minis in such abundance!

Jim Duncan said...

10 out of 10, gold star or whatever first rate comment that modern kids will rate highly.

Well done for getting the younger generation involved. A good lesson for Max.

Pierre le Poilu said...

Brought back many schoolboy memories, thank you (I think). I had a long chat with one of the "supervisors". I really hope some youngsters will find some of the joy in gaming that this book brought to me.

David said...

I saw it and was tempted to play but it always seemed busy when I went past. I sometimes think that the very pretty games put people off - something a bit simpler and doablecan be just as much a source of inspiration

Steve-the-Wargamer said...

That's just about as traditional as it gets! Lovely..

Robbie Rodiss said...

Mark,
The photographs dont do the figures justice.Now if you were prepared to cast up a few hundred figures I would 'do' this period game. Well done.

Andy McMaster said...

Nice pics. It was a simply lovely looking game. And great to see kids enjoying it.

abdul666 said...

Ols School eye-candy at is best!

Paul Robinson said...

It did look good and everyone seemed to be having a good time. Well done.

Chris Gregg said...

Just want to add my appreciation too for you keeping the classic look alive and well. Not something I would achieve myself but it is very nostalgic to look at.
Chris
http://notjustoldschool.blogspot.co.uk/

Phil said...

Aaaah, Blasthof!
Well done Mark.
Phil

Wellington Man said...

In every way absolutely superb!

Gonsalvo said...

Very nice job, Mark!

Gonsalvo said...

Very nice job, Mark!

Gonsalvo said...

Very nice job, Mark!