In anticipation of a 1918 theme I had started work on preparing a game inspired by Dunsterforce's experiences in the Caucasus. It soon became evident that it was going to take me several years to get there so I fell back on trying to get Prince Valiant ready for a public outing. Well, while the hope is that the games will focus on the last year of the Great War, officially anything Great War related is in, so, so am I!
It's time for my 1914 figures to make a public appearance!
|My grandfather, Hubert de Solla.|
The war was a terrible experience for many but not all only remembered it that way. My grandfather had served his time in the regular army, was called up with the other reservists, fought through the war and tried to sign up for the sequel. He also held on to his collection of toy soldiers and told stories of battles to his young grandson. I am dedicating this event to him.
|French, British and Indian units taking on the Germans in 2015.|
My 40mm Toy Soldier game will be set during the Race to the Sea but will probably be a made up scenario to suit what I can field, reflect the sorts of actions that took place and make an interesting (hopefully) convention game. I need to put a move on and start churning out 1914 figures and terrain, not to mention actually writing down a set of rules but I'm really looking forward to getting it all together and seeing how it goes over.