amazing 40K game at LegioCon this year, I also volunteered to run an early-Great War game as well. Here is the description:
late summer of 1914 was marked by innumerable encounter battles between the
German army and the French, Belgian and British forces operating on the Western
Front. The game focusses on one of these battles between the Germans and the
British Expeditionary Force leading up to the pivotal Battle of Mons in August
1914. Can the plucky "Old Contemptibles" withstand the furious
onslaught of the German infantry, Uhlan lancers and even armoured cars? Or will
the Huns triumph and drive the BEF back into the Channel? 28mm figures are supplied,
rules are "The Great War" by Warhammer Historical. 6
The forces comprised, for the British defenders, a two-company battalion with three attached machineguns and an 18 pdr field gun. The Germans deployed two battalions each of two companies, plus three machineguns, a cavalry squadron of 12 Uhlans, and two armoured cars. They left one company, the cavalry, and the armoured cars in Reserve, and deployed the rest of the infantry. The models used in the game are all from Foundry's Great War range, with the exception of the Ehrhardt armoured cars (Barrage Miniatures) and the German and British commander models (Paul Hicks's Mutton Chop Miniatures). Some of the Germans were from the collection of our late friend Glenn Shott and I thought of the game as being somewhat in honour of him.
Garth of Maxx Collectibles, one of the prime movers behind LegioCon, said a few very kind words and awarded me this nice token of their appreciation for the games we put on at the Con. It was really nice to be recognized for our participation and I appreciated that a lot. Thanks LegioCon and see you next year!