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Personal logo BigRedBat Sponsoring Member of TMP03 Mar 2017 7:45 a.m. PST

Last Saturday we fought the "To the Strongest!" World championships at Chalgrove in Oxfordshire. 29 players fought a total of 42 battles (plus a large demo game of which more, anon). I think it must be amongst the largest of thecontemporary 28mm ancients/medieval tournaments. Simon Purchon, with his fearsome Sassanid army, was "the Strongest!" for the second year running!

Here are photos of some of the games and participants.

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There are a lot more photos and description on my blog:-

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Thanks to all who came and helped- forward to 2018!

Best, Simon

Caliban Supporting Member of TMP03 Mar 2017 8:31 a.m. PST

Some nice looking armies there!

Codsticker03 Mar 2017 2:27 p.m. PST

TtS! does make good looking games.

Personal logo BigRedBat Sponsoring Member of TMP04 Mar 2017 2:52 a.m. PST

It was very interesting to see the armies people brought. A few had painted entirely new armies for the event- but I think rather more people brought armies that they hadn't used for quite a few years- there were a couple of stunning Vendel pike armies, for example. It's great to think of the old veterans picking up their dusty shields and girding themselves for war!

It was also good to see a couple of Biblical era armies. I believe in one battle onager-drawn battle carts were pitched against later knights. :-) Also two Chinese armies were fielded from the Oriental booklet.

Emperorbaz04 Mar 2017 4:31 a.m. PST

What a great event this was. Such a friendly atmosphere, everyone enjoying a good laugh, plenty of biscuits. My idea of a great days wargaming! How different to the experience back in the 80's of the "Worlds" in Derby assembly rooms, highly competitive, every nuance of the rules being exploited.
This event was a success for two reasons, one it was well organised by a great bunch of chaps, thanks to Steve Dover particularly (and for letting me beat him), and second, what a terrific set of rules. People may be forgiven for believing this is a set of rules for big battles, if they have seen any of Simon Millers terrific display games around the show circuit. But actually, it's also a terrific set of rules for a 6x4' table with 10-12 units per side (28mm) where you are pretty sure of a result in 2hours or less.
Thanks again to the Oxford guys and Simon for putting the fun back into Wargaming!

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