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ge2002bill Supporting Member of TMP13 Sep 2017 4:56 a.m. PST

Each September for several years we've had a tradition to play a big Colonial game. The late and celebrated Peter Gilder's Sudan collection was heavily featured this time. In addition we played at a venue similar in size to Peter's Wargame Holiday Center.

General Pettygree tells the story with my usual captioned photos here:


Bill P.

Rhysius Cambrensis Inactive Member13 Sep 2017 5:03 a.m. PST


M C MonkeyDew13 Sep 2017 6:07 a.m. PST


Winston Smith Supporting Member of TMP13 Sep 2017 6:46 a.m. PST

I need a bigger table.

WarWizard13 Sep 2017 9:54 a.m. PST


Personal logo Flashman14 Supporting Member of TMP13 Sep 2017 9:59 a.m. PST


(I can't get over the shoes on the table!)

Personal logo Florida Tory Supporting Member of TMP13 Sep 2017 1:34 p.m. PST

Wonderful, and I agree with your thoughts about establishing war gaming traditions. I need to work on it.


Sir Able Brush Supporting Member of TMP13 Sep 2017 2:50 p.m. PST

Love it

Personal logo chicklewis Supporting Member of TMP13 Sep 2017 6:29 p.m. PST


Early morning writer Inactive Member15 Sep 2017 9:15 a.m. PST

Delighted to see the late Mr. Gilder's troops are still in action – and a bit agog at the 1:1 figure on top of the table! Homage to the great is good – my pirate game has a volcano that combines Krakatoa with Mr. Gilder to arrive at Gilderakatoa, rather in keeping with his reputed volcanic temperament. Of course, there are also the Scrubyward Isles and a bit of something for Mr. Featherstone in the mix.

Yes, a good tradition to further – the annual game with good friends served with savory eateries.

ge2002bill Supporting Member of TMP15 Sep 2017 11:34 a.m. PST

We are delighted you enjoyed the story, photos and theme.
Bill P.

SgtGuinness19 Sep 2017 8:38 p.m. PST

What a wonderful spectacle! I agree wholeheartedly regarding gaming traditions with close friends. It really is a social hobby and getting together with your friends around a great looking games table rolling dice and having fun is a true treat.

My local S. FL. group SMG, holds the annual SMG Regatta every December where we play a very large 15mm Limeys & Slimeys game. It's a big hit and we look forward to it every year.


Part time gamer24 Oct 2017 5:22 p.m. PST

This game was Great!
But most of all, Im impressed & inspried to make more of an effort to get to my FLGS at least once a week. Even if only to spend time 'hanging out' & talking w friends & gamers. Far too much time alone these days.

(I can't get over the shoes on the table!)
I tend to agree, but its not so much the "shoes on the table", as the potential of impending "slip of the foot disaster!"

To each their own: I love the room a 6 ft. wide table gives you for gaming (espcially w/ this scale) but as mentioned, for those of us, that are Not 6 ft tall, those 2' are a bit much when it comes to trying to make that 'lean' towards the middle (and not crashing onto it).

Keep up the traditions and the times spent with friends.
Thats the real 'joy' of our hobby.

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