Wellington’s First Battle wins “Best in Show” at Phalanx 2013

On Saturday 15th June 2013, we took our Wellington’s First Battle demonstration game to the Phalanx Show run by the Spartans – the St. Helens Wargaming Society.

Although a long drive it was a great day out. The venue is large and was well laid out with good supporting materials. We were fortunate enough to win both the “Best Demonstration Game” and the “Best in Show” prizes – so the drive home seemed a lot shorter!

The game resulted in a French victory for James, after Colonel Vyse became a bit too ambitious and got his fragile cavalry brigade broken. The combat was however close as the British Guards brigade were successfully holding off the superior numbers of Daendels brigade;

The presentation

The British left on the final move

The result of the somewhat disastrous British Cavalry charge

The trophies on proud display