I was tidying up, i.e. moving stuff around, my study (the room formerly known as the dining room) when I came across a number of CDs. When I loaded them up I found hundreds of photographs of my wargames collection going back to 2002! Certainly the Darkest Africa collection was last used way back then, although I do still have it in a box under my games table. I was playing a campaign at the Durham Club back then, exploring the Congo as several of us were 'into' Colonial gaming using The Sword and the Flame, and I remember some really fun and bloody games. Maybe I should resurrect them........
Above and below, a scratch built motor launch manned by the Belgian navy. The boiler is made from a kinder egg.
The rest of the pictures show various elements of my Force Publique and tribesmen, together with some Zanzibari slavers and intrepid explorers.
Thanks for the nostaliga Colin, though I don't remember the launch, I do remember that the games were a lot of fun.ReplyDelete
I also remember the chap with cricket bat, was he the great-great-great grandfather of Sean (of the dead fame) ?
Joe, don't you remember the naval battle on the lake against the Zanzibari slave traders?ReplyDelete
Yes he could be a distant ancestor.