|Some of the action from the weekends action. Photo from Dave's excellent blog "One man and his Brushes"|
It is always a thrill to see a great wargame in action.
Since Mark Freeth has taken over the Wargames Holiday Centre and established himself in Basingstoke the games have been so wonderfully promoted on blogs, social media and live video feeds that you are able to "feel" the enjoyment from the lucky fellows that are in the thick of the action on the day.
Over the past weekend Mark Freeth and Dave Docherty (Mr One Man and His Brushes - superb blog!) have put on another spectacular "The Sands of Sudan" weekend with true Peter Gilder style and panache.
When I decided all those years ago to put together the rules and publish them for the first time, it was always to promote the period and the style of "us against the umpire" games which are always so much fun. It is so pleasing to see the Sudan grow in popularity across the globe in the past five years, whatever the rules being played. It is such an aesthetically pleasing period and one photographs superbly.
In the UK Dave Docherty has been a driving force in making these games so popular both on the show circuit and at the WHC. Good man.
You can see so many superb photos here and also, if you do have Facebook, you should search out the Wargames Holiday Centre and follow them and Mark. You will be so incredibly pleased you did.