Call To Arms is the annual wargames show held by the Wellington Warlords. I’m not a member of Warlords, because although I work in Wellington, I live too far away to return for games in the weekend. But most years I’m involved in a demo game of some sort at Call To Arms.
This year I actually went one better, and put on not one, but two demo games. Well, to be exact, I put up two demo tables, as they weren’t games that were actually played, but static displays.
Over the next couple of postings, I’ll put up some photos of each of the displays. Today’s posting is on my colonial New Zealand Wars game. As always, click on the photos to see them in all their glory.
I draped the front of the table with the flags of Britain and the Confederation of United Tribes.
At one corner of the tables, the doughty old chief Kawiti defends his fortified pa against a British attack. His warriors shoot through loop-holes cut in the bottom of the palisades, protected by banks of earth.
Elsewhere a family defend their homestead against a Māori raid. This vignette includes one of my favourite Empress Miniatures figures, the young girl flinching as she shoots her pistol at an oncoming warrior.
In my second Call To Arms posting, take a look at the next game I put on using almost the same terrain, but resulting in a totally different setting.