On a snowy 24th March 2013, I attended the new Cannon show at Retford. The show is hosted by the Retford Wargames Group and is named after a Crimean War cannon that is a key feature in the town.

The game generated a high level of interest from attendees both young and old.

Here are some of my photographs of the venue and game, which was played using Black Powder;
[singlepic id=142 w=350 float=center] Nice light and airy venue – the other upstairs hall was splendid
[singlepic id=141 w=350 float=center] The table set up with plenty of room for supporting materials
[singlepic id=143 w=350 float=center] As the British emerge from Schyndel they can see the French vedettes in the early morning mist
[singlepic id=149 w=350 float=center] Daendels brigade is struggling to get forward as it can’t use “brigade moves” in the first two turns
[singlepic id=144 w=350 float=center] The British Light Dragoons advance boldly to drive off the French Hussars …..
[singlepic id=146 w=350 float=center] … only to be broken in the ensuing cavalry combat and resulting sweeping advance. Meanwhile Daendels finally gets his brigade moving forward – his battalion guns looking for the convenient bridge.
[singlepic id=145 w=350 float=center] The French Hussars are driven off by the advancing British Guards
[singlepic id=147 w=350 float=center] Wesley’s brigade looks on from their position in reserve near Schyndel
[singlepic id=150 w=350 float=center] The French infantry arrive to drive back the British Guards, breaking the First Foot Guards

Some links featuring other photographs of the game;

Meglomanic’s blog

Retford Wargames Group

The Retford Wargames Group’s website is; Retford Wargames Group