The main focus of our presentation was a Basic Impetus game. The idea was that a Roman official had been dispatched from Londinium to inspect the army's progress in building the wall and he was also bringing the soldiers back pay with him. The local tribe had caught wind of this and were intent on intercepting his coach. It succeeded both as a game and as a draw for a number of interested spectators. Reversing the result in both the practice games the Coach made it to the local fort to enable the Romans to claim victory, although not before suffering significant casualties.
I did not take part in the game but instead set up the gladiator game Ludus Gladaitorius - the idea being to show that wargames has a lot of variety to offer. Although it was quiet at first two quite young brothers had a couple of games and seemed to really enjoy it and then two teenage lads also had a go. Certainly worth doing.
All in all a pleasant way to pass an afternoon and promote both the club and the hobby. We may get a further invitation to a WW1 themed event next year.
The Auxiliary Archers man the walls
A re-enactor looks on
The Antoine Guard
The coach and supplies head for the fort, with the barbarians in the background
Not quite the right order but you get the idea!