As a relative newcomer to DBA, it was with no little trepidation that I offered to organise a tournament.
The theme was based on a dreadful pun (Bakewell TARTars and T’ARTillery) after the local delicacy. This meant that armies had to have at least four Light Horse and/or Artillery elements. In order to give LH room to roam around the flanks and give elements the chance to stay out of artillery range, the boards were large ones at 800mm square.
On the day, 14 gallant competitors cantered in on their light horse, some dragging their artillery with them – in some cases (well Arnaud to be precise!), dragging quite a lot of artillery.
Back row, left to right – Tom Whitehead, Paul Murgatroyd, Richard Pulley, Scott Russell, Pete Whyman, Neil Mason, Graham Fordham, Tristan Gale (observer), Phil Duncan, David Constable (obviously worried about being seen at a v3 event as he tries to edge out of picture!)
Front Row – me, Tamara Fordham, Arnaud Marmier (the winner), Martin Myers (edging forward and trying to look like the winner!), Pete Duckworth and Phil Johnson.
The prizes were kindly donated by John Roberts of Naismith and Roundway (http://naismithandroundway.co.uk/ ). First prize was a 15mm Late German army IV/13d – hopefully to be seen at the next Mercian tournament when the theme will be the Italian Wars.
A few photos from the event: (Pictures of the armies to follow)