The Southern Battle Gamers host MOAB (Mother of all Battlegames) over the three-day October long weekend each year (see HERE). This year I was only able to attend the Saturday and took part in the DBA historical matched pairs competition. On the Sunday there was a AD 1067 campaign, but I was pre-booked to drink bier and eat suspiciously shaped German sausages to welcome in Oktober...
|The main hall early on Saturday morning... before it got rowdy.|
The many many MOAB events take place over three floors of a gymnasium/hall/basketball court. The main floor including stage (pictured), a mezzanine (sort of in the picture), a basement and a bunch of rooms out the back. All manner of games are on offer as competitions, for demonstrations and participation. No Conflict at the World's End this year, but I might see if we can't have a couple of games on the go next year.
In the historic matched pairs competition I managed to scrape into 9th place out of ten entrants. Not my best result yet to be sure.... A photo of each of my games below. I only used my own armies once (Nabataean vs Seleukids), the other games were all played with my opponents' armies.
|My vikings take a close 3:4 defeat at the hands of the miserable Welsh.|
|Radagaisus leads my Ostragoths to victory (4:0), capturing the Late Roman BUA in the first turn.|
|My Mound-builders were crushed by his Mound-builders (2:5)|
|My Nabataeans had a bad time of it against the Late Seleukids among the palms (2:4)|
|The dirty New Kingdom Gypos sweep in to crush my poor Mitanni (0:4)|
So, four losses and only one victory. A couple of the defeats were quite close, but by the last game I'm afraid I had lost heart and the Mitanni were doomed...