Sunday was Partizan 2 the wargames show at Newark and our group (Bramley Barn Wargamers) were presenting a demo game.
When talking about a game a couple of months ago we wanted something different that would stand out and be visually interesting, but also would utilize the collections we already had. We then started thinking about whether we should be considering something relevant to the 100th anniversary of the battles in 1916. Bagamayo was almost 100 years to the day for Partizan so became a logical choice.
Chum Chris Charlton and I had the figures already, "Admiral Charlton" already has a fleet of various sized boats and Chris Flowers had ideal terrain.
In terms of the game itself The Royal Navy was quick to agree to stage a landing at Bagamayo in East Africa using Sailors and Marines from the ships in the area supported by Zanzibar Rifles. Despite being outnumbered the Imperial Forces took Bagamayo from the German and Askari forces defending it (including a gun from the battleship Konigsburg) with relatively light casualties, no doubt in part due to the fire support from the Royal Navy ships off shore.
We only managed few moves in our game and got a great response from visitors to the show , below are a number of pictures captured on the day by the Admiral himself. Enjoy!
One of the big guns taken from the Battleship Konigsburg.