BEST IN SHOW
The 3.9 Steps
Luv a duck!
(More photos at the bottom of the page)
It was a wet and miserable day outside Crystal
Palace, but inside the sun shone on the Empire. Pete and I took EOE
to SELWG, using the same scenarios as at SALUTE but with many new
features and figures. We had a great day, played three games,
crashed some cabs, shot some Huns and in general caused loads of
mayhem, with a horde of people and had three more different results.
We were delighted to be awarded BEST IN SHOW and would like to thank
all those that played as you helped make our game what it is.
We would like to thank South East London War Gamers' show organisers
for making this an easy and pleasant show to attend, will see you
The game we ran at SELWG was in fact three
separate scenarios that for Show purposes were run back to back
providing a continuous narrative. The first scenario involves only
two heroes in a cab chase attempting to stop a signal being sent to
a team of assassins, the second involves the original two heroes and
three Bobbies preventing the assassins killing the Foreign Secretary
and the third scenario involves the Heroes, Bobbies and some British
soldiers preventing the escape of the assassins and the traitor
escaping with the plans for a battleship. Simple!
We ran through the campaign three times, with
different results every time. In the first scenario Not only did the
signal get sent, the Foreign Secretary was assassinated and the
traitor with the plans made good his escape. Almost a complete
victory for the Huns, especially as the "Cad" playing Colonel Sir
Henry Templeton-Smyth managed to get him killed!
Game two, saw the Foreign Secretary killed again
but Sir Henry managed to save the plans from falling into enemy
hands. There were some quite dubious actions by some of the soldiers
which involved them in harassing many of the local populace. Game
two also saw a luckless soldier interrupting one Alastair Crowley
who was busy summoning a daemon in the Museum, the said daemon was
duly summoned and carried the terrified soldier high into the sky
over Lion Square before dropping him. Lady Annabelle made a cunning
effort to stop the German Admiral escaping by accompanying him to
the river front, then she turned upon him and shot him in the behind
with a small calibre pistol.
Game three was trickier, several players had
returned to play again and thought they knew what to expect. They
successfully stopped the cab, the Foreign Secretary was still
assassinated, all three assassins got away, the German Admiral was
shot and mortally wounded, but a whole armful of redcoats were also
killed. This game ended with the death of Sir Henry at the hands of
none other than Frankenstein's monster.
Small children were run over in every game and
ladies of the night were regularly propositioned. I got to
use my new wrecked cab model, in every game. Thanks to Nic at Eureka
for supplying me with one of their fantastic hansome cabs to turn
into wreck. And a great time was had by all.
Cheers Tim & Pete