Sunday, 12 June 2011
The Big Battle League: Et in Arcadia Ego
THE INVASION OF ARCADIA 1975 by the Big Battle League
This article was published in Battle Magazine May 1976 and has been mentioned on the Society of Gentleman Gamers forum.Terry Mutlow and Neil Roberts were the driving forces behind the project and asked Terry Wise to umpire the game by the War Department, a wargames club based in New Malden Surrey.
Other clubs involved were the North London Wargames Society, South London and the Whitehall Warlords and the Hampton and the Wandsworth Wargames clubs.
The game was played on a hall floor 48 by 24 feet over 1100 square feet of battlefield. There were more than 40 players and used models from WWII to 1975, including 4000 infantry, 700 AFVs and 200 aircraft, 40 landing craft and other naval assets.
Tyberius, who posted about the article, is interested in finding out the following:
Is there anyone out there who participated in the original game, or who knows of those that participated in this game?
Is there any more information about this game - who played, any pictures, highlights etc.
Did the Big Battle league organise any other games?
Any comments or further information would be welcome.