|What Was In The Back Room
FREDERICKSBURG (ACW) – Voted 3rd Best Display
The Fight For The Bridgehead.
Abraham Lincoln appointed General Ambrose E. Burnside to command the Army of the Potomac. Burnside planned to seize and secure the town of Fredericksburg and then take the Confederate capital, Richmond.
To do this he needed to make a crossing of the Rappahannock River. This game displays this river crossing on the first day, of what was to become over the next three days an epic and costly struggle for the Union.
Burnside was finally forced to abandon the attack as hopeless.
The historical result was bettered on the day, with the Union successfully establishing a bridgehead across the river.
ADVANCED SQUAD LEADER (ASL)
Arguably the most detailed World War 2 tactical simulation produced. Advanced Squad Leader is a skirmish (tactical) level wargame using cardboard counters and map boards.
Units are squads of 8 to 16 men along with the many support weapons and vehicles they would encounter.
Presented by Army Group South ASL Wargaming Group.The group meets in the Ashburton Public Library at 154 High Street Ashburton on the last Friday of each month at 7pm. The group has experienced players and an active new member group. Contact Neil Andrews on Neil@pegacat.com or 0408 499 009.
Take to the air in your flimsy airplane over the deadly trenches of Western Europe. Shoot down enemy planes, destroy observation balloons, strafe trenches or take on the massive zeppelin!
Canvas Eagles at Games 2008 is a public participation game for all ages. Once you strap yourself into the pilot’s seat, the tension soon mounts. Neil will show you how easy it is to get started.
Games 2008 | Stage | Main Hall 1 | Main Hall 2 | Back Room | Helpers & Traders