|New bunker to anchor the trench line|
|New entrenched hill with gun position|
|Ready to attack, note the mighty levels of armoured support|
|Maxim guns for base of fire. "I'll have a rice bowl with fish heads to go"|
I overran the Padre's bunker quite handily, but then trying to fight down the trench cost me a lot of troops. Although the FOO did finally get through and used some siege guns to rearrange the Padre's supports, bringing the game to a bloody draw.
Crawling over the trenches you've probably noticed this fellow
This is the model that started my whole hobby.
Back when I was maybe 5 or 6, someone with no idea of what was age appropriate got me one, which I put together with the sponsons upside down and never did figure out how to get the unditching wheels attached. My dad figured I need some men to go with it and took me down to McCormick's Hobbies (it's still there on Oxford St. near the corner of Richmond in London) where I got a box each of the Airfix WW1 Americans and WW1 Germans. Over the next decade I spent a lot of my collected birthday and Christmas money on that spinner rack of Airfix figures.
The rest, as they say, is history.