I wandered along to one of the local wargames clubs -- Immotals de Paris Ouest. I had arranged to play a Field of Glory game with Gilles -- Romans vs Carthaginians. The club meet started at 7:00. But due to work I didnt leave the office till 7:00, and I had to run to get food, and then get the metro (changing twice) to get to the club. I got there at 8:00, and there was no one there. I was about to leave when another wargamer arrived, and at 8:15 a whole horde appeared. There was then a lot of chatting -- the game was changed to Akkadians vs Sumerians, and setup proceeded. The game didnt start until 10:00 pm. I was worried -- due to rail works the metro line I used shut down at 10:00 each night. But I was persuaded to stay, with an offer of a lift.
Gilles and I had a cunning plan as the Sumerians. The Akkadians fell into our trap, and we out deployed them. Unfortunately, at that point it all fell appart -- our Chariots refused to maneuver. And I compounded the mistake when I charged what I thought was undisciplined rabble, only to find out they were royal guard!
The game finished at 2:00 am. I got home, and got up at 5:00 am to get the train to Saumur.
The tank museum is a must see for boys of all ages!!! What can I say that hasn't already been said. I walked through the exhibits twice. Unfortunately, my planning was bad -- if I had gone a week before I would have seen the annual concourse where they get the running tanks outside maneuvering around! As it was, some of the tanks had fresh dirt still on the tracks!!!