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Paddy Griffith Memorial Kriegsspiel?

Post  Guy on Fri Sep 10, 2010 1:32 pm

Henry Hyde mentioned today on The Minatures Page that Too Fat Lardies will not be at Colours this week-end because they will be attending a meeting regarding this idea.
Anyone know anything about it?
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Re: Paddy Griffith Memorial Kriegsspiel?

Post  Martin on Sat Sep 11, 2010 9:57 am

I understand from Richard Clarke that it's one of the Duxford games that Paddy had comitted to run. The intention is that it will still take place, in memorium.

Richard had been part of the team assisting Paddy in umpiring previous Duxford games and is involved with this one too.

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Post  Guy on Sat Sep 11, 2010 8:16 pm

Thanks Martin,
Nice idea.
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Re: Paddy Griffith Memorial Kriegsspiel?

Post  hammurabi70 on Sun Sep 12, 2010 8:13 pm

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Re: Paddy Griffith Memorial Kriegsspiel?

Post  henridecat on Tue Sep 14, 2010 6:23 pm

Will details can be published/confirmed here?
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Re: Paddy Griffith Memorial Kriegsspiel?

Post  Martin on Wed Sep 15, 2010 9:53 pm

Would that be this one?

Yes, that's it. The putative Axis attack on Malta.

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Post  hammurabi70 on Mon Oct 11, 2010 1:19 pm

Martin wrote:Would that be this one?

Yes, that's it. The putative Axis attack on Malta.

This is happening next Saturday; anyone going?
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Post  Martin on Mon Oct 11, 2010 1:29 pm

Yes. Richard Madder & I are going. Not sure who else. I'm also not sure yet what the format is, but there are apparently speakers.

It's at the RMA Sandhurst, where Paddy spent several years as a lecturer.

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Post  hammurabi70 on Thu Nov 04, 2010 10:39 pm

Martin wrote:Yes. Richard Madder & I are going. Not sure who else. I'm also not sure yet what the format is, but there are apparently speakers.

It's at the RMA Sandhurst, where Paddy spent several years as a lecturer.

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Post  Martin on Fri Nov 05, 2010 6:35 pm

Someone probably can, but it may be a while if I'm doing it.

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Post  hammurabi70 on Fri Nov 05, 2010 9:38 pm

Martin wrote:Someone probably can, but it may be a while if I'm doing it.
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Re: Paddy Griffith Memorial Kriegsspiel?

Post  Martin on Thu Nov 18, 2010 2:32 pm

We went straight from the memorial for 10 days in Scotland, hence this tardy response. Here's a very brief summary of the occasion......

The memorial was held at RMA Sandhurst and was attended by c100 friends from all periods of Paddy's life.

After a brief drinks reception, we were ushered into the Indian Army Memorial Room, where there were 70-80 minutes of fulsome tributes, interleaved by excepts from Paddy's TV programme 'The Game of War'. This part of the day was preceded and followed by a couple of songs by the Beatles.

Paddy's wife, Genevieve, gave the first tribute, and was followed by friends from school, university, Sandhurst and after.

I have known Paddy for less than 10 years, so was very interested in the descriptions of him by school-friends etc. It's clear that the man I knew was already recognisable from an early age.....creative, intellectual, irreverent, humorous, rebellious, dismissive of rules & regulations. One colleague made the comment that an institution like Sandhurst could never contain Paddy. How very true......

His interest in history & wargaming, was always there, and wherever he went he set up clubs, and discussion-groups, and societies to promote both.

Following the tributes, we adjourned to the Waterloo Room (dominated by a huge diorama painting of the battle) for tea, coffee, buffet & chat.

A good day, a fitting tribute, and I'm glad I attended.

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Post  hammurabi70 on Fri Nov 19, 2010 12:13 am

Sounds like a very apt and fitting day although not quite the Kriegsspiel I thought they had in mind.

A good final salute.
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Re: Paddy Griffith Memorial Kriegsspiel?

Post  Martin on Fri Nov 19, 2010 9:43 am

Yes it had occured to me that the memorial might have taken the form of a surprise k/spiel - which would have been very much in Paddy's style. Some attendees at his first game at Duxford had been under the impression that it was to be a day of lectures, although Paddy always claimed the misunderstanding was not down to him!

This suspicion was reinforced by the fact that we were split into several groups for the pre-event communication, although that turned-out to have no significance on the day.

I'm assuming that Paddy's planned game at Duxford will still go ahead, although I'm not involved in the running of that.

I think Richard Clarke is. Perhaps he can enlighten us.

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