Andrew Tounsend

Posted by Lon on February 4, 2011 at 12:51 PM

It is with regret that we have to announce that Andy passed away late January after a very long period of illness.


Although not a member of the club for some time, over the last 30 or so years he showed that you can take wargaming both as irrelevant, and at the same time, far too seriously.


He could take the loss of half of his army with a shrug of his shoulders and a "oh well" or conversley launch the dice with great velocity across the room like the shrapnel that caused the casualties in the first place.


About ten of his wargaming buddies went to sent him off, and it was decided that a set of rules he described as "crap" be burned, and the resulting ashes placed withing a Bren Gun Carrier, to be used as the prize for the Andy Tounsend Memorial Ashes Cup, given to the player that most typifies Andy....unlucky with tthe dice and a true Yorkshireman.



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