The suggestion was to fight them back to back at 500 points a side so the campaign can move on to the movement phase and bigger builds.......
The reports are in..... first up War Correspondent Morris Chipham from a few miles outside of Newport.
I followed in the path of Major Lewis's Brigade as it marched towards the Cylinder Pit before it was checked by Black Vapour and the Martian Fire Beam from the Martian Scuttlers.
It was plain that the Volunteer Brigade, though it held its ground, could not advance farther.
The hammering from the pit could still be heard as civilians and military personnel fled the field and out of range of the Martian weapons.
Meanwhile in Scotland.
Graham McAllister reports from the Daily Messenger and gave his account of the actions of the Forfarshire's and their attempt to neutralise the Scottish Cylinder.