|Early morning bustle|
I hopped on our local subway train (the metro) to find that the venue at Gateshead Stadium was a five minute walk from the station,, so ten to fifteen minutes later I arrived to find a queue to get in. a phenomena unknown to myself!
Swiftly moving on, there was quite a number of punters there and a more than ample number of traders willing to take your cash.
In no particular order and an almost complete lack of credits for many of the games, here's some of my better (ahem) photos of the event.
|Busy Napoleonic (I think) table|
|Same game, from the away supporters end|
|The English are in the foreground, protecting the Newburn crossing|
I had a good chat with the guys who were running it and they seemed to be busy for the few hours I was there too, which is always a good sign.
They were using "Baroque" rules.
|Excellent Italian Wars era game, beautiful figures and terrain|
|Leonardo's 'tank' took me aback though!|
|Whitby's WW2 had a very busy table too especially when...|
|...compared to the rather sparse participation gladiator game|
|The only sci-fi/fantasy game I encountered|
|Streets littered with the dead and dying - again!|
His card buildings may not to be everyone's tastes but his enthusiasm for the game (he uses Dead Mans Hand rules iirc) is inspiring and I seem to find something new every time I see his game.
|Happy shoppers and traders everywhere.|
|Trojan Wars game by the Tyneside Wargames Club (I think)|
|"How many times do I have to tell you?"|
As I did my round of goodbyes before departing, Roy of the blog "Never mind the jankers"
receiving instructing from Col. Bill as his new skivvy as the photograph to the right shows.
The photograph below shows the result, though whether or not that was the intent of the instruction remains unknown.
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