The show itself was of the same high standard as last year
s one but I felt it was slightly busier, longer.
Apologies in advance for this photo-heavy post even though managed to cut it down to less than half the amount I took!
There was the usual gamut of games, in many eras and scales - though I can;t recall anything that I would consider "pure fantasy".
|Anglo Sikh Wars, with the Brits attacking a dug-in enemy !|
(I'll be showing the loot next week!)
On to the photos:
|Some of the attackers, attacking|
|The townsfolk going about their business|
|That's a fair-few cavalry!|
|Brompton Bankers put on this good-looking WW2 game|
|Refugees fleeing the Germans and no doubt hampering the US forces.|
|Borodino (!) by Yorkshire Coast Gamers - DBNI rules, hence the scale.|
|Beautifully pained 15mms|
|A "Little Big Horn" scenario of Reno's escape in 28mm|
|Reno's command. Game put on by Westerhope Gamers in 28mm...|
|...with an impressive collection of literature and other items.|
|Nate Zettle's "Blood and Plunder" game - lot of cardboard.|
|The "Old Guard Wargames Club" western desert game 1942...|
|... with the Afrika Corps and Italians attacking the 8th Army|
|Generals and Kings' Kursk Scenario - hence all the tanks|
|All done in 20mm and looked to be very bloody!|
|Overall view of "The First Charge at Hill 252,2"l|
|Tyneside Wargames Club's "Barbarossa" - kind of a boardgame-wargame cross|
|Andrew Wiley's, small but perfectly formed, "Tomb of Blood"|
|Redcar Ironsides' huge game "Leros- Operation Taifun"|
|Well done rugged terrain, and 10mm (?) land forces and "Cruel Seas" ships (I think)|
|The cliffs, do look formidable...|
|Close-up of the 88 sitting on top of the hill above|
|Border Reivers' fictional ACW "Battle of Plum Creek"|
|"British Dragoons (?) in this British Intervention scenario|
|General view of the engagement.|
|Firelock Games' "Blood and Valor (sic)" - some sort of colonial fiasco?|
|Vince Usher's "Carnivale" - good looking buildings, but I haven't a clue about the game|
|The now regular "Cake Wars" game for which I didn't see any takers all day...|
|Iacta Alea Est's "Battle of Leipzig", it was very bright and hurt my eyes !|
|The Independent Wargames Group's English Civil War game|
|Beautiful figures and terrain|
|Prince Bishop's Wargames Club's "El Cid;s raiding party"|
|Great looking terrain and figures even the grey walls had a little colour !|
|Durham Wargames Group's "Conquest of Mexico"|
|Lots going on in this game.|
|The Battlefield Trust's "Battle of Guisborough 1643" in 6mm|
|Stafford and Diatrict's French.Viet Minh's Vietnam game...|
|..."Operation Camargue". Great terrain and figures, models etc in 10mm (?)|
|French advancing through paddy fields|
If there are any games I missed, I apologise, but I think I got all of them and whilst I don't normally take photographs of the traders, here are two of the Traders that I bought from, both of whom I hadn't encountered before, but were on my list !
|IronClad's large, well detailed range of "Steampunk" (?)...|
|...and historical. I was just impressed by their display.|
|Not a game, but "Irongate's" way of displaying their excellent wares|
|Another view of "Irongate's" display (I spent more than I'd anticipated here)|
|Parting shot, still lots going on|
In other News:
I managed to get three hobby sessions in this week and managed to get 150 of my Sudan figures ready to splash paint on !
Next week I'll post about all the loot I brought back from "Battleground" as that will give me added time to finish some figures off - especially as I have no hospital visits this week !
Thanks for taking the time to visit and I hope that there was something of interest here and as always your comments are both welcomed and appreciated.